The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature, Vol 3, No 3 (1999)

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Curiouser-Acrostic X5s-3-3

Acrostic X-5


ACROSTIC X MINUS FIVE - Solution

Joanne Schott


(In Looking Glass Land, things go in reverse.
The next acrostic, should there be one, will be X minus six.)


"He had pressed his suit in every way he could think of, and he was a resourceful cat… he had caught fat young rats and geckos and temptingly displayed them through his whiskers. He had flattered and badgered and stalked and simpered and crooned and wailed and lied, but all he got was a blue glance which looked above his head. "
- Rosemary Harris, The Moon in the Cloud.


A. A Johnny Gruelle character _R_
25
_A_
199
_G_
93
_G_
234
_E_
48
_D_
101
_Y_
118
_A_
79
_N_
209
_D_
162
_Y_
111
                       
B. Surname in Mayne's A Grass Rope _O_
82
_W_
135
_L_
149
_A_
73
_N_ 237 _D_ 46                                  
C. Original title of the book that was the source for the film Babe, The... (hyphenated) _S_
258
_H_
76
_E_
8
_E_
233
_P_
105
_P_
115
_I_
39
_G_
130
                           
D. Bear, Eager or Gorey _E_
185
_D_
262
_W_
27
_A_
44
_R_
193
_D_
120
                                 
E. Piney Trigger, Sylvia Daisy Pouncer, and Nibbins are characters in The ... (2 words) _M_
104
_I_
257
_D_
12
_N_
45
_I_
182
_G_
75
_T_
126
_F_
80
_O_
148
_L_
33
_K_
220
                       
F. A tough gang figuring in L'Engle's The Young Unicorns _A_
65
_L_
231
_P_
184
_H_
1
_A_
218
_B_
252
_A_
161
_T_
152
_S_
114
                           
G. John Langstaff's Christmas and Spring celebrations in Cambridge, Massachusetts _R_
58
_E_
249
_V_
23
_E_
11
_L_
174
_S_
98
                                 
H. A Seuss reptile (3 words) _Y_
26
_E_
153
_R_
186
_T_
225
_L_
35
_E_
260
_T_
121
_H_
69
_E_
54
_T_
125
_U_
83
_R_
7
_T_
88
_L_
245
_E_
103
               
I. Cartoon characters based on Wilhelm Busch's Max und Moritz; ... Fritz (2
words)
_H_
3
_A_
251
_N_
158
_S_
134
_A_
28
_N_
169
_D_
210
                               
J. Salaman Van ..., Dutch born British artist, illustrator of many children's
classics
_A_
203
_B_
230
_B_
160
_E_ 2                                      
K. Nutkin annoyed Old Brown with them _R_
141
_I_
20
_D_
250
_D_
71
_L_
116
_E_
155
_S_
51
                               
L. Thornton Burgess's Fox _R_
53
_E_
31
_D_
188
_D_
112
_Y_
81
                                 
M. ... ockle, blue bockle _I_
107
_C_
59
_K_
175
_L_
205
_E_
255
                                   
N. Barber, barber, ... pig (2 words) _S_
181
_H_
136
_A_
236
_V_
254
_E_
164
_A_
50
                                 
O. ... Danann; people of the goddess Danu, a divine race of old Irish mythology
(2 words)
_T_
37
_U_
129
_A_
150
_T_
217
_H_
241
_A_
178
_D_
147
_E_
166
                             
P. Mrs. ... donated her farm Hill Top, Sawrey to the National Trust _H_
13
_E_
239
_E_
60
_L_
110
_I_
204
_S_
89
           
Q. Sam-I-am's were green (3 words) _E_
94
_G_
223
_G_
109
_S_
142
_A_
52
_N_
200
_D_
5
_H_
256
_A_
173
_M_
183
                         
R. Manny Rat is the villain of The ... (4 words) _H_
201
_A_
62
_N_
173
_N_
45
_A_
154
_H_
93
                                 
S. Address for Lily Rose and Kate Ruggles and family (3 words) _O_
97
_N_
196
_E_
213
_E_
24
_N_
40
_D_
167
_S_
228
_T_
151
_R_
86
_E_
119
_E_
68
_T_
102
                     
T. There was a man ... deed sowed his garden full of seed (2 words) _O_
42
_F_
61
_D_
92
_O_
247
_U_
17
_B_
215
_L_
219
_E_
123
                           
U. Canine nursemaid to the Darling family _N_
190
_A_
70
_N_
21
_A_
261
                                     
V. ... donkey that wouldn't go, Would I beat him? Oh no, no. (4 words) _I_
133
_F_
43
_I_
18
_H_
244
_A_
90
_D_
180
_A_
227
                               
W. When Pinocchio tells a lie, his ... (2 words) _N_
108
_O_
246
_S_
138
_E_
222
_G_
85
_R_
127
_0_
56
_W_
202
_S_
16
                           
X. Family name of discoverers of water of immortality _T_
66
_U_
216
_C_
243
_K_
41
                                     
Y. Just So story about a very large mammal (6 words) _H_
259
_O_
128
_W_
240
_T_
172
_H_
30
_E_
206
_W_
226
_H_
122
_A_
99
_L_
63
_E_
140
_G_
163
_O_
194
_T_
77
_H_
221
_I_
113
_S_
10
_T_
19
_H_
47
_R_
154
_O_
224
_A_
4
_T_
106
Z. Carolyn Haywood character, male counterpart to Betsy _E_
197
_D_
207
_D_
156
_I_
137
_E_
144
                                   
AA. Snack for an arachnophobe (3 words) _C_
32
_U_
74
_R_
165
_D_
191
_S_
55
_A_
208
_N_
91
_D_
159
_W_
49
_H_
143
_E_
176
_Y_
29
                     
BB. Creator of Gillis and Ferdinand _L_
211
_E_
187
_A_
117
_F_
78
                                     
CC. They follow Mack and Nack (3 words) _O_
195
_U_
62
_A_
189
_C_
238
_K_
248
_A_
87
_N_
179
_D_
201
_P_
6
_A_
168
_C_
72
_K_
139
                     
DD. Her many books include retellings of Japanese folktales; fictionalized
experience of World War II internment; stories of a
Japanese- American girl growing up in California
_U_
34
_C_
95
_H_
67
_I_
212
_D_
198
_A_
146
                                 
EE. Rey's Pretzel or Kahl's Maxie _D_
177
_A_
157
_C_
192
_H_
38
_S_
15
_H_
132
_U_
232
_N_
100
_D_
170
                           


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