Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 30, 2005

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

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(JOYCE CAROL) OATES, SOUL AT THE WHITE HEAT — Prose... is discourse; poetry ellipsis.... The one is... articulate and social, a shared language...; the other is private,... teasing, sly, idiosyncratic as the spider's delicate web, a kind of witchcraft unfathomable to ordinary minds.

Clues and answers

A.Deliverer of enigmatic statementsORACLE
B.Foreshadow, portendADUMBRATE
C.Hocus-pocusTRICKINESS
D.Inspiring dread, spookyEERIE
E.Be fulfilling; convinceSATISFY
F.Vandalized in a way at HalloweenSOAPED
G.Legendary Gaelic warrior who became a bard during old ageOSSIAN
H.Solve, as a mysteryUNRIDDLE
I.Misguided, deceived (2 wds.)LEDASTRAY
J.Cunning stratagem, subterfugeARTIFICE
K.Scare the living daylights out ofTERRIFY
L.Alarm bellsTOCSINS
M.Unforgettable, sometimes in a disturbing wayHAUNTING
N.What a haruspex studies when diviningENTRAILS
O.Lewis Carroll specialtyWORDPLAY
P.Collection of ghost stories by Robertson Davies (2 wds.)HIGHSPIRITS
Q.Crane of fiction whose name means "inglorious"ICHABOD
R."The ___ is long fingers and black hair" (Allen Tate)TWILIGHT
S.Spellbound, raptENCHANTED
T.Traditional magic using mojosHOODOO
U.Emanation in a seance; ghostly makeupECTOPLASM
V.Omens seen in the patterns of flying birdsAUSPICES
W.Reading material for some fortune-tellers (2 wds.)TEALEAVES
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