In a Word: Veteran
Answers to last week’s holiday clichés game are at the end of this post.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, an armistice went into effect, stopping the fighting between the Allies and Germany in World War I. In the words of President Wilson, Armistice Day, the commemorated end of the war, was a time for reflections “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” Today, it is celebrated as Veterans Day, a federal holiday for honoring all military veterans. Today, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year of this millennium, we pause in our busy lives to thank our veterans for their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
In this word-puzzle tribute, use each letter only once (per word) and make as many Scrabble-approved words of three or more letters as possible:
V E T E R A N
There should be over sixty words, including vet (an adjective or noun derived from veteran) and arete (arête; a rugged mountain ridge). [Answers in next week's word game post.]
Answers to “Breaking the Habit of Holiday Clichés”
1) a winter wonderland, 2) baby, it’s cold outside, 3) dinner with all the trimmings, 4) dreaming of a white Christmas, 5) fa la la la la, 6) God bless us everyone, 7) ho ho ho, 8) How the Grinch stole Christmas, 9) Jack Frost nipping at your nose [toes also acceptable], 10) Jingle all the way, 11) jolly old elf, 12) Old Man Winter, 13) ringing in the New Year, 14) twelve days of Christmas, 15) Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
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