Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 27, 2005

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


THE WRITINGS OF MARK TWAIN — The people of those foreign countries are... very ignorant. ... In Paris they just simply opened their eyes and stared when we spoke to them in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.

Clues and answers

A.Work performed in a garage or an orchestra pit? (hyph.)TUNEUP
B.Serving to pique? (2 wds.)HORSDOEUVRE
C.Chanteuse who sang "Milord" (2 wds.)EDITHPIAF
D.De rigueur headwear at Louis XIV's VersaillesWIGS
E.Attacking maneuver with an epeeRIPOSTE
F.Painter of the "Vow of Louis XIII"INGRES
G.Cointreau or Grand Marnier (2 wds.)TRIPLESEC
H.Winner of the 1992 Oscar for Best Foreign FilmINDOCHINE
I.Soft, white unripened cheeseNEUFCHATEL
J.Anthelme Brillat-Savarin's field of expertiseGASTRONOMY
K.Cached, saySAVED
L.Customary pronunciation of a languageORTHOEPY
M.Seines and such; stockings for gothsFISHNETS
N.Bearer of a batonMAJORETTE
O.Battle of the Bulge regionARDENNES
P.Family name associated with a noted chateauROTHSCHILD
Q.Souvenir, mementoKEEPSAKE
R.Game with a croupier (hyph.)TWENTYONE
S.Chablis or Sancerre (2 wds.)WHITEWINE
T.Literature Nobelist of 1947 (2 wds.)ANDREGIDE
U.Thespian specializing in naive rolesINGENUE
V.Province involved in the Hundred Years WarNORMANDY
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