Acrostic Solution for Sunday, December 5, 2010

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


RICHARD LEDERER, (THE) WORD CIRCUS — An isogram is a... word in which no letter of the alphabet appears more than once.... In uncopyrightable each major vowel plus y appears only once.... The eleven-letter [word] palindromes receives extremely honorable mention.

Clues and answers

A.Entrepreneur who founded an OdditoriumRIPLEY
B.Thick application of paint on a canvasIMPASTO
C.Some motley charactersCLOWNS
D."There is no humor in ___" (Mark Twain)HEAVEN
E.State of suspensionABEYANCE
F.Someone using quartersROOMER
G.Recess of a culinary classDINETTE
H.Concern when having a fitLENGTH
I.Player of Robin Hood (1938) and Don Juan (1948) (2 wds.)ERROLFLYNN
J.Start of a breakup (2 wds.)DEARJOHN
K.Highest part of paradise; abode of God and the angelsEMPYREAN
L.Extra pieceREMNANT
M.Stuff found in a canalEARWAX
N.Name of a West Wing meeting roomROOSEVELT
O.Ringmaster's attention-getterWHIPLASH
P.Control, conduct, manageOPERATE
Q.Line stretching from 1613 to 1917ROMANOV
R.Statistic of water vapor in air (2 wds.)DEWPOINT
S.Unsportsmanlike comment (2 wds.)CHEAPSHOT
T.Not the brightest bulb in the boxIMBECILE
U.What you may do after a crashREBOOT
V.Hold close to the heartCHERISH
W.Amount of space between the wine and the cork in a bottleULLAGE
X.Guesswork ... or an example of the thing described in this puzzle's quoteSPECULATION
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