Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 15, 2015

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

MARY NORRIS, BETWEEN YOU AND ME — Benjamin Franklin, who... befriended Webster, and... advocated spelling reform,... proposed that we lose c, w, y, and j; modify a and u to represent their different sounds; and adopt a new form of s for sh and a variation on y for ng... .

Clues and answers

A.Hooch from a stillMOONSHINE
B.Go from air to earthALIGHT
C.Disreputable peopleRIFFRAFF
D.Opposite of white, in a wayYOLK
E.New Orleans area hit hard by Katrina (2 wds.)NINTHWARD
F.Season worse than the usual (2 wds.)OFFYEAR
G.Place for a TV antenna or satellite dishROOFTOP
H."Pickle," in baseballRUNDOWN
I.Given a shotINJECTED
J.Bits of shellsSHRAPNEL
K.Only N.F.L. team without a helmet logoBROWNS
L.Like frantic, back-and-forth basketball action (hyph.)ENDTOEND
M.Cost of a shave and a haircut, once (2 wds.)TWOBITS
N.Sandwich in a tortillaWRAP
O.Title for Catherine the GreatEMPRESS
P.Group such as the MusesENNEAD
Q.Group such as the MusesNONET
R.What might be picked up at a football gameYARDAGE
S.Grammatical case for "them"OBJECTIVE
T.Strip, disrobeUNDRESS
U.Pitcher who's not in sportsADMAN
V.Dragonfly in its juvenile stageNAIAD
W.What filled Wordsworth's heart with pleasureDAFFODILS
X.Massachusetts home of Tufts UniversityMEDFORD
Y.Vanish into thin airEVAPORATE
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