Word Ways


Richard Lederer


Being a marsupial, a mother kangaroo carries her young in her pouch. Kangaroo words do the same thing: within their letters they conceal a smaller word that means the same as the fully grown word. The smaller synonym I call a joey, the name of a kangaroo's offspring. The joey must appear in order. Buried inside a CATACOMB in the joey TOMB. A PLAGIARIST is a kind of LIAR. Now watch your mind BLOSSOM and, therefore, BLOOM.