Noe Valley Voice October 2011

Crossword: A Hungry Reverend Spooner on 24th Street

By Michael Blake

Rev. William Spooner (18441930) of Oxford University was notorious for confusing his consonants, as in "The Lord is a shoving leopard (loving shepherd)," giving us the gift of spoonerisms. This puzzle imagines him visiting Noe Valley, with an empty stomach.

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