Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 8, 2009

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


ANNE TYLER, (THE) ACCIDENTAL TOURIST — I've always thought a hotel ought to offer optional small animals. ... I mean a cat to sleep on your bed at night, or a dog of some kind to act pleased when you come in. You ever notice how a hotel room feels so lifeless?

Clues and answers

A.Fate who cut the thread of destinyATROPOS
B.Diamond frame that may have no bottomNINTH
C.Author of "The Beauty Myth" (2 wds.)NAOMIWOLF
D.Derby won by Dante in 1945 and Galileo in 2001EPSOM
E.Tough match for a wild card (2 wds.)TOPSEED
F.What started as Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide WebYAHOO
G.Put a cap onLIMIT
H.Bunk, tommyrotEYEWASH
I.Cheese to grate on pastaROMANO
J.Position between "parade rest" and "rest" (2 wds.)ATEASE
K.Puss that might be named PatchesCALICO
L.Elect, elite, exclusiveCHOSEN
M.Home built with spirally rising blocksIGLOO
N.Heavy kettle for slow cooking (2 wds.)DUTCHOVEN
O.Panegyric, encomiumEULOGY
P.Injection intended as a stimulus (2 wds.)NEWBLOOD
Q.Outer part of a tireTREAD
R.Rose of Sharon, by another nameALTHEA
S.Knockout delivery, maybe (2 wds.)LEFTHOOK
T.Gland that shrinks in adultsTHYMUS
U.In recent days (2 wds.)OFLATE
V.Providing some serviceUSEFUL
W.Membrane attached to the optic nerveRETINA
X.Its parliament, Tynwald, founded by A.D. 979, is one of the world's oldest legislatures (3 wds.)ISLEOFMAN
Y.Fond indulgence for Mark TwainSTOGIE
Z.Che's "The Motorcycle Diaries," e.g.TRAVELOG
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