Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 18, 2015

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


CHARLES ROSEN, PIANO NOTES — The performance of music is not only an art, but a form of sport, rather like tennis or fencing.... [Arthur] Rubinstein, jealous of Horowitz's glamorous success, remarked sardonically to him, "You have won the Octave Olympics."

Clues and answers

A.Irritable, as an old crankCROTCHETY
B.Standard position on Memorial Day (hyph.)HALFSTAFF
C.Complete change of attitude (hyph.)ABOUTFACE
D.Red-eyed sunfish native to the Great Lakes (2 wds.)ROCKBASS
E.Colorful feature of many a pop concert (2 wds.)LIGHTSHOW
F.Cap-and-trade concernsEMISSIONS
G.Truth in the U.S. Capitol since 2009SOJOURNER
H.Course bringing your knowledge or skills up to dateREFRESHER
I.Inspect ... or fail to do soOVERLOOK
J.Chemical element listed under Nutrition FactsSODIUM
L.Like a ravine vis-a-vis a canyonNARROWER
M.Literally, "first animal"PROTOZOAN
N.Exchange for testimony, sometimesIMMUNITY
O."Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun," to KeatsAUTUMN
P.One too prudish to have wild fun (2 wds.)NICENELLY
Q.Individual living beingORGANISM
R.Body part lacked by Adam?NAVEL
S.Military control of another countryOCCUPATION
T.Item associated with tails (2 wds.)TOPHAT
U.Things otoscopes examineEARDRUMS
V.Eastern "way of the gods"SHINTO
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