Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 16, 2011

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(MALCOLM) GLADWELL, THE TIPPING POINT — Yawning is incredibly contagious. I made some of you reading this yawn simply by writing the word "yawn." The people who yawned when they saw you yawn... were infected by the sight of you yawning — ... a second kind of contagion.

Clues and answers

A.Protagonist in H. G. Wells's "The Invisible Man"GRIFFIN
B.Article drawn by Robin HoodLONGBOW
C.Protection from prosecutionAMNESTY
D.Routine; for the nonce (hyph.)DAYTODAY
E.Host for certain worms or virusesWINDOWS
F.Iron Age dweller in what is now JordanEDOMITE
G."Same here"LIKEWISE
H.Ally McBeal, by tradeLAWYER
J.Lulu, doozy, crackerjackHUMDINGER
K.Person who's superficially attractive (2 wds.)EYECANDY
L.Like many bushes and problemsTHORNY
M.Region once controlled by FranceINDOCHINA
N.Mythical beauty persecuted by VenusPSYCHE
O.Small coin formerly used in LouisianaPICAYUNE
P.Sport that may involve an auger (2 wds.)ICEFISHING
Q.Fit to print or pass alongNEWSWORTHY
R.Measures of storage capacityGIGABYTES
S.Noisy ceremony with feasting and costumed dancingPOWWOW
T.Process of development for an individualONTOGENY
U.Large-scale data-delivery mediumINFOBAHN
V.Prime minister who attended M.I.T. and HarvardNETANYAHU
W.Coming and going (hyph.)TWOWAY
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