Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 17, 2004

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


G. K. CHESTERTON, A PIECE OF CHALK — White is... not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. When (so to speak) your pencil grows red-hot, it draws roses; when it grows white-hot, it draws stars.

Clues and answers

A.Composer whose first hit was "Swanee"GERSHWIN
B.Playful and friskyKITTENISH
C.Chinese tree whose bark yields a variety of cinnamonCASSIA
D.Cessna's resting placeHANGAR
E.Using uncoded language (2 wds.)ENCLAIR
F.English saint associated with a 40-day rainSWITHIN
G.Dominant one among go-getters (2 wds.)TOPDOG
H.Hockey player whose job is to be aggressive and roughENFORCER
I.Barn support; whitewater enthusiastRAFTER
J.Ardent, as a love scene; hurried, as a paceTORRID
K.Volcanic glass, once used by Indians to make arrowheads and knivesOBSIDIAN
L.Novice, tyro, greenhornNEWBIE
M.What makes a point in home design? (hyph.)AFRAME
N.Entrepreneur's motivePROFIT
O.Unresolved questions or conflicts, in modern lingoISSUES
P.Indicator of a sudden break in thought (2 wds.)EMDASH
Q.Portrait on a $10,000 billCHASE
R.From the side, conversationallyEDGEWISE
S.Ring combination (hyph.)ONETWO
T.Instrument producing a flat buzzerFLYSWATTER
U.Convert one's holdings to liquid assets (2 wds.)CASHIN
V.Arrangement of locksHAIRDO
W.Category in which John Stockton is the N.B.A.'s all-time leaderASSISTS
X.Ex of Roberts who recorded "The Road to Ensenada" in 1996LOVETT
Y.Truckle, grovelKOWTOW
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