Acrostic Solution for Sunday, December 2, 2001

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


EDWARD HIRSCH, HOW TO READ A POEM — The list of Neruda's subjects in the odes is dizzying. ... Everything was magical. ... He wrote odes to tomatoes, artichokes, and onions... to chowder,... to his socks,... to lizards,... to the dictionary,... a stamp album,... and a movie theater.

Clues and answers

A.Roadies and groupiesENTOURAGE
B."Wonderful, wonderful," in scansionDACTYLS
C.Disobedient; changing irregularlyWAYWARD
D.Starfish, to zoologistsASTEROIDS
E.16 1/2-foot lengthsRODS
F.Canadian author Robertson ___ ("The Deptford Trilogy")DAVIES
G.Render helplessHOGTIE
H.Global communications consortiumINTELSAT
I.Best Musical of 1996RENT
J.Extremely passive and withdrawnSCHIZOID
K.Chintz, chino or ginghamCOTTON
L.Express freight train; showily successful personHOTSHOT
M.Strait of ___ (waterway plied by oil tankers)HORMUZ
N.Musical based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs"OKLAHOMA
O.Winged dragon with a barbed tailWYVERN
P.Pindar's homeTHEBES
Q.Handyman's assignment (2 wds.)ODDJOB
S.Inventor after whom a music school is namedEASTMAN
T.Tourist center in the ApenninesASSISI
U.Collection of synopsesDIGEST
V.Home of America's second-most visited amusement parkANAHEIM
W.Area between the wickets in cricketPITCH
X.Unconscious; unpopular (3 wds.)OUTOFIT
Y.Book of warning propheciesEZEKIEL
Z.Some Algonquian leatherworkMOCCASINS
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