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2/12/2019

Answers to Acrostic Number 1

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Acrostic Number 1 Answers

6 Responses to “Answers to Acrostic Number 1”

  1. This was fun. Well done Mr. and Mrs. P!

    DRJ (15874d)

  2. So that is why you left the “r” out of “tooth fo a tooth.” I thought it was a typo but there are no typos in acrostics.

    DRJ (15874d)

  3. I still don’the recognize Little Miss Triplet. I learned it as Little Miss Muffett, but I knew it had to be a triple “whey.” Was “Triplet” a clue to triple it? Three “curds” was the clue to that for me.

    DRJ (15874d)

  4. I should have guessed about the cantatas.

    Narciso (4173f9)

  5. It was well done.

    Kishnevi (8f80b4)

  6. DRJ @ 2.

    So that is why you left the “r” out of “tooth fo a tooth.” I thought it was a typo but there are no typos in acrostics.

    I thought that was a possibility – it was only in the clue, not in any part of the solution – but I didn’t really think so, but I asked.

    I would have rated the possibility it was a typo as less than 30% – less than 20% – but not zero – and that high (30% or 20%) only because it was the first Acrostic.

    DRJ @3

    I still don’t recognize Little Miss Triplet. I learned it as Little Miss Muffett, but I knew it had to be a triple “whey.” Was “Triplet” a clue to triple it?

    Of course, of course.

    Three “curds” was the clue to that for me.

    No 3 curds wouldn’t get you the answer. I mean I thought the answr at first was WHEYWHEYWHEY but that is not the answer.

    The clue waa: Little Miss triplet ate thsi in addition to the curds curds curds,

    Since the poem goes “and whey”

    The answer obviously was

    ANDWHEYWHEYWHEY

    Except Patterico had another idea.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

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