Acrostic Solution for Sunday, December 9, 2007

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


T.S. ELIOT, THE MUSIC OF POETRY — Edward Lear's nonsense is not vacuity of sense: it is... parody of sense. ... "The Jumblies" is a poem of adventure and... nostalgia. ... "The Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo" and "The Dong with a Luminous Nose" are... of unrequited passion: "blues" in fact.

Clues and answers

A.Browning selection?TOASTER
B.Limerick's riverSHANNON
C.In prosody, continued on a new line without a pause or breakENJAMBED
D.Site of St. Bernadette's visionsLOURDES
E.Hard to keep on the shelf (2 wds.)INDEMAND
G.Those agreeable to a faultTOADIES
H.___ & Co., Manhattan store that is on the U.S. National Register of Historic PlacesTIFFANY
I.State that may be entered after a countdownHYPNOSIS
J.What people in Tallinn speakESTONIAN
K.Title renounced by LafayetteMARQUIS
L.Still resistant to being crackedUNSOLVED
M.Othello, to Brabantio (hyph.)SONINLAW
N.Artless, naive; candidINGENUOUS
O.Predator of a gazelleCHEETAH
P.Word punned upon in Frost's "Mending Wall"OFFENSE
Q.Metaphor for unwanted public visibilityFISHBOWL
R.Owl's pea-green boat companion in a light versePUSSYCAT
S.What the mome raths did in "Jabberwocky"OUTGRABE
T.On the way, in transit (2 wds.)ENROUTE
U.Cafe for snacks in Britain (2 wds.)TEASHOP
V.Collection of ancient Hindu hymns (hyph.)RIGVEDA
W.Making peak calls?YODELING
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