Tag Archives: Wordplays

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 … Continue reading

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Lewis Carroll’s “Double Acrostic” Poem

On May 20, 1871, Lewis Carroll sent the following poem to Mabel and Emily Kerr of Canada. The poem was titled “Double Acrostic”. Can you figure out where the acrostics are? Thanks, thanks, fair Cousins, for your gift So swiftly … Continue reading

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Word Chains

Here are the clues to a Word Chain: A → tail end of cat → headgear → deer → vital organ → fireside. The solution is, A → AT → HAT → HART → HEART → HEARTH. Each link in the chain … Continue reading

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Pun Of The Weak: Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia — The dog’s response when asked why he didn’t need to go out.

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Pun Of The Weak: Daffynitions #1

Abalone — What you see most of the time on TV and the web. Aftermath — After your math exam. Avoidable — What a bullfighter tries to do. Devastation — A place where buses arrive and depart. Egotist — A … Continue reading

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Scrabble Anagram

The March 11, 1975 issue of the London Times has this little curiosity. Phoebe Winch was able to arrange the 100 standard Scrabble tiles into a meaningful anagram: AAAAAAAAA BB CC DDDD EEEEEEEEEEEE FF GGG HH IIIIIIIII J K LLLL MM NNNNNN … Continue reading

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Superghost

In 1951, John Thurber was challenged by his friend, Michell, to a word game called “Ghost” or “Superghost”. The objective of the game is to think of English words which contain a given difficult letter combinations. For example, “NEHE” becomes “swineherd” … Continue reading

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