Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 6, 2011

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

H. G. WELLS, THE TIME MACHINE — The peculiar sensations of time travelling... are excessively unpleasant. There is a feeling... of a helpless headlong motion. I felt the... anticipation... of an imminent smash.... Night followed day like the flapping of a black wing.

Clues and answers

A.Period of deterioration (hyph.)HALFLIFE
B.Mononymic castaway of fictionGILLIGAN
C.1906 novel written mainly from the viewpoint of its canine character (2 wds.)WHITEFANG
D.Common sights in MemphisEGYPTIANS
E.Sinister thing in an Ursula K. Le Guin title (2 wds.)LEFTHAND
F.Independent operator (2 wds.)LONEWOLF
G.Haven or hideaway (2 wds.)SAFEHOUSE
H.Showing a downside of popularityTOURISTY
I.Storied roller in the animal kingdom (2 wds.)HOOPSNAKE
J.Harlan with multiple HugosELLISON
K.Document or file with a preset formatTEMPLATE
L.Like the classic mad scientist GriffinINVISIBLE
M.Sci-fi parody directed by Tim Burton (2 wds.)MARSATTACKS
N.Remove a layer of skin from; peelEXFOLIATE
O.Having an awfully noxious smellMEPHITIC
P.1909 novel by the author of this puzzle's quote (2 wds.)ANNVERONICA
Q.Place where you might do some pitchingCAMPSITE
R.Hailed; announced; presagedHERALDED
S.Dissension that can undo a team or partyINFIGHTING
T.Reputed sayer of "An army marches on its stomach"NAPOLEON
U.Forces that constitute the weatherELEMENTS
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