Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 12, 2014

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(RICHARD) FEYNMAN, LECTURES ON PHYSICS — The most significant event of the nineteenth century will be judged as Maxwell's discovery of the laws of electrodynamics. The American Civil War will pale into provincial insignificance in comparison with this... event.

Clues and answers

A.Writer in the margin of Diophantus' "Arithmetica"FERMAT
B.Surround, ringENCIRCLE
C.Serious warning in sports (2 wds.)YELLOWCARD
D.About to be served (3 wds.)NEXTINLINE
E.Don's bodyMAFIA
F.Classic sailor's tattooANCHOR
G.Historical trio member having a tildeNINA
H.Farsighted perspective (2 wds.)LONGVIEW
I.Not fixed, as a set of beliefsEVOLVING
J.Business that overcharges customers (2 wds.)CLIPJOINT
K.Painter of "Assumption of the Virgin," 1516-18TITIAN
L.Cited but not verifiedUNOFFICIAL
M.Glossy blackRAVEN
N.Way of getting connected since the 1970sETHERNET
O.1964 Life magazine coinage regarding "The Bing Crosby Show"SITCOM
P.Be unwilling to let goOBSESS
Q.Participants in a TV game show originally hosted by Bob EubanksNEWLYWEDS
R.Stones in a Georgia orchard (2 wds.)PEACHPITS
S.Strong coffee, not the wimpy stuff (2 wds.)HIGHTEST
T."Truer words were never spoken!" (3 wds.)YOUSAIDIT
U.Chance to make a competitive splash (2 wds.)SWIMMEET
V.Administer in an unwelcome wayINFLICT
W.In the bagCLINCHED
X.Radio descriptor (hyph.)SHORTWAVE
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