Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 11, 2015

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


TIM KREIDER, WE LEARN NOTHING — I have never even idly thought for a single passing second that it might make my life nicer to have a small rude incontinent person follow me around screaming and making me buy them stuff for the rest of my life.

Clues and answers

A.At a full gallop, as in an English fox huntTANTIVY
B."Was feeling" tenseIMPERFECT
C.Material wealth, richesMAMMON
D.Affinity; family tieKINSHIP
E.Strong liking; adder of zestRELISH
F.Guillaume : William :: ___ : StephenETIENNE
G.Bold; showing too much skinIMMODEST
H.Stepped-all-over typeDOORMAT
I.Trespass via gradual inroadsENCROACH
J.Stat category for an N.F.L. playerRUSHING
K.Thriftless, pound-foolishWASTEFUL
L.Country within a countryENCLAVE
M.Glowing with a soft radianceLAMBENT
N.How a mob may move (2 wds.)ENMASSE
O.In the wrong (2 wds.)ATFAULT
P.Invalidate, cancel, annulREVOKE
Q.Swell, bang-up, awesome, fabNIFTY
R.Without the bells and whistles (hyph.)NOFRILLS
S.Like many people after Thanksgiving dinnerOVERFED
T.Leaving no stone unturnedTHOROUGH
U.What Merriam-Webster calls a "cosmopolitan dipteran"HOUSEFLY
W.Vexed with repeated questionsNAGGED
X.Material often checkedGINGHAM
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