Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 26, 2017

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

A. C. DOYLE, THE SIGN OF THE FOUR — Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science... . You have attempted to tinge it with romanticism, which produces much the same effect as if you worked a love story or an elopement into the fifth proposition of Euclid.

Full quote

Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science, and should be treated in the same cold and unemotional manner . You have attempted to tinge it with romanticism, which produces much the same effect as if you worked a love story or an elopement into the fifth proposition of Euclid.

Clues and answers

A.Patently so; based on truismsAXIOMATIC
B.Author of a 1966 "true crime novel"CAPOTE
C.Fictional chronicler addressed in the quote (2 wds.)DRWATSON
D.Elementary in its solution, as a case (hyph.)OPENANDSHUT
E.What makes a man? (2 wds.)YCHROMOSOME
F.Move about under one's own steamLOCOMOTE
G.Manifest, palpable, in easy viewEVIDENT
H.Suspenseful, as a plot keeping you spellboundTAUT
I.One with too few smartsHALFWIT
J.Having offbeat or outlandish habitsECCENTRIC
K.Man of mystery speaking in the quoteSHERLOCK
L.Vague; having no precise limitsINDEFINITE
M.Achieve loft or stonedness (2 wds.)GETHIGH
N.Brief report of a current event (2 wds.)NEWSITEM
O.Relative of a nautiloidOCTOPUS
P.Wide-angle, as lenses goFISHEYE
Q.Quid pro quo (3 wds.)TITFORTAT
R.Sandwich with many synonymsHERO
S.Environmental subgroupECOTYPE
T.Get to the bottom ofFATHOM
U.Plain as the nose on your faceOBVIOUS
V.All together nowUNIFIED
W.Social standing for good or illREPUTE
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