Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 30, 2000

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


It's impossible to duplicate... the conditions under which Mozart heard music.... Pitch has gone up a... half tone since his day. If he... were to hear his G Minor Symphony in what to him would be G sharp minor, he would become... ill.

Clues and answers

A.Wooden sheathing in which the adjacent boards have overlapping edgesSHIPLAP
B.Principal material in the covering of insects and crustaceansCHITIN
C.Hemp productHASHISH
D.Eccentric, nonconformistODDBALL
E.Waster of a ticket (hyph.)NOSHOW
F.The Fountain of Youth's legendary island homeBIMINI
G.Flash of insightEPIPHANY
H.Pay off or buy backREDEEM
I.Like Horace Walpole's “The Castle of Otranto”GOTHIC
J.Melancholy, sad: Fr.TRISTE
K.Monotonous, routineHUMDRUM
L.1878 patentee for the phonographEDISON
M.Writer of the Sturm und Drang movementGOETHE
N.Preliminary stage of a motion picture (2 wds.)ROUGHCUT
P.Sharp, bitter, harshACERBIC
Q.Mother of AchillesTHETIS
R.Hay or straw used as fodderCHAFF
S."My name is ___, king of kings" (Shelley)OZYMANDIAS
T.Prosodic concernMETER
U.Conference, gatheringPOWWOW
V.Source of income for the Osage (2 wds.)OILWELL
W.Word of greeting or farewellSHALOM
X.Pleasant sound, in speechEUPHONY
Y.Element first found in pitchblendeRADIUM
Z.Small-time grifter's game (2 wds.)SHORTCON
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