September 20, 2005

Acrostic fame

Here at Language Log Plaza, we celebrate whenever One of Our Own is honored. So we were pleased to hear from an old friend of mine -- my daughter's godmother -- that yesterday's New York Times Magazine double-crostic puzzle was a quotation from Geoff Nunberg's Going Nucular, on retronyms. She added, "I have often mused that having one's work rendered in a NYTimes double-crostic would be the ultimate literary accolade." To Geoff: a specially minted Acrostic Cross (Nucular Grade), with the image of an acoustic guitar on it.

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Posted by Arnold Zwicky at September 20, 2005 04:45 PM