Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 18, 2009

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, (THE) GOOD FIGHT — We Americans... can become a dynamic equilibrium, a harmony of many different elements, in which the whole will be greater than all its parts and greater than any society the world has seen before. It can still happen.

Clues and answers

A.Soul, essenceSPIRIT
B.Where opposing sides may meetHALFWAY
C.Free serving at a restaurant (2 wds.)ICEWATER
D.From a troubled African landRWANDAN
E.Portrayer of Glinda in "The Wiz" (2 wds.)LENAHORNE
F.Distinguished, outstandingEMINENT
G.Regatta entryYACHT
H.Power of attraction; itCHARISMA
I.Putative economic indicatorHEMLINE
J.Problem for a tightrope walkerIMBALANCE
K.Protective public works projectSEAWALL
L.Toyota Prius or Honda Insight, e.g.HYBRID
M.Behind closed doors, in secret (3 wds.)ONTHEQT
N.Be receptive to adviceLISTEN
O.Post-inaugural processionMOTORCADE
P.Most stable form of carbonGRAPHITE
Q.Effort extended as a community serviceOUTREACH
R.Quadrennial flag-waving eventOLYMPICS
S.Cabinet department since 1947DEFENSE
T."Doonesbury," "Dilbert," etc.FUNNIES
U.At neither extreme (2 wds.)INBETWEEN
V.Bull session, talkathonGABFEST
W.Site of a 1920s-'30s renaissanceHARLEM
X."Old Rough and Ready" in the White HouseTAYLOR
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