Acrostic Solution for Sunday, February 19, 2006

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


ISAK DINESEN, OUT OF AFRICA — I... watched the progression across the plain of the giraffe, in their... inimitable, vegetative gracefulness, as if it were not a herd of animals but a family of rare, long-stemmed speckled gigantic flowers slowly advancing.

Clues and answers

A.Queen who established the Spanish InquisitionISABELLA
B.Hat worn by Mounties since 1904STETSON
C.Wireless broadcasting mediumAIRWAVES
D.Irish county known for horse-breedingKILDARE
E.Like some clocks and music, nowadaysDIGITAL
F.Big chip off the old block?ICEBERG
G.Feature of a city that never sleepsNIGHTLIFE
H.Edith Wharton novel set in Starkfield, Mass. (2 wds.)ETHANFROME
I.Take a "five-finger discount"SHOPLIFT
J.Fizzy, foamy fountain drink (2 wds.)EGGCREAM
K.Contestants in a game show hosted by Bob EubanksNEWLYWEDS
L.Behind the scenes, out of viewOFFSTAGE
M.Ad-libbed; not planned in advanceUNSCRIPTED
N.Author of "From Bauhaus to Our House" (2 wds.)TOMWOLFE
O.Johann Sebastian Bach, e.g.ORGANIST
P.Stealthy, trying not to be noticedFURTIVE
Q.Silent communicationAMESLAN
R.Eponymous creator of a nonmetric scaleFAHRENHEIT
S.Continental counterpartREDCOAT
T.Title words sung by Mary Martin and Cathy Rigby (2 wds.)IMFLYING
U.Decorative covering for a horseCAPARISON
V.Strong-tasting ingredient in Worcestershire sauceANCHOVIES
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