Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 21, 2007

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


VIRGINIA WOOLF, THE MOMENT (AND OTHER ESSAYS) — [Dickens] saw oddities and blemishes, gestures and incidents, scars, eyebrows, everything.... [He] made his books blaze up, not by tightening the plot or sharpening the wit, but by throwing another handful of people upon the fire.

Clues and answers

A.Club for athletically inclined seniorsVARSITY
B.Down-and-out, like a pauperINDIGENT
C.Fitted with projecting nails; marked by brutal forceROUGHSHOD
D.Lit more than halfway but less than fully, as the moonGIBBOUS
E.Characteristic of a stumblebumINEPTNESS
F.Opening tune on "Beatles '65" (2 wds.)NOREPLY
G.Feel a certain kinship (with)IDENTIFY
H.Unsophisticated, in terms of humorADOLESCENT
I.London district prowled by Jack the RipperWHITECHAPEL
J.Unafraid of causing verbal offenseOUTSPOKEN
K.Impose oneself uninvited, horn inOBTRUDE
L.Like a tome or a talkathonLENGTHY
M.Abstains from, gives a pass toFORGOES
N.Performance equipment for Jules LeotardTRAPEZE
O.Locked horns, engaged angrily (2 wds.)HADWORDS
P.Found; prove trueESTABLISH
Q.Eternal optimist in "David Copperfield"MICAWBER
R.Fundamental right under capitalismOWNERSHIP
S.Quotidian, unremarkableMUNDANE
T.Amendment ratified in 1919 and repealed in 1933EIGHTEENTH
U.Typical Woody Allen roleNEBBISH
V.What an improv artist must be able to do (2 wds.)THINKFAST
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