Acrostic Solution for Sunday, August 23, 2015

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

MARK TWAIN, (ADVENTURES OF) HUCKLEBERRY FINN -- It's lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky up there all speckled with stars and we used to... look up... and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened. Jim... allowed they was made but I allowed they happened.

Clues and answers

A.Region known to the ancients as Via Lactea (2 wds.)MILKYWAY
B.Ultimate means of determining something's quality (2 wds.)ACIDTEST
C.Who wrote "The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress"ROTH
D.Literally, "knock head," in ChineseKOWTOW
E.Plotter in freeing a runaway slave (2 wds.)TOMSAWYER
F.Area of expertiseWHEELHOUSE
G.Type adorning a Wheaties boxATHLETE
H.Crime involving a violation of trust (2 wds.)INSIDEJOB
I.Nation whose capital is Window RockNAVAJO
J.Position of one under stressful fire (2 wds.)HOTSEAT
K.What they call you south of the Rio Grande?USTED
L.College town in the Research Triangle (2 wds.)CHAPELHILL
M.National forest in Siskiyou County, Calif. KLAMATH
N.Common airline carry-on itemsLAPTOPS
O.Galadriel's people in Middle-earthELVES
P.Where a battery gets warmed upBULLPEN
Q.Did what time doesELAPSED
R.One way to be caught (hyph.)REDHANDED
S.End-of-days expectation for someRAPTURE
T.Cause of an uprising?YEAST
U.Opposite of a hipster (hyph.)FUDDYDUDDY
V.Bone of contentionISSUE
W.Exasperated cry after a series of mishaps (2 wds.)NOWWHAT
X.Pennsylvania tourist town on the Delaware (2 wds.)NEWHOPE
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