Samuel Butler by Charles Gogin
Sunday, June 15, 2014
ACROSTIC, Puzzle by Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
Edited by Will Shortz
This Sunday’s acrostic draws a quotation from The Note-Books of Samuel Butler by Samuel Butler and Francis Hackett.
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The quotation: MY FATHER IS ONE OF THE FEW MEN I KNOW WHO SAY THEY DO NOT LIKE SHAKESPEARE. I COULD FORGIVE [HIM] … IF IT WAS ONLY BECAUSE SHAKESPEARE WROTE POETRY; BUT … [H]E … SAYS HE LIKES TENNYSON AND THIS SERIOUSLY AGGREVATES HIS OFFENCE.
The author’s name and the title of the work: SAMUEL BUTLER, NOTE-BOOKS
The defined words:
A. Repeating the same music for each verse, STROPHIC
B. Curated record collections, ARCHIVES
C. Chilled, tomato-flavored consommé, MADRILENE
D. Final outcome, end result, UPSHOT
E. Actor playing Hamlet in a 2000 film (2 wds.), ETHAN HAWKE
F. Bobby Hull’s position on the ice (2 wds.), LEFT WING
G. Place to keep a shell collection?, BOATHOUSE
H. Firm in the face of arm-twisting, UNSWAYED
I. Mycenaean king and brother of Atreus, THYESTES
J. Tend, take care of (2 wds.), LOOK AFTER
K. Pharmacologist’s collyrium; bunk, bilge, EYEWASH
L. Plant producing oil or sugar, e.g., REFINERY
M. Dystopian experience, NIGHTMARE
N. Becoming even more rigid, OSSIFYNG
O. Legendary gatherer of lost canines? (2 wds.), TOOTH FAIRY
P. Fade away little by little, EVANESCE
Q. Native to the Island of the Gods, BALINESE
R. Approval from Spanky of “Our Gang” (hyph.), OKEY-DOKEY
S. Walt Kelly’s Pogo, for one, OPOSSUM
T. Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, in popular parlance (3 wds.), KISS OF LIFE
U. Tecumseh’s tribe, SHAWNEE
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