Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 10, 2019

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(DAVID) BERLINSKI, (A) TOUR OF THE CALCULUS — [The] square root of 2 is like the Yeti or the Loch Ness monster, the snows of yesteryear, the dusky ghost by the dusty window — it is not there, it cannot be found, it is not... part of the furniture of this or any other world.

Clues and answers

A.Subject in cryptozoology BIGFOOT
B.Fictional land in a Samuel Butler satireEREWHON
C.Treasure for a collectorRARITY
D.Disappointment, anticlimaxLETDOWN
E.Psychometric tool (2 wds.)IQTEST
F.Random fluctuations that obscure a signalNOISE
G.In the rather near futureSOONISH
H.Incarnation of Vishnu often pictured playing a fluteKRISHNA
I.Questionable, iffy (2 wds.)INDOUBT
J.Occult doctrine taught by Helena BlavatskyTHEOSOPHY
K.German-American who was awarded the 1943 Nobel Prize in Physics (2 wds.)OTTOSTERN
L.Things stored at Area 51, purportedlyUFOS
M.Put back together, as a countryREUNIFY
N.Clifford ____, inspiration for the Coen brothers' Barton FinkODETS
O.Ephemeral fellow of seasonal songFROSTY
P.Deeply and darkly abnormalTWISTED
Q.Troubles persistentlyHAUNTS
R.Substance once thought to permeate spaceETHER
S.Most important, primary, headCHIEF
T.Violet gemstoneAMETHYST
U.Hang around wasting timeLOITER
V.Trickster of Shoshone mythCOYOTE
X.Barack Obama, Bill Clinton or any of six other U.S. presidents (hyph.)LEFTHANDER
Y.Failing to live up to standardsUNWORTHY
Z.First sequel to a 2001 hit movie about ogres (2 wds.)SHREK
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