Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 24, 2010

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


MATT RIDLEY, THE AGILE GENE — Jane Goodall's account of life among the chimps... reads like a soap opera about the Wars of the Roses written by Jane Austen... . We feel the ambition, the jealousy,... the affection;... we sense motives; we cannot help empathizing.

Clues and answers

A.Saskatchewan city that is home to an annual Festival of Words (2 wds.)MOOSEJAW
B.Creative impulse or inspirationAFFLATUS
C.Classic kind of sandwich (2 wds.)TUNAFISH
D.Item in a first-aid kit or vanity caseTWEEZERS
E.Brownstone, typically (2 wds.)ROWHOUSE
F.2006 film about Truman CapoteINFAMOUS
G.Container similar to a carboyDEMIJOHN
H.Venue for Letterman since 1993 (2 wds.)LATESHOW
I.Trumpeter with no hornELEPHANT
J.Site of Cornwallis's surrenderYORKTOWN
K.Singer whose female fans often toss undergarments onstage (2 wds.)TOMJONES
L.Sacrifice of 100 oxenHECATOMB
M.Device for correcting amblyopiaEYEPATCH
N.Albert Einstein, philosophicallyAGNOSTIC
O.Dame Edna's signature bloomsGLADIOLI
P.Virtually; active (2 wds.)INEFFECT
Q.Steal, slangily; freeLIBERATE
R.Like much popular readingESCAPIST
S.Kin of King Kong (2 wds.)GREATAPE
T.Avenue adjacent to New York's Chelsea PiersELEVENTH
U."Pay close attention," in a book (2 wds.)NOTABENE
V.Heraclitus, by birthEPHESIAN
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