Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hello, Uncle Milton! (Sunday brunch: August 26, 2012)

Two cryptics and two acrostics for you this weekend.

After you read and comment here, go do Mike Shenk's acrostic in the Wall Street Journal.  There's one word in it which so far everyone commenting has gotten wrong the first time (and it wasn't an unfair clue either).  Solve the puzzle (it's easy, thanks to the disappointing amount of repetition) and then let Mike know whether you got fooled as well.

Hex have an acrostic in the New York Times this weekend.  I'd be much more inclined to solve them right away rather than put them aside if the Times were to publish their acrostics in Java like the WSJ does.

Back on the cryptic front, Richard Maltby has a "Lost and Found" for you in the September Harper's.  Haven't gotten started on it yet, so I can't tell you whether it's hard or easy

And Falcon will have the National Post cryptic by Hex for you over on his blog.

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