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Welcome to the Drapers Guild Acrostic Puzzles. (These are not interactive puzzles. Clicking on the puzzle name will open a PDF file, which you then can print.) Acrostic PuzzlesWhen completed, the numbered grid reveals a quotation from a published work. Answer as many clues as you can and transfer your answers to the corresponding squares on the numbered grid. The first letters of the clue answers spell out the name of the author and the title of the work from which the quotation is drawn. SolutionsThe solution to each puzzle is available separately as a PDF file showing the quotation, the author and title, and the answers to the clues. (The quotations include only words found in the original text, although there usually are elisions which were made in order to reduce quotations to usable lengths. No punctuation marks are included in the quotation or in the answers to the clues, except for hyphens.) Some Hints These puzzles are not as difficult as they might seem at first. Even if you can answer only three or four clues, you can then work backward from the quotation grid to fill in blanks in the clues. For example, if a three-letter word in the quotation has an “h” in the middle, or ends with “e”, there is a good chance that the word is “the”. (Of course, it might be something else, so keep your options open.) The chances are good that a three-letter word beginning with “a” is “and”. They are even better that a two-letter word beginning with “t” is “to”, that one beginning with “s” is “so”, and one beginning with “b” is either “be” or “by”. A longish word ending in “g” is often a gerund, a verb ending in “ing”. If a longish word ends in “d”, it might be the past tense of a verb, in which case the letter before the “d” likely will be “e”. If a word ends in “ht”, the preceding letters are probably either “ig” (as in “right” or "height"), “oug” (as in “ought”) or “aug” (as in “caught”). Similarly, if a word ends in "gh", it is probably preceded by "ei" (as in "weigh"), "ou" (as in "rough") or "au" (as in "laugh"). If it is only four letters long, it likely is either "high" or "sigh". And so on and so forth. Also, familiar verbal patterns may suggest themselves. For example, if you have solved the word “end” in the quotation and it is preceded by a three-letter word and followed by a two-letter word and a three-letter word, you may be looking at the phrase "the end of the". |