Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 19, 2003

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


EDITH WHARTON: (THE) AGE OF INNOCENCE — An unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Swedish artists... be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English speaking audiences.

Clues and answers

A.Vengeful sister of OrestesELECTRA
B.Crime show syndicated as "Badge 714"DRAGNET
C.Evincing the benefits of exercise (2 wds.)INSHAPE
D.Push along by rollingTRUNDLE
E.Dunderhead, lamebrain (hyph.)HALFWIT
F.Inquiry into the state of affairs (2 wds.)WHATSUP
G.Main outlet?HYDRANT
H.Strawberry tree or madroneARBUTUS
I."Yours truly" alternativeREGARDS
J.Drafting tool for drawing parallel lines (2 wds.)TSQUARE
K.Slanting; circumlocutoryOBLIQUE
L.Collectible sculptured toggle from JapanNETSUKE
M.Urban music star with the 2002 hit "Foolish"ASHANTI
N.Source of unexplained difficultiesGREMLIN
O.Target of an instruction booklet (2 wds.)ENDUSER
P.Visible to the audienceONSTAGE
Q.Luminescence produced by fungi on rotten woodFOXFIRE
R."Eureka!" moment, maybeINSIGHT
S.Depression-recovery program (2 wds.)NEWDEAL
T.Whale's blowhole, e.g.NOSTRIL
U.Cholesterol-fighting fad food (2 wds.)OATBRAN
V.Student of Doctor PanglossCANDIDE
W.All together (2 wds.)ENMASSE
X.Late Stone Age toolNEOLITH
Y.Hipster (2 wds.)COOLCAT
Z.Title of respect for a Turkish officialEFFENDI
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