Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 20, 2011

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(MELITTA WEISS) ADAMSON, FOOD IN MEDIEVAL TIMES — [W]hat stands out is... the... theatrics, peacocks, swans, and pheasants cooked[,]... redressed in their plumage and made to breathe fire, pies filled with live birds... . Playing with food, far from being discouraged, was elevated to an art... .

Clues and answers

A.Courses for beginners?ANTIPASTI
B.Duty from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at seaDOGWATCH
C.Curry flavoring also called "stinking gum"ASAFETIDA
D.Relative of Jonathan and Granny SmithMCINTOSH
E.Gobble or guzzle greedilySNARF
F.Musician known for a tragic about-faceORPHEUS
G.Pumpkin, pecan and turkey source (2 wds.)NEWWORLD
H.Have ants in one's pantsFIDGET
I.Satisfied, and then someOVERFED
J.How some beer is served (2 wds.)ONDRAFT
K.Bit of scullery equipmentDISHPAN
L.Baby; drink; humorINDULGE
M.Tried to stop some growling?NOSHED
N.Private dining area? (2 wds.)MESSHALL
O.Fit for the dinner tableEDIBLE
P.Unenlightened time (2 wds.)DARKAGES
Q.Kind of coffee or linenIRISH
R.State of one possessedECSTASY
S.Cosmopolitan constituentVODKA
T.Preprandial drive?APPETITE
U.Liquid offering to the godsLIBATION
V.Fishmongering or butchery, e.g.TRADE
W.Frigorific fluid (2 wds.)ICEWATER
X.Feature with milk, possiblyMUSTACHE
Y.Pitcher with a big mouthEWER
Z.Refreshing finale for a mealSORBET
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