Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 28, 2007

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


P(HYLLIS) MCGINLEY, SAINT-WATCHING — [T]he wonderful thing about saints is that they were human. They lost their tempers, got hungry, scolded God, were egotistical or testy..., made mistakes and regretted them. Still they went on doggedly blundering toward heaven.

Clues and answers

A.Polite term for a know-it-allPOLYMATH
B.Fly larva that's good at cleaning woundsMAGGOT
C.Name ceremoniouslyCHRISTEN
D.Classic Ingrid Bergman/Charles Boyer thriller, for which Bergman won an OscarGASLIGHT
E.Where a dirty mind is said to be (3 wds.)INTHEGUTTER
F.Cultivated important business relationshipsNETWORKED
G.French daily since 1944 (2 wds.)LEMONDE
H.Compound used in ripening fruitETHYLENE
I.Cape Cod town founded by PilgrimsYARMOUTH
J.Piece of furniture with a dual function (2 wds.)SOFABED
K.Unfavorable, not at all conduciveADVERSE
L.Unchanging in temperatureISOTHERMAL
M.N.B.A. franchise with a snow-capped mountain in its logoNUGGETS
N.Hoi polloi, common folk (2 wds.)THIRDESTATE
O.Traditional place of punishmentWOODSHED
P.Listen to; wait onATTEND
Q.Inclined to chirp like a birdTWITTERY
R.Decorative roof ridge; reaching the peakCRESTING
S.Be dominant, rule (2 wds.)HOLDSWAY
T.Between-acts diversionINTERLUDE
U.Vanuatu's name before 1980 (2 wds.)NEWHEBRIDES
V.Epicurean excessGLUTTONY
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