Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 25, 2009

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


NEIL GAIMAN, THE GRAVEYARD BOOK — One grave in every graveyard belongs to the ghouls.... You will find it, waterstained and bulging, with cracked... stone, and a feeling... of abandonment.... If the grave makes you want to be somewhere else, that is the ghoul-gate.

Clues and answers

A.Potentially spooky shift of work (2 wds.)NIGHTWATCH
B.Malevolent sprite in Germanic lore, the subject of a Schubert pieceERLKING
C.Seen without being present to the sensesIMAGINED
D.Main character in "The Vampire Chronicles"LESTAT
E.Author of "The Fifth Head of Cerberus" (2 wds.)GENEWOLFE
F.Did as Dorian Gray did only in his portraitAGED
G.Put into a final resting placeINHUMED
H."Haystacks" artistMONET
I.Where a ghost hunter may lookATTIC
J.Weeping daughter of TantalusNIOBE
K.Son of Nyx (Night); twin of Hypnos (Sleep)THANATOS
L.Rear half of a centaurHORSE
M."___ is really long, especially near the end" (Woody Allen)ETERNITY
N."Stop haunting me!" (2 wds.)GOAWAY
O.One who returns from the tomb as a spiritREVENANT
P.The depths of hell, or its angelABADDON
Q.Ones found near a corpseVULTURES
R.What a malevolent person may cast (2 wds.)EVILEYE
S."___ Frankenstein" (1974 film)YOUNG
T."Horrible" homophone of Word Y.AWFUL
U.Motive in "The Cask of Amontillado"REVENGE
V.Dark urge connected to Word K. (2 wds.)DEATHWISH
W.Ominous goblin in the shape of a dogBARGHEST
X.Man-eating she-monster of fairy talesOGRESS
Y.Carrion; rubbishOFFAL
Z.Mischievous gremlinKOBOLD
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