Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 11, 2018

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

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LISA RANDALL, WARPED PASSAGES — James Clerk Maxwell... was a brilliant scientist who counted among his... interests optics and color,... the rings of Saturn, ... and the question of how cats land upright while conserving angular momentum when dropped upside down.

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But another British physicist, James Clerk Maxwell, incorporated Faraday's field idea into classical electromagnetic theory. Maxwell was a brilliant scientist who counted among his many interests optics and color, the mathematics of ovals, thermodynamics, the rings of Saturn, measuring latitude with a bowl of treacle, and the question of how cats land upright while conserving angular momentum when dropped upside down.

Clues and answers

A.One-dimensional measureLENGTH
B.Occupying an unsettled state (2 wds.)INLIMBO
C.Full range, as of opinionSPECTRUM
D.Kind of professor lacking tenure ADJUNCT
E.What like poles are to each otherREPULSIVE
F.Secret Squirrel's 1960s TV co-star (2 wds.)ATOMANT
G.Discovered just recentlyNEWFOUND
H.Get all bent out of shapeDEFORM
I.One ten-billionth of a meterANGSTROM
J.Shining, aglowLUCENT
K.Not involving electronic wizardry (hyph.)LOWTECH
L.Creations in works of fantasyWORLDS
M.One of a meson's two componentsANTIQUARK
N.Stationary, still, inactiveRESTING
O.Copying device using two pens connected by pivoting rodsPANTOGRAPH
P.Smart device from AmazonECHO
Q.Lessen, subside, fade, ebbDIMINISH
R.Part of a lunar cyclePHASE
S.Bowl over, stun, staggerASTOUND
T.Force from afar causing the auroras (2 wds.)SOLARWIND
U.Noticeability, conspicuousnessSALIENCE
V.Hoped-for results of researchANSWERS
W.Match sartorially (2 wds.)GOWITH
X.Energy-conveying quasiparticleEXCITON
Y.Projected presentation (2 wds.)SLIDESHOW
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