Acrostic Solution for Sunday, December 28, 2003

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(CARSON) MCCULLERS, THE MORTGAGED HEART — [H]omesickness… is... as... [American]... as the rollercoaster or the jukebox. It is... Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign... [W]e are homesick most for the places we have never known.

Clues and answers

A.Something seen in a showerMETEOR
B.Reliable moneymaker (2 wds.)CASHCOW
C.City captured by Napoleon's forces in 1798CAIRO
D.Progenitor of the Titans and AphroditeURANUS
E.Small sofa (2 wds.)LOVESEAT
F.What fish that aren't biting have, in anglers' jargonLOCKJAW
G.Boston college founded as a school of oratoryEMERSON
I.Start a broadcast; employ (2 wds.)SIGNON
J.Shakespeare's Boar's Head, e.g.TAVERN
K.Favoring military interventionHAWKISH
L.Epoch in which mammals emergedEOCENE
M.T. H. White character who lived backward in timeMERLIN
N.Barking up the wrong tree (hyph.)OFFBASE
O.State of India containing Jaipur and JodhpurRAJASTHAN
P.Every condiment available (2 wds.)THEWORKS
Q.Machine much improved by the Wright brothersGLIDER
R.Studio for a designer or artistATELIER
S.Develop gradually, as a plan or ideaGESTATE
T.Illustrator of Necker cubes and Penrose trianglesESCHER
U.Jettison, chuck (hyph.)DEEPSIX
V.Slapping of thighs, chest, etc., as a form of percussionHAMBONE
W.Site of the first hydrogen bomb test, in 1952ENIWETOK
X.Retreat for yoga devoteesASHRAM
Y.Acted out of control (2 wds.)RANRIOT
Z.Chewy candyTOFFEE
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