Big Book of Acrostics 2
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Big Book of Acrostics 2

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by Mike Ashley
     
 
Another heaping helping of fun for acrostics fans! Let the solving begin. Michael Ashley, a regular contributor to Games magazine and one of America’s best-known crosticians, has devised another 110 devious acrostics to delight puzzle-doers. They’re entertaining and challenging, mixing the fun of crosswords with a bit of code-breaking. Start by

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Another heaping helping of fun for acrostics fans! Let the solving begin. Michael Ashley, a regular contributor to Games magazine and one of America’s best-known crosticians, has devised another 110 devious acrostics to delight puzzle-doers. They’re entertaining and challenging, mixing the fun of crosswords with a bit of code-breaking. Start by solving the clues, such as “Scottish philosopher of the 18th century (2 wds.).” The answer’s David Hume; write it on the numbered blanks. Then, transfer each letter to the grid, putting it in the correspondingly numbered square. The result, when you read the finished diagram from left to right: a thought-provoking quotation. To find out who wrote it and where it’s from, just look at the first letters of the answer words. The featured luminaries include Muhammad Ali, Erma Bombeck, Joyce Maynard, Jerry Seinfeld, and Mark Twain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402752582
Publisher:
Puzzlewright
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Series:
Mensa Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Big Book of Acrostics 2 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
kelleykool More than 1 year ago
The Mensa Big Book of Acrostics is amazing. It's just the right amount difficulty for a regular Acrostic fan like me, and the book is huge! The more puzzles, the better. It is the best brain exerciser for someone like me (50 years old), and it is very imformative. This one is a winner!
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legalwiz67 More than 1 year ago
A four-letter word for "Units of work", or A six-letter word for "Poopdeck Pappy's son", or A 3-word, 10-letter answer to "Carole King #1 song of 1971", or A 5-letter word for "Lends moral support, in a way". These are just some examples of the exquisite, mind-bending exercises in this truly fantastic compilation of Acrostics. If you want to give your brain some challenging food, you absolutely must get this book!! In addition, the quotes (taken from such diverse greats as Yogi Berra, Bob Hope, and John Updike) are hard enough so that you cannot just 'guess' at the correct letters to be inserted into the quote. This book is a great value: it includes 100 puzzles for only $9.95. I've bought other books of acrostics (from 'Dell' and 'Penny Press') that had 56, much easier, almost-boring puzzles for a cost of $4.95. This is the very first review I have ever written. Because I feel so strongly about this magnificent book, I felt compelled to write this review. If you are an 'almost-senior' citizen like me, then this book will most certainly keep your brain as sharp as it can be. Happy thinking!!