Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 1, 2006

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


AGATHA CHRISTIE, THE CLOCKS — It was clear that the books owned the shop rather than the other way about. Everywhere they had run wild and taken possession of their habitat, breeding and multiplying[,]... clearly lacking any strong hand to keep them down.

Clues and answers

A.Not budgingADAMANT
B.Cocktail umbrella or cucumber curlGARNISH
C.Waste away through disuseATROPHY
D.Obstruct; seat for a rower in a rowboatTHWART
E.Like jack-o'-lanterns and merry-go-roundsHYPHENATED
F.Disciple, followerADHERENT
G.In boxing, a punch thrown over an opponent's punchCROSS
H.Engage in a primitive tribal activityHEADHUNT
I.Gone over for the umpteenth timeREHASHED
J.Up the creek without a paddle (3 wds.)INHOTWATER
K.Common Halloween decorationSKELETON
L.Literary or artistic burlesqueTRAVESTY
M."Far from the madding crowd's ___ strife ..." (Thomas Gray)IGNOBLE
N.Pulitzer-winning author of "The Optimist's Daughter" (2 wds.)EUDORAWELTY
O.Rival of Sony and MitsubishiTOSHIBA
P.Inclined toward the intellectualHIGHBROW
Q.Wound up togetherENTWINED
R.Protection against unwanted reproductionCOPYRIGHT
S.One of Bo-Peep's young chargesLAMBKIN
T.Lavish, palatial, sumptuousOPULENT
U.Acropolis, kremlin or alcazarCITADEL
V.Delivery for conventioneersKEYNOTE
W.Unique, hexagonally symmetrical crystalSNOWFLAKE
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