Puzzling Phenomena

September 26th, 2007

I guess the acrostic is a thing of the past, and I can’t say that its demise was a surprise to me. Not many readers would have been doing the puzzle, I always thought, so it probably wasn’t worth the space and cost for you to print it.

But I loved it, and admired Michael Vuolo’s work. I hope you can pass on to him my appreciation.

Tom Generous ’63

Carrboro, N.C.



To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the acrostic’s demise are premature. It’s back with this issue.—Editors.

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