Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 22, 2017

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


SIMON LOUVISH, MONKEY BUSINESS — Groucho, the most intellectual of the brothers,... developed his ideas under the influence of social commentators like... Mencken, with his passionate defense of freedom of speech... and contempt for the American "boobocracy"... .

Clues and answers

A.Comic "Saturday Night Live" offeringSKETCH
B."Birdman of Alcatraz" extraINMATE
C."The Godfather" extraMOBSTER
D.Of doubtful propriety, jokewise (hyph.)OFFCOLOR
E.Bean, nogginNOODLE
F.Idlers' shoes?LOAFERS
G.Wife or husband (2 wds.)OTHERHALF
I.Quite a turnabout in outlook (hyph.)VOLTEFACE
K.Seasonal feature of Lake Michigan (2 wds.)SHELFICE
L.Moe or Curly, but not LarryHOWARD
M.Technique for Brando and HoffmanMETHOD
N.Billionaire with a huge TV followingOPRAH
O.Ingenious article, knickknackNOTION
P.Too-close-inside area, in baseball lingoKITCHEN
R.Card saying "Take my wife - please"YOUNGMAN
T.Like the worst kinds of errors in sportsUNFORCED
U.Set of guitar strings, e.g.SESTET
W.Executed with subtletyNUANCED
X."Religion is all bunk" sayerEDISON
Y.Wile E. Coyote concoctionSCHEME
Z.Name called at the end of a westernSHANE
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