Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 19, 2017

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(GARRISON) KEILLOR, PRETTY GOOD JOKE BOOK-- The lawyer... [was] cross-examining the doctor about whether he checked the pulse of the deceased... . And the doctor said, "Well,... [t]he man's brain was in a jar on my desk, but for all I know he could be out practicing law somewhere."

Clues and answers

A.Big cheese, honcho, fat cat, pooh-bahKAHUNA
B.Symbolic object or identifying markEMBLEM
C.Bones of contentionISSUES
D.Kind of acid increased when you exerciseLACTIC
E.Athletic awardLETTER
F.Like two pyramids sharing one faceOCTAHEDRAL
G.Displaying an upright character?ROMAN
H.Unit of dishonesty, in fact-checkingPINOCCHIO
I.Proxima Centauri, for one (2 wds.)REDDWARF
J.Given greater nutritive valueENRICHED
K.Brawny strength; big musclesTHEWS
L.A gonerTOAST
M.Culmination of some clutter clearing (2 wds.)YARDSALE
N.Make pretty for presentation (hyph.)GIFTWRAP
O.Master of surprise endings (2 wds.)OHENRY
P.Youngsters in a parliamentOWLETS
Q.Intentionally oversimplify for wider understanding (2 wds.)DUMBDOWN
R.Tall, branching yucca of the American Southwest (2 wds.)JOSHUATREE
S.Off-color and then someOBSCENE
T.In the strike zone, but barely (hyph.)KNEEHIGH
U.What secondhand smoke has beenEXHALED
V.Under a spell of enchantmentBEWITCHED
W.Pained expression?OUCH
X.Capital founded in 1826 as BytownOTTAWA
Y.Surname of BeyoncéKNOWLES
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