Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 22, 2015

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

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Clues and answers

A.Like Stoker’s “Dracula” or Shelley’s “Frankenstein”GOTHIC
B.Giving cryptic clues about the futureORACULAR
C.Influential 1859 work by John Stuart Mill (2 wds.)ONLIBERTY
D.Subject of certain codesDRESS
E.Brilliant but lethargic brother of Sherlock HolmesMYCROFT
F.A case of faulty ignition?ARSON
G.Remedy for grief, per Greek mythNEPENTHE
H.Up-to-the-minute things?HYPHENS
I.Anglo-Chinese strife of the 1800s (2 wds.)OPIUMWARS
J.“Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1” artistWHISTLER
K.Where flies are typically foundTROUSERS
L.Hamper the progress ofOBSTRUCT
M.Supplier of archery gearBOWYER
N.Like the era after the one evoked in this puzzleEDWARDIAN
O.Eponymous physicist André-MarieAMPERE
P.Cabinet with an inset washbowlVANITY
Q.Psychologically connect (with)IDENTIFY
R.Trickster in Native American folkloreCOYOTE
S.Monopoly tokens with dimplesTHIMBLES
T.Factor in the budget for a roofing company?OVERHEAD
U.Parliamentary law affecting voting (2 wds.)REFORMACT
V.Gilbert and Sullivan opera featuring the Queen of the FairiesIOLANTHE
W.Drug that brings pain reliefANODYNE
X.Subtle distinctionsNICETIES
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