Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 23, 2022

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(WASHINGTON) IRVING, (THE) LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW--He was tall, but exceedingly lank, with narrow shoulders, ... hands that dangled a mile out of his sleeves, feet that might have served for shovels. ... [O]ne might have mistaken him for ... some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield.

Full quote

He was tall, but exceedingly lank, with narrow shoulders, long arms and legs, hands that dangled a mile out of his sleeves, feet that might have served for shovels, and his whole frame most loosely hung together. His head was small, and flat at top, with huge ears, large green glassy eyes, and a long snipe nose, so that it looked like a weathercock, perched upon his spindle neck, to tell which way the wind blew. To see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield.

Clues and answers

A.Crane described as oddly angularICHABOD
B.Man of a storied rideREVERE
C.Bubblers in some mad scientists' labsVATS
D.Call up, as spiritsINVOKE
E.Bloodcurdling and bizarreNIGHTMARISH
F.Embracing the dark side as a point of fashionGOTH
G.Vampires in female form LAMIAS
H.Affected by a paranormal powerENCHANTED
I.Tenants thought hard to evictGHOSTS
J.Sources of mischief, some believeELVES
K.As Greek satyrs were typically depictedNAKED
L.Baddies of TV's "Charmed"DEMONS
M.Like the church and burying ground in the work cited here (2 wds.)OLDDUTCH
N.Disturbed by dreadFEARFUL
O.Gaelic festival starting the evening of October 31SAMHAIN
P.Peter often typecast in sinister rolesLORRE
Q.Sundry Egyptians in mummy movies, sayEXTRAS
R.Planet in 1968's "Planet of the Apes"EARTH
S.Raised front of a rider's saddlePOMMEL
T.Words from a companion who's too timid to proceed (2 wds.)YOUFIRST
U.Like a certain Hessian riderHEADLESS
V.Wowed; cowedOVERAWED
W.Poet who celebrated answer B.LONGFELLOW
X.Jonathan who wrote "The Feral Detective"LETHEM
Y.The color of bleached bones (hyph.)OFFWHITE
Z.Brewers in fairy talesWITCHES
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