Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 21, 2001

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


ANNE RICE, THE VAMPIRE LESTAT — I saw myself as a man might expect, except that my skin was very white,... my eyes had been transformed from... blue to a mingling of violet and cobalt.... My hair had a high luminous sheen, and... I felt a... new and strange vitality.

Clues and answers

A.Player of Dr. Stantz in "Ghostbusters"AYKROYD
B.Grotesquely horrifyingNIGHTMARISH
C.Iniquitous haunt; broodNEST
D.Prepared for a long restEMBALMED
E.Indic language of GypsiesROMANY
F.Companion of a canineINCISOR
G.Like a Gothic dungeon, perhapsCLAMMY
H.Danny ___, composer of the score for 1999's "Sleepy Hollow"ELFMAN
I.Death personifiedTHANATOS
J.Occasion of macabre visionsHALLOWEEN
K."The snake stood up for ___ in the Garden" (Robert Frost)EVIL
L.Doctor in Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (2 wds.)VANHELSING
M.Abnormal state of psychic tensionANXIETY
N.Player of the exorcist in "The Exorcist" (3 wds.)MAXVONSYDOW
O.People known for the Ghost DancePAIUTE
P.Nocturnal demon of legendINCUBUS
Q.Kind of fever caused by verminRATBITE
R.Drained of life; decadentEFFETE
S.Half-woman, half-serpent of folkloreLAMIA
T.Having a sharp and piercing qualityEDGED
U.Comic book monster who declares, "I was once a man. I know the evil men do" (2 wds.)SWAMPTHING
V.What the alien did in John W. Campbell's "Who Goes There?"THAWED
W.Scare the willies out ofAFFRIGHT
X.Unknowing cannibal in a Greek mythTHYESTES
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