Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 3, 2010

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


SARA WHEELER, TERRA INCOGNITA — Robert... Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen and Douglas Mawson... were the heroes of a generation of children who pored over images of bergs towering above wooden ships and men and dogs straining in front of sledges.

Clues and answers

A.Goal reached on Dec. 14, 1911 (2 wds.)SOUTHPOLE
B.Just free of the bottomAWEIGH
C.Body of water next to Marie Byrd Land (2 wds.)ROSSSEA
D.Heading for a poopASTERN
E.Prominent features of sealsWHISKERS
F.Reason to change tacksHEADWIND
G.Endeavor; exertion; travailEFFORT
H.Ill-fated vessel that was the subject of a 2000 documentaryENDURANCE
I.Author of the 1908 story "To Build a Fire"LONDON
J.New Zealand's ___ National Park, built around a volcanoEGMONT
K.Visible algal blooms in the summer (2 wds.)REDSNOW
L.Carrier involved in a rapid descentTOBOGGAN
M.The biggest among penguinsEMPEROR
N.Colonialist who said "I would annex the planets if I could"RHODES
O.Craft for a shore partyROWBOAT
P.Positioned for dockingALONGSIDE
Q.Perch for a skua or Adelie (2 wds.)ICEFLOE
R.Norwegian explorer Fridtjof ___, who won the 1922 Nobel Peace PrizeNANSEN
S."Avast!" or "Belay!"COMMAND
T.Unawares; errant; not in a safe spot? (2 wds.)OFFBASE
U.Gear for blizzard conditionsGOGGLES
V.Guide in finding a true azimuth (2 wds.)NORTHSTAR
W.Like a distress-signaling flag, in olden timesINVERTED
X.Frozen fare (2 wds.)TVDINNER
Y.Parting word in Tierra del FuegoADIOS
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