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Accidental Acrostics

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Accidental Acrostics

Accidental Acrostics

Accidental Acrostics

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The on-air puzzle this week offers a game of "accidental acrostics." Every answer is a multiword title, in which the initial letters spell a word. For example, if the word give is "air" and you're asked to name a 1920s hit on Broadway, you would say Abby's Irish Rose.

Challenge from Last Week: From Gary Lederman of New Haven, Connecticut: Name a European nationality. Drop the first letter and insert a B. Somewhere later in this string of letters, the result will name a group of people found mainly in Asia. What groups of people are these?

Answer: Italian and Taliban

Winner: Liz Glass of Boyne City, Michigan.

Next Week's Challenge: A two-part challenge. Either half will work. Take the name Isaac. Those letters are the initials of a classic song. Name the song. (Hint: the "I" does not stand for the pronoun and neither "A" is the article.) So think of a famous song that represents an "accidental acrostic" of Isaac — or think of any other legitimate "accidental acrostic" of five or more letters.