Another Poem With A Hidden Acrostic

In the September 29, 1888, edition of Weekly Wisconsin, the following strange enigma appeared, composed by an anonymous writer named “Maude”:

Perhaps the solvers are inclined to hiss,
Curling their nose up at a con* like this.
Like some much abler posers I would try
A rare, uncommon puzzle to supply.
A curious acrostic here you see
Rough hewn and inartistic tho’ it be;
Still it is well to have it understood,
I could not make it plainer, if I would.

* contribution

Apparently, there is a hidden acrostic in this riddle. Your task is to find it.

Solution

The acrostic is not really well-hidden like the one written by Lewis Carroll. However, it is still easy to miss.

Read the first couple of letters of each line to find the concealed acrostic. It reads as: PECULIAR ACROSTIC.

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About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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6 Responses to Another Poem With A Hidden Acrostic

  1. Frances D says:

    Now I want to try and write one 🙂

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  2. The mind which finds answers is greater than the mind which creates questions.

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  3. lindasschaub says:

    This is a first time for me seeing a hidden acrostic and how it works.

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  4. Lol this one was quite tricky I must say lol didn’t see that “con” coming! Get it? Lol never mind lol

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