Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 2, 2011

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


ANNA QUINDLEN, LIVING OUT LOUD — [F]ootball... [is] a game in which two tractors approach each other... and collide. ... I have contempt for a game in which players have to wear so much equipment. Men play basketball in their underwear, which seems just right to me.

Clues and answers

A.President of the Senate under NixonAGNEW
B.Bygone cinema offeringNEWSREEL
C.Joe who wore pantyhose in a TV commercialNAMATH
D.Mineral like hornblende or actinoliteAMPHIBOLE
E.Common keyboard arrangementQWERTY
F.Worker in a stadium or arenaUSHER
G.Setting for a famous patriotic photo (2 wds.)IWOJIMA
H."Of course"NATCH
I.Lottery loser, maybeDRAFTEE
J.Wound deeply or jaggedlyLACERATE
K.Observable rangeEYESHOT
L.Detroit Tiger who won the 1961 A.L. batting crown (2 wds.)NORMCASH
M.Supply for Spalding or WilsonLEATHER
N.Bay State town where John Updike wrote "Rabbit, Run"IPSWICH
O.Participant in the sack of RomeVISIGOTH
P.Accuse of official misconductIMPEACH
Q.Team clad in Madonna blue and papal gold (2 wds.)NOTREDAME
R.Combatant in the Valley of ElahGOLIATH
S.Sea creature with three heartsOCTOPUS
T.Rising trend on Wall StreetUPTICK
U.Socialize at a banquet or nightclub (hyph.)TABLEHOP
V.Maker of the Capri, Cosmopolitan or ContinentalLINCOLN
W.Be too strong for in competitionOVERMATCH
X.Darkened area in a total eclipseUMBRA
Y.Diminutive, abnormally smallDWARFISH
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