Forward and Backward
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    “Forward and Backward,” Friend, Mar. 1982, 26

    Forward and Backward

    Listed below are clues for several palindromes, words spelled the same forward and backward (bib and peep, for example). The number of blanks tells you how many letters are in the answers.

    1. Young dog __ __ __

    2. Twelve o’clock in the daytime __ __ __ __

    3. Quick blast of a horn or whistle __ __ __ __

    4. Woman who lives in a convent __ __ __

    5. Something stuffed into or tied over the mouth __ __ __

    6. Small child __ __ __

    7. Flat or even __ __ __ __ __

    8. Nickname for father __ __ __

    9. Nickname for mother __ __ __

    10. Legal document __ __ __ __

    Answers:

    • (1) pup, (2) noon, (3) toot, (4) nun, (5) gag, (6) tot, (7) level, (8) dad or pop, (9) mom, (10) deed.