Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 29, 2017

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


[J.M.] BARRIE, THE LITTLE MINISTER — A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses... the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man woke in the night.

Clues and answers

A.Keening woman of Irish loreBANSHEE
B.Extensively (2 wds.)ATLENGTH
C.French town paired with Douay in the name of a Bible translationRHEIMS
D.Knighted writer of magic realismRUSHDIE
E.Author of "The Young Lions," 1948 (2 wds.)IRWINSHAW
F.Sensation or feelingESTHESIS
G.Apt anagram of TALONS, I.E.TOENAILS
H.Start using a larcenous technique (hyph.)HOTWIRE
I.Rhapsodized, spoke glowinglyENTHUSED
J.Rigid manner of marchingLOCKSTEP
K.Religious icon in the form of a fishICHTHYS
L.Novice at a job, apprenticeTRAINEE
M.Routine often performed in front of a mirrorTOILETTE
N.Missiles banned for sale in the U.S. (2 wds.)LAWNDARTS
O.Amendment connected with the Volstead ActEIGHTEENTH
P.Big wheel in a paradeMARSHAL
Q.Like sails after a maelstrom, maybe (2 wds.)INSHREDS
R.Reporter, as for a tabloid, who is energetic and aggressiveNEWSHAWK
S.What a despot wields (2 wds.)IRONFIST
T.Birds like canaries and wrensSINGERS
U.Five-star, choice, superior (hyph.)TOPNOTCH
V.Portrayer of Uncle Albert in "Mary Poppins" (2 wds.)EDWYNN
W.Figure such as a vampire or zombieREVENANT
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