Acrostic Solution for Sunday, December 27, 2015

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

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(HELEN) FIELDING, BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY — I think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day... because it's an extension of New Year's Eve... It would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.

Clues and answers

A.Mood of many people on the night of 12/31FESTIVITY
B.Fashionable, chic (2 wds.)INSTYLE
C.What shouldn't be thrown in basketball gamesELBOWS
D.Noir classic with Gene TierneyLAURA
E.River through four European capitalsDANUBE
F.Topic of songs by William BlakeINNOCENCE
G.BotherNUISANCE
H.Deteriorate, be ruined (3 wds.)GOTOPOT
I.Halftime performer at the 2013 Super Bowl BEYONCE
J.Feel a connectednessRELATE
K.Material for aromatherapyINCENSE
L.Stand-in or stunt performer, maybeDOUBLE
M.Honest-to-goodnessGENUINE
N.Not touchESCHEW
O."We shall your ____ ground with your red blood discolour" ("Henry V")TAWNY
P.Factor affecting the length of a cross-country flight (2 wds.)JETSTREAM
Q.Location of Ole MissOXFORD
R."Hey diddle diddle" or "Fee, fi, fo, fum" NONSENSE
S.Regimen often started on 1/2EXERCISE
T.Someone who might set a date to quitSMOKER
U.Monk portrayer on TVSHALHOUB
V.One of "two American kids" in a 1982 John Cougar Mellencamp hitDIANE
W.Key ... or a homophone for part of a shoeISLET
X.U.S. capital named for a British dukedomALBANY
Y.Southpaw's oppositeRIGHTY
Z.Event that doesn't at all exciteYAWNER
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