Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 16, 2003

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(WILLIAM) LANGEWIESCHE, INSIDE THE SKY — Among hard-core weather watchers, tornadoes are known affectionately as "beasts"... . Because they are localized,... you can drive right up to them... . There are risks, of course... . [They] will make projectiles... of full-sized rental cars.

Clues and answers

A.1996 John Sayles western (2 wds.)LONESTAR
B.Bowled over, filled with amazementAWESTRUCK
C.Chief Joseph's tribe (2 wds.)NEZPERCE
D.One of Jean-Michel Basquiat's early worksGRAFFITO
E.April 22, since 1970 (2 wds.)EARTHDAY
F.Focus of a museum in New Bedford, Mass.WHALING
G.Author of absurdist playsIONESCO
H.Ophthalmologist Hermann Snellen's 1862 invention (2 wds.)EYECHART
I.Twiggy or Iman, e.g.SUPERMODEL
J.Firefighter in a remote areaCOYOTE
K.Collectible toy vehicles (2 wds.)HOTWHEELS
L.Prolific Swiss mathematicianEULER
M.1966 Simon and Garfunkel hit (4 wds.)IAMAROCK
N.Tourist locale near the Sea of GalileeNAZARETH
O.Winged ball pursued by Harry Potter in quidditchSNITCH
P.Asteroid with an orbit that approaches EarthICARUS
Q.Cleft stick carried by ClothoDISTAFF
R.Alto saxophone key (2 wds.)EFLAT
S.Engine for a Boeing 707TURBOJET
T.Laughable blunder; very funny jokeHOWLER
U.Legendary corrida showman (2 wds.)ELCORDOBES
V.Era of mood rings and lava lampsSEVENTIES
W.Determinant of destiny in JainismKARMA
X.Mountain-biking slang for the scene of a crash (2 wds.)YARDSALE
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