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Solution for Acrostic Puzzle #4--January 2003

Henry David Thoreau: Walking

We have heard of a Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. . . .Methinks there is equal need of a Society for the Diffusion of Useful Ignorance, for what is most of our boasted so-called knowledge but a conceit that we know something . . . ?

  1. HACKEN+SACK (hackin' homophone)
  2. EF(FIG.+I)ES (fees anagram)
  3. NEWEL (hidden reversal)
  4. RIGHT-TO-LIFE (anagram)
  5. YOO-HOO
  6. D(IF+F)USE
  7. AFFECTED (anagram)
  8. VI+CTOR+I.O.U.S (ROTC+IV reversal)
  9. IL(LUSt)ION
  10. DÉCLASSÉ (lace d[r]ess anagram)
  11. TRENET (hidden)
  12. HO+ME+MADE (Edam reversal)
  13. ON THE REBOUND (anagram)
  14. R.+U.+"CK"+US
  15. EMBOSSES (anagram)
  16. AQUA+T(I)NT
  17. UNSIGHTED (anagram)
  18. WEN+T OFF (new reversal)
  19. AUTO-DA-FÉ
  20. LOOFAH (hidden reversal)
  21. KOW+TO+W (wok reversal)
  22. INHALER (Harle[qu]in anagram)
  23. N.+E.+W.+S.+WORTH+Y (throw anagram)
  24. GO+O+FED + "OFF"
The following people solved the puzzle in January:
  1. Reggie Avraham
  2. Judith Bagai
  3. Geoff Bailey
  4. Jonathan Belsky
  5. Norm Crawford
  6. Elaine Cullman
  7. David Durfee
  8. Herbert Fish
  9. Carolyn Fox
  10. Stan Francuz
  11. Joyce Friedman
  12. Paul Gordon
  13. Tony Greanias
  14. Charlie Jacobsen
  15. Eliot Kieval
  16. William Lane
  17. Mark Manasse
  18. Dan Milton
  19. Paul Minturn
  20. Dick Plotz
  21. Evelyn T. Pope
  22. Carolyn Roosevelt
  23. Phyllis Rosen
  24. Renate Rosenblatt
  25. Arthur Schless
  26. Andrew Silikovitz
  27. Robert M. & Carolyn G. Smith
  28. E. O. Stejskal
  29. Steve Tice
  30. Claire Trazenfeld
  31. S. Venkatraghavan
  32. Judy Vogel
  33. Thomas Wilson
  34. Elaine Woontner