Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 6, 2013

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


AMMON SHEA, READING THE O.E.D. — I chuckle, laugh out loud, smile..., cringe..., feel sadness.... All of the human emotions and experiences are right there in this dictionary, just as they would be in any fine work of literature. They just happen to be alphabetized.

Clues and answers

A.Lemming eater of frigid climes (2 wds.)ARCTICFOX
B.Rolled oats and dried fruitMUESLI
C.Botanist who studied peasMENDEL
D.Beltway, in BritainORBITAL
E.Discussion site on the InternetNEWSGROUP
F.Category in a bookstore's nonfiction section (hyph.)SELFHELP
G.Lethargy, torpor, dullnessHEBETUDE
H.Portion of this quote's subject perused by the quote's authorENTIRETY
J.Sure winner in a certain World Series (2 wds.)ROYALFLUSH
K.1850s rival of Isaac Singer (2 wds.)ELIASHOWE
L.Keats's "close bosom-friend of the maturing sun"AUTUMN
M.Stuff used to clean up oil spillsDISPERSANT
N.The power of creative imaginationINGENUITY
O.Absolute slob's opposite (2 wds.)NEATFREAK
P.Deteriorate, fall in value, fail(2 wds.)GOSOUTH
Q."It is in the ___ that we want friends" (F. Scott Fitzgerald)THIRTIES
R.Squatters' means of supportHAUNCHES
S.Level or grade; literally, "rung of a ladder"ECHELON
T.Related to adders or aspsOPHIDIAN
U.Miss Bennet in "Pride and Prejudice"ELIZABETH
V.Sample of off-color humor (2 wds.)DIRTYJOKE
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