Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 4, 2012

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


THE WPA GUIDE TO MISSISSIPPI — [Politics] is... football, baseball, and tennis rolled into one. We enjoy it; we will hitch up and drive for miles in order to hear and applaud the vitriolic phrases of a candidate we have already reckoned we'll vote against.

Clues and answers

A.Forum for questioning citizens (2 wds.)TOWNHALL
B.Possible factor in a loss of power (2 wds.)HEATWAVE
C.Medicine made palatable with honey or jamELECTUARY
D.Dense and not very bright body (2 wds.)WHITEDWARF
E.Long-term office assignmentPROJECT
F.Penn State campus near Horseshoe CurveALTOONA
G.Go full speedGALLOP
H.Show for the first timeUNVEIL
I.National Historic Trail known for an epic raceIDITAROD
J.A.T.M. maker involved in a 2004 controversyDIEBOLD
K.Spectacles, shades and suchEYEWEAR
L.Rushmore companion of AbrahamTHEODORE
M.Strain preceding some face-offs (2 wds.)OCANADA
N.Deceive, bamboozleMISLEAD
O.California home of the Ayn Rand InstituteIRVINE
P.Favor both sides of an issueSTRADDLE
Q.Party whose official color is green (2 wds.)SINNFEIN
R.Call upon; put into use, as a lawINVOKE
S.Long and tiresome journeySCHLEP
T.Creature able to regrow a lost limbSTARFISH
U.Text showing a listITALICS
V.Offered as a public service (2 wds.)PROBONO
W.Accomplices in the audiencePLANTS
X.Permanent; never to be forgottenINDELIBLE
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