Acrostic Solution for Sunday, February 11, 2001

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


PRIMO LEVI: THE PERIODIC TABLE — [Phosphorus] is in the tips of matches, and girls driven desperate by love ate them to commit suicide; it is in will-o'-the-wisps, putrid flames fleeing before the wayfarer. No, it is not an emotionally neutral element.

Clues and answers

A.Derringer or revolver, e.g.PISTOL
B.Composer of the 1817 opera "Cinderella"ROSSINI
C.Not wearing a stitch (3 wds.)INTHEBUFF
D.Diarist's publicationMEMOIR
E.Fat substitute approved by the F.D.A. in 1996OLESTRA
F.River creature that can breathe airLUNGFISH
G.Phantom, apparitionEIDOLON
H.Matador's maneuver made without moving the legsVERONICA
I.Designer of Denver's Mile High Center (3 wds.)IMPEI
J.Party game fad of the 1960'sTWISTER
K.1950 film starring Jimmy StewartHARVEY
L.Of the same order as armadillos and slothsEDENTATE
M.Service-ending organ piecePOSTLUDE
N.Walking in another's shoesEMPATHY
O.Sports columnist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 (2 wds.)REDSMITH
P.5,000-year-old Tyrolean a k a Otzi (2 wds.)ICEMAN
Q.Vellum's shade (hyph.)OFFWHITE
R.1974 Super Bowl champsDOLPHINS
S.Wife of King Mark in Arthurian legendISEULT
T.Bavaria's Neuschwanstein, for oneCASTLE
U.The largest of Neptune's moonsTRITON
V.Sweet liqueur used as cookie flavoringANISETTE
W.Calcutta's regionBENGAL
X.Figure in a caseLAWYER
Y.Town where The Oaks was first run in 1779EPSOM
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