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Boris Randolph


The following is not a treatise on the fine points of billiards, but instead a quiz based on the fact that many words in English can be read either backwards or forwards. Each definition below calls for a two-word phrase -- for example, a "buddy on your knee" is obviously a LAP PAL. The number following the definition indicates the number of letters in the word(s) sought. Answers can be found in the Answers and Solutions at the end of this issue.