Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 29, 2006

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


SARAH BERNHARDT, (THE) MEMOIRS (OF...) — The monster of advertisement... is a sort of octopus with innumerable tentacles. It throws out ... its clammy arms, and gathers in, through its ... suckers, all the gossip and slander and praise afloat, to spit out ... at the public.

Clues and answers

A.Supporter of Michelangelo in the Sistine ChapelSCAFFOLD
B.Flower also known as love-lies-bleedingAMARANTH
C.Southern constellation known as the NetRETICULUM
D."Always do right. This will gratify some people, and ___ the rest" (Twain)ASTONISH
E.Hospital implement with a scissorlike handleHEMOSTAT
F.Musical style featured in "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "Harlan County, U.S.A."BLUEGRASS
G.Having a right; given a nameENTITLED
H.Protect from weathering, in a wayRUSTPROOF
I.Avian baby; lying snugly togetherNESTLING
J.Take for a ride, bamboozleHOODWINK
K.Not practical or representative; briefABSTRACT
L.Overflowing with joyRAPTUROUS
M.Condensation on a spider webDEWDROPS
N.Process of eruption typically lasting six to nine monthsTEETHING
O.Nonpareil; unable to start a fire?MATCHLESS
P.Pleasing to the eye; in good tasteESTHETIC
Q.Product of orogenyMOUNTAIN
R.Manipulative sort of doctor?OSTEOPATH
S.Obviously unversed in etiquetteIMPOLITE
T.Not apt to yieldRESISTANT
U.Kind of gland affected by mumpsSALIVARY
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