Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 18, 2001

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(JUDITH) MOORE, NEVER EAT YOUR HEART OUT — [M]ere chemistry can explain what makes a cake, while pie demands metaphysics. The opposition between a pie's inside and out, the dialectic... between crust and filling, can't but set minds wondering.... [W]e never lose interest....

Clues and answers

A.Product of ruthless demolitionMINCEMEAT
B.Order at a dinerOMELET
C."I do not weep at the world - I am too busy sharpening my ___ knife" (Z.N. Hurston)OYSTER
D.Latin imperative meaning "take"RECIPE
E.With "big," one in chargeENCHILADA
F.Where grinders may be found (2 wds.)NEWENGLAND
G.Surfeit, overindulgenceEXCESS
H.Substance that primates, unlike most mammals, can't synthesize (2 wds.)VITAMINC
J.Mess to put away?REPAST
K.French bistro or small cafeESTAMINET
L.Transversely; contrary toATHWART
M.Something choice and daintyTIDBIT
O.Like some sandwiches (hyph.)OPENFACED
P.Relax, take it easyUNWIND
Q.Supply with new stockREPLENISH
R.Carved roughlyHEWN
S.Fit to be tried?EDIBLE
T.Proponent of a popular diet planATKINS
U.Possible breach of etiquette at dinnerREACHING
V.Like some foods before cookingTHAWED
W.Italian dish made with white wine (2 wds.)OSSOBUCO
X.Stomach problemUPSET
Y.Popular product of the Continental Baking Co.TWINKIES
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