Monday, April 4, 2022

Solution for January acrostic

"I quickly write up the tagging of the three terns and then open the tracking software with a lungful of air I'm too nervous to let out. The sight of the blinking red lights melts me with relief. I've had no idea if this could work, but here they are, three little birds that will fly south for the winter and, if everything goes to plan, take me with them."

Charlotte McConaghy, Migrations

A. Chestnut
B. Hideous Kinky
C. Avert
D. Rube Goldberg
E. Lighthousemen
F. Off The Road
G. Trippingly
H. Twist-off
I. Ethel Waters
J. Mute inglorious Milton
K. Chitterling
L. Cattle grid
M. Off the wall
N. Neither a borrower
O. Attitude
P. Get off the shed
Q. Halfwit
R. Yet within a month
S. Make love
T. I Like It Here
U. Ghost train
V. Revet
W. Ankh
X. The Elephant Queen
Y. Ifs
Z. Out with it
a. Night
b. Shrewdly

Friday, January 7, 2022

Acrostic for January 2022

Solution to December acrostic

"When they arrived, the paramedics put a neck brace on Maud then turned her like some precious archaeological find, old as Christ, fragile as ashes. One of the paramedics sat Tim on the back step of the ambulance and explained that he was suffering from shock but that he wasn't to worry because his girlfriend was doing pretty well."

Andrew Miller, The Crossing

A. Airbase
B. Nefaste
C. Damascus sword

D. Rhythm
E. Estate care
F. Where have all the flowers gone?
G. Mount Washington
H. In the house
I. Lithotripsy
J. Lee Iacocca
K. Exhaust manifold
L. Reported speech
M. The pawnbroker
N. Handicraft
O. Effade
P. Christine Keeler
Q. Reattach
R. Offhanded
S. Suprapubic
T. Stickleback
U. Italian wedding soup
V. Nothing, my Lord
W. Gamma bursts

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Acrostic for December

Solution to the November acrostic

I get dressed for the occasion, which means a T-shirt over jeans. I am a nineteen-year-old long hair, and this is my look. I call a cab, jump in and am extraordinarily pleased to be able to utter the immortal line, "Abbey Road, please, driver."

Phil Collins, Not Dead Yet

A. Partick Thistle
B. Hammersmith palais
C. Informed
D. Laramie
E. Carmania
F. Oireachtas
G. Learning
H. Lavabo
I. Injury
J. Naxos
K. Seaweed
L. Neolith
M. Oblomov
N. Tree beetle
O. Desdichado
P. Endocytosis
Q. All the gin joints....
R. Depardieu
S. Yarner
T. Errand boy
U. Tablet

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Acrostic for November

Solution for October acrostic

"Following the political tumult and excitement of the first successful lunar landings, the White House and NASA dramatically changed the direction of the entire space program under the excuse of a lack of public interest and insufficient funding."

Richard Hoagland Dark Mission

A. Rugger
B. Incorrect
C. Cupped
D. Hellhole
E. Acceded
F. Ratlin
G. Duffle
H. Hexadecimal
I. Obit
J. Aroint
K. Gerry Soffen
L. Lustful
M. Aching
N. Nuffield
O. Diffidence
P. Downscale
Q. Atticum
R. Rosh Hashanah
S. Kitten paws
T. Mounting
U. Institute
V. Space station
W. Staunch
X. Illuminate
Y. Often
Z. Netsex