Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 17, 2002

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


LAUREL (THATCHER) ULRICH, (THE) AGE OF HOMESPUN — [A] single pound of beaver would have purchased two and a half pounds of broadcloth, the most expensive... fabric. ...Algonkians gave up Adam's clothing not because it was inferior... but because it had become too valuable to wear.

Clues and answers

A.Security measure after a prison riotLOCKDOWN
B.Part of the United Arab Emirates (2 wds.)ABUDHABI
C.Quite a fewUMPTEEN
D.Ancient boundary between Cisalpine Gaul and ItalyRUBICON
E.Parimutuel wagering optionEXACTA
F.Launch a verbal attack (2 wds.)LASHOUT
G.Online collection of discussion groupsUSENET
H.Common liposuction target (2 wds.)LOVEHANDLES
I.Unconventional, in a devil-may-care wayRAFFISH
J.16th-century Russian czar (2 wds.)IVANIV
K.South African city at the foot of Table Mountain (2 wds.)CAPETOWN
L.Claptrap, poppycockHOGWASH
M.Alligator pearAVOCADO
N.Vivacity, animationGINGER
O.Strenuous effort (2 wds.)ELBOWGREASE
P.He wrote "Jupiter from on high laughs at lovers' perjuries"OVID
Q.Vehicle for transporting large machineryFLATBED
R.Fish with both eyes on one sideHALIBUT
S."Don Pasquale" or "The Barber of Seville" (2 wds.)OPERABUFFA
T.Dyspeptic in dispositionMOROSE
U.Actor who played Mingo on "Daniel Boone" (2 wds.)EDAMES
V.Flagrantly immoralSCARLET
W.With a rapid beatPITAPAT
X.World Heritage List organizationUNESCO
Y."Certainly" (2 wds.)NODOUBT
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