publication date: Friday, January 19, 2007 (part of Round XXIX)

category: Literature

clue:
i couldnt
bring myself
    to publish
                       todays
brandnewcelebritygoo
  without
          comings to grip
with some
          EErie
               punctuation

explanation: Cummings was a poet best known for his unusual punctuation, as simulated in the clue. The word "comings" was a play on his last name. The capitalized EE in "EErie" was a play on his initials. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Todd Brotsch, Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Josh Paddison, Allison Bair, Joy Dunn, and Chris Venit

trivia: Scott decided to spell Cummings's name without punctuation or capitalization despite the poet's disapproval of this method.


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