# An Inside Out Riddle

The answer is a single English word. Figure out the word and explain the clues.

Nature's God leads with legal men next.
Dichotomies joined like a page filled with text.
Add a digit to five, dot both i's with ink.
Announcers divided by that which should link.
Pour liquid on life's thread in a right to left track.
Sorrowful slumber when taken aback.

Hint:

It has to be "dichotomies" "opposites" doesn't work. Don't know what I was thinking with that edit.

• I looked up, "NOAAPS" and I got nothing. Good riddle. Mar 20, 2016 at 16:20
• So now we're looking at PANDAS. Odd... Mar 20, 2016 at 17:52
• @Khale_Kitha Perhaps I like pandas. What is so odd about that? What have you got against pandas? Mar 20, 2016 at 17:59
• Sigh - this puzzle is Pandamonium! Mar 20, 2016 at 18:06
• @Khale_Kitha Are you American? I'm not, but I wrote this for an American audience and there are a couple of cultural references that might be difficult for a non-American to get. Mar 20, 2016 at 20:33

I believe I have solved all the hints!

Pandas!

Nature's God leads with legal men next.

The Greek god of the wild (Pan) + district attorneys (DAs)

Dichotomies joined like a page filled with text.

Black and white, like a newspaper.

Add a digit to five, dot both i's with ink.

Pandas have six fingers (five and a thumb) and black-spotted eyes.

Announcers divided by that which should link.

Public Address systems (PAs) split by a common linking word (and)

Pour liquid on life's thread in a right to left track.

Tree sap backwards (PAS) covering DNA backwards (AND)

Sorrowful slumber when taken aback.

Reverse of a sad nap (PANDAS)

Bonus:

Of course, the jumbled acrostic NDAAPS. Taking letters from alternate sides starting from the center (title -- "Inside Out"), we get PANDAS.

This is a nice extra title reference. :P

• Well done! If you spelled that word from the inside out, what would it look like? Mar 21, 2016 at 18:44
• Of course. Nicely done. I left my original reference for flavor. Nothing like an obscure Italian auto advert to spice up P.SE Mar 21, 2016 at 19:07