Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 3, 2004

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


RACHEL CARSON, THE SEA AROUND US — Autumn comes to the sea with a fresh blaze of phosphorescence, when every wave crest is aflame. ...[T]he whole surface may glow with sheets of cold fire, while below schools of fish pour through the water like molten metal.

Clues and answers

A.Offerer of charity fund-raiser ticketsRAFFLER
B.State doctrine of Albania before 1991ATHEISM
C.One of the Five Civilized NationsCHOCTAW
D.1960's sitcom based on a Saturday Evening Post cartoonHAZEL
E.French counterpart to the White HouseELYSEE
F.Storage areaLOFT
G.Crinkly shoe materialCREPE
H.Stupendously cool, radAWESOME
I.Long-term care facility (2 wds.)RESTHOME
J.Hot dog (hyph.)SHOWOFF
K."Either war is ___ or men are" (R. Buckminster Fuller)OBSOLETE
L.Connecticut hometown of Benedict ArnoldNORWICH
M.Crockett's commander at the AlamoTRAVIS
N.Sound heard at Christmas (3 wds.)HOHOHO
O.Drill command to cadets (2 wds.)EYESLEFT
P.1924 contest-winning coinage for a Volstead Act violatorSCOFFLAW
Q.Acropolis temple with columns of sculptured female figuresERECHTHEUM
R.Crooked, wry, out of kilterASKEW
S."Yumi, Yumi, Yumi," for VanuatuANTHEM
T.Forgo the usual amenities (2 wds.)ROUGHIT
U.One who can barely give a hootOWLET
V.Consequence, aftermathUPSHOT
W.Author of "A Town Like Alice" (2 wds.)NEVILSHUTE
X.Vestigial digit or false hoofDEWCLAW
Y.Alexander Pope's "dusky, melancholy sprite"UMBRIEL
Z.Work done by a latheSHAPING
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