Saturday, October 15, 2016

From the Saturday Stumper

Here’s an exceptionally clever clue from today’s Newsday Saturday Stumper, by Matthew Sewell. It’s 31-Down, four letters: “Undo a body modification, perhaps.” No spoilers: the answer is in the comments.

comments: 1

Michael Leddy said...

The answer is STET. Merriam-Webster: “to direct retention of (a word or passage previously ordered to be deleted or omitted from a manuscript or printer's proof) by annotating usually with the word stet .” From the Latin, “let it stand, from stare to stand.”