Acrostic Solution for Sunday, December 5, 2021

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


MARGARET ATWOOD, (THE) TESTAMENTS — The collective memory is notoriously faulty, and much of the past sinks into the ocean of time to be drowned forever; but once in a while the waters part, allowing us to glimpse a flash of hidden treasure... for a moment.

Clues and answers

A.Sinister, evil, balefulMALEFIC
B.Second-largest city of DenmarkAARHUS
C.What defensive N.B.A. players — and fan blades — doROTATE
D.Dog, in a way (2 wds.)GOAFTER
E.Locale of a golden nucleusALBUMEN
F.Lakeside painter's subjectROWBOAT
G.Cannonball, for Casey JonesENGINE
H."Guys and Dolls" song "Fugue for ____"TINHORNS
I.Originator of the phrase "sour grapes"AESOP
J."I wouldn't lie to you" (2 wds.)TRUSTME
K.Book featuring a kind of puzzleWHODUNIT
L.Sledgehammer used on a flea, sayOVERKILL
M.Not responding to any stimuli (2 wds.)OUTCOLD
N.Last word of Frost's "The Road Not Taken"DIFFERENCE
O.Early writer of New Journalism (2 wds.)TOMWOLFE
P.Sudden intuitive understandingEPIPHANY
Q.Child's rocker with a seat built between two flat sides in the shape of an animalSHOOFLY
R.Not to be believed (hyph.)TWOFACED
S.Colonial constructionANTHILL
T.Item to which you may add a padMATTRESS
U.Signs of feeling?EMOTICONS
V.Hunter; doofusNIMROD
W.Exemplars of thicknessTHIEVES
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