publication date: Friday, January 19, 2007 (part of Round XXIX)
comings to grip
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, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David 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.