Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 21, 1999

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


A(LISTAIR) COOKE: TALK ABOUT AMERICA — It has been ... doctrine that ... a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes ... is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board ... . [Y]ears of ... satisfaction with ... America could not reconcile this expatriate to cranberry sauce.

Clues and answers

A.Bandleader with the 1939 hit "Thanks for Ev'rything" (2 wds.)ARTIESHAW
B.Peace pipeCALUMET
C.Indicate admiration (3 wds.)OOHANDAAH
D.Navigator's instrument for measuring anglesOCTANT
E.Snake also called a hamadryad (2 wds.)KINGCOBRA
F.Tooth extraction, as a field of studyEXODONTICS
G."Strike the ___" (Robert E. Lee's last words)TENT
H.Writings of dubious authorshipAPOCRYPHA
I.Galligaskins; tightsLEGGINGS
J.Diamond from India, one of Britain's crown jewelsKOHINOOR
K.Ultimate proof of worth (2 wds.)ACIDTEST
L.Genre given its name by Jack KerouacBEAT
M.Opening venue for "Rent" (2 wds.)OFFBROADWAY
N.Mount for a juggler, oftenUNICYCLE
O.Film garnering an Oscar for Jessica LangeTOOTSIE
P.Stage in Hegelian dialecticsANTITHESIS
Q.French artist, a leader of the FauvistsMATISSE
R.Sidemen for Bruce Springsteen (3 wds.)ESTREETBAND
T.Hot drink with whisky and whipped cream (2 wds.)IRISHCOFFEE
U.Typeface simulating handwritingCURSIVE
V.He wrote "Man is by nature a political animal"ARISTOTLE
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