Acrostic Solution for Sunday, December 16, 2012

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(JEAN) SHEPHERD, A CHRISTMAS STORY — Families in those days spent their lives eating canned corn, meat loaf, peanut-butter sandwiches, oatmeal, red cabbage and peas.... Great meals... stuck out like icebergs in the Caribbean. Buying a turkey was a state occasion.

Clues and answers

A.Munchies not always nutritious (2 wds.)SNACKFOOD
B.Occurring during pubertyHEBETIC
C.Annual path of the sun, as seen from EarthECLIPTIC
D.Caltech's home cityPASADENA
E.Author who said "Write drunk; edit sober"HEMINGWAY
F.N.F.L. team whose mascot is SwoopEAGLES
G.Truly sorry for one's sinsREPENTANT
H.Organized body of searchable informationDATABASE
I.Expanse called "wine-dark" by Homer (2 wds.)AEGEANSEA
J.Ideal rule of life for some monksCELIBACY
K.Constituents of some matchesHUSBANDS
L.Idol of the MTV sort (2 wds.)ROCKSTAR
M.1921 Ellis Island offering to all new Americans (2 wds.)ICECREAM
N.Pests first noted in the U.S. in 1998 (2 wds.)STINKBUGS
O.Aid for studying a culture (2 wds.)TESTTUBE
P.Potential cause of a smackMISTLETOE
Q.Gift in the holiday classic that is the source of this puzzle (2 wds.)AIRRIFLE
R.Pen pals?SWINE
S.American League pitcher who won the 2007 Cy Young awardSABATHIA
T.Perfectly alignedTRUE
U.Sponsor of the old "Captain Midnight" radio showOVALTINE
V.Having a figure like that of Kriss KringleROTUND
W.Comic who said "Take my wife -- please"YOUNGMAN
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