March 1, 2017
As New York Times Sunday puzzlers recently discovered, Professor Esther Schor's new book on Esperanto, Bridge of Words, was featured in the Acrostic on February 19th (constructed by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon). The Acrostic for the first letters of the clues (many relevant to the book itself) reads: A.E /B.S /C.T /D.H /E.E /F.R /G.S /H.C /I.H /J.0 /K.R /L.B /M.R /N.I /O.D /P.G /Q.E /R.O /S.F /T.W /U.O /V.R /W.D /X.S The clue-answers populate this quotation from Bridge of Words: "Like... Doctor Frankenstein, Zamenhof took the dismembered parts of other languages and created a new being entirely. It must have been a lonely venture, being the sole speaker of a language yet to be put before the world." Click here to see the puzzle.