[Ads-l] A head start on the acrostic this week for us

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jun 10 15:37:25 EDT 2017


Hmmm.  I’d never noticed the pun, and now it’s too late.  But I think I’ve seen it both ways.  And I’m not alone:
http://www.puzzler.com/puzzles-a-z/double-acrostic



LH


> On Jun 10, 2017, at 3:25 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> "Double-crostic", as I recall it, with no "a" and a hyphen, to make the pun.
> 
> Mark
> 
> On Jun 10, 2017 12:50 PM, "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> 
>> Clue in this weekend’s NYT double-acrostic:
>> 
>> “Acoustic guitar or film camera, for example”
>> 
>> (In honor, perhaps, of Bill Safire, who popularized the 8-letter term in
>> question, although he attributed the coinage to Frank Mankiewicz)
>> 
>> LH
>> 
>> P.S. I see the Times now calls this biweekly puzzle an Acrostic.  Didn’t
>> it use(d) to be called a Double Acrostic?
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