Crossed Words: Spitting into the wind

ACP Internist's puzzle feature challenges readers to find clues placed horizontally in rows to reveal an answer written vertically.


Answers to clues are placed horizontally in rows to reveal an answer written vertically. Unlike the familiar acrostic puzzle format, the final answer can be in any column.

Horizontal clues

1) Try foxglove if this ails ye

2) Missing this leafy vitamin not benign in pregnancy

3) In full bloom, e.g., sepsis

4) Syndrome of short stature and high cancer risk

5) An opening, e.g., esophageal, adductor, sacral

6) Gone after valve surgery, so B.B. King might sing

7) The way to a man's stomach may really be this structure

The puzzle answer grid is Table.

Answer: Parotid

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The puzzle answer is Table 2.

Commonly found in the lower pole of the parotid gland, Warthin's tumor is a benign neoplasm with a proliferative epithelial component of the salivary gland epithelium and the lymphoid stroma. Source: Saxena A, Memauri B, Hasegawa W. Initial diagnosis of small lymphocytic lymphoma in parotidectomy for Warthin tumour, a rare collision tumour. J Clin Pathol. 2005;58:331-3. [PMID: 15735173]

Bonus answer: Stimuli

The external senses we use to navigate our environment include touch and pain, sight, smell, taste, sound and equilibrium (via the inner ear). These induce responses in our nervous system, our muscular systems, our endocrine systems, and our digestive systems. Source: Wikipedia, online) ) .