Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 5, 2003

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


ANNIE DILLARD, THE WRITING LIFE — A work in progress quickly becomes feral. It reverts to a wild state overnight. ... If you skip a day, you are, quite rightly, afraid to open the door to its room. You enter... with bravura, holding a chair... and shouting "Simba!"

Clues and answers

A.Determination made by a stylometristAUTHORSHIP
B.Mollusk living in a whorl of its ownNAUTILUS
C.Virginia shipbuilding centerNORFOLK
D.Messenger of myth who came to Earth on a rainbowIRIS
E.A case of inflation (2 wds.)EGOTRIP
F.Service ID's (2 wds.)DOGTAGS
G.Chivalric knight a k a WilfredIVANHOE
H.Small, yellow plumlike fruit of an evergreenLOQUAT
I.19th-century privateer called "The Terror of the Gulf"LAFITTE
J.Song subject for un trovatoreAMORE
K.Like the eye of a libertineROVING
M.Godzilla's perennial stomping groundsTOKYO
N.Game with boards and creasesHOCKEY
O.Louise ___, author of "The Beet Queen" and "Love Medicine"ERDRICH
P.Interval of time during which an activity can or must take placeWINDOW
Q.Slab on a mound in a stadiumRUBBER
S.Trumpet fanfare; hunting callTANTARA
T.Admission of 1890IDAHO
U."I don't agree to it" (2 wds.)NODICE
V.Jay ___, Nick Carraway's neighbor in West EggGATSBY
W.Bar figuresLAWYERS
X.Confederacy espoused by HiawathaIROQUOIS
Y.Italian dish prepared in a skilletFRITTATA
Z.Pairing of "love" and "move," or "mow" and "now" (2 wds.)EYERHYME
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