Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 22, 2009

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


EDGAR ALLAN POE, MARGINALIA — I never can hear… an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Meleager.

Clues and answers

A.German town where Johann Sebastian Bach was bornEISENACH
B.Adamantly unbending in the face of attacksDEFIANT
C.Symbol of merit or honor (2 wds.)GOLDSTAR
D.State legendarily unified under TheseusATTICA
E.Rather irregular; somewhat crudeROUGHISH
F.Container that's pig Latin for its type of contentsASHTRAY
G.Hitchcock film based on a Steinbeck storyLIFEBOAT
H.How most ballet dancers performLITHELY
J.Just discoveredNEWFOUND
K.Scope of activity or responsibilityPURVIEW
L.Subaru wagon/S.U.V. plugged by Paul HoganOUTBACK
M.Fully realized conditionENTELECHY
N.Symbol on Israel's coat of armsMENORAH
O.Aardvark, by another name (2 wds.)ANTBEAR
P.Any draft of an article after the firstREWRITE
Q.Target that it's not fair to moveGOALPOST
R.Common locale for a canalISTHMUS
S.Study of the kidneyNEPHROLOGY
T.Emulator of St. AnthonyANCHORITE
U.Undergo prolonged inactivity; become weakLANGUISH
V.For all practical purposes (2 wds.)INEFFECT
W.Irving Berlin standard written for his wifeALWAYS
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