## The First Acrostic Puzzle

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The world's first acrostic puzzle, was published in the Saturday Evening Post (and called a Double-Crostic there) on March 31, 1934. It was created by Elizabeth Kingsley (1871–1957). The puzzle below has been reformatted slightly to make it easier to copy letters from the grid to the clues, but all of the clues and the quotation are the same as in the original.

Instructions: Fill in the answers for the listed clues. Each letter in the answer is numbered; as you fill in the letters for the answer, they will be transferred to the corresponding square in the diagram. You may also fill in letters in the diagram; they will be transferred to the corresponding answers. When the puzzle is complete, the diagram will contain the text of a quotation, and the quotation's author and source can be read in the first letter of each of the answers.

 1A 2G 3K 4H 5I 6B 7R 8C 9N 10S 11R 12R 13I 14A 15M 16P 17O 18X 19C 20S 21R 22V 23A 24E 25J 26U 27C 28B 29V 30P 31E 32C 33I 34O 35X 36F 37H 38V 39M 40J 41I 42U 43L 44X 45F 46Q 47L 48D 49U 50A 51D 52J 53X 54O 55L 56Q 57Y 58D 59J 60D 61C 62H 63G 64P 65E 66H 67S 68R 69I 70Y 71V 72W 73K 74Y 75C 76C 77C 78Q 79C 80D 81E 82H 83I 84E 85D 86W 87S 88U 89E 90B 91U 92M 93X 94V 95A 96R 97C 98C 99T 100I 101M 102G 103X 104O 105N 106I 107L 108T 109W 110H 111L 112F 113D 114F 115T 116H 117W 118V 119O 120R 121M 122I 123W 124W 125Q 126S 127I 128P 129L 130L 131V 132W 133C 134P 135K 136M 137B 138I 139L 140N 141S 142F 143Q 144G 145B 146C 147V 148Q 149F 150R 151V 152T 153O 154Y 155Q 156Y 157X 158Q 159U 160V 161S 162I 163T 164F 165Q 166X 167N 168P 169Y 170R 171S 172E 173F 174R 175K 176E 177T 178W
A. A perfume of roses.
 1 14 23 50 95
B. Child's game played with cards and numbers.
 145 6 28 90 137
C. Light as a feather.
 97 8 79 146 98 61 75 77 76 32 27 19 133
D. Held in high esteem; worshipped.
 80 85 60 113 51 58 48
E. Insubstantial.
 81 172 31 84 24 176 65 89
F. The business section of a city.
 112 45 114 164 149 173 142 36
G. Material for bandages.
 144 102 2 63
H. Upholstered backless seat.
 37 4 66 82 110 116 62
I. A Russian pianist.
 100 106 33 5 122 41 138 69 83 13 162 127
J. A drupe with a single seed.
 40 59 52 25
K. Movement of the ocean.
 135 175 3 73
L. To alienate.
 130 43 129 107 111 55 139 47
M. A mighty hunter.
 15 121 92 136 101 39
N. Artless; simple.
 167 9 140 46 105
O. Hebrew God.
 119 54 104 17 153 34
P. Flat, dark image.
 134 64 128 168 16 30
Q. Prejudiced (compound).
 155 125 78 148 143 165 158 56
R. Significant, unusual.
 12 96 120 11 7 170 150 21 68 174
S. Not propitious.
 87 141 171 161 67 20 10 126
T. Member of the tribe of Levi.
 177 99 152 163 108 115
U. Doodle dandy.
 42 88 26 159 49 91
V. Watchword (Bibl.)
 22 71 151 118 131 147 38 94 160 29
W. Uttered a harsh sound.
 109 86 132 124 72 117 123 178
X. Forceful.
 157 44 93 53 166 18 35 103
Y. To stop the flow.
 156 154 74 169 70 57