Acrostic Solution for Sunday, February 25, 2001

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


HERMAN MELVILLE, MOBY DICK — When the sea is moderately calm... and this gnomon-like fin stands up and casts shadows on the wrinkled surface... the watery circle surrounding it somewhat resembles a dial, with its style and wavy hour-lines graved on it.

Clues and answers

A.Author of "Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays"HAWKING
B.Alfred Lansing's account of Ernest Shackleton's 1914 voyageENDURANCE
C.Part of a weight-driven clock mechanism (2 wds.)RATCHETWHEEL
D.Secretarial responsibilityMINUTES
E.First house in a setARIES
F.From time to time (3 wds.)NOWANDTHEN
G.Artist who produced "Wind Clock" in 1967MIRO
H.Actor in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"EDWARDS
I.Something regarded as perfect or definitive (2 wds.)LASTWORD
J.Unpredictable ups and downsVICISSITUDES
K.Physicist who published "Opticks" in 1704 (2 wds.)ISAACNEWTON
L.A long way to travel (hyph.)LIGHTYEAR
M."The fever called '___' is conquered" (Poe)LIVING
N.Like ill-tuned recitals, seeminglyENDLESS
O.Exemplar of slownessMOLASSES
P."The lady in pink" in "Remembrance of Things Past"ODETTE
Q.Cyclical patterns of physiological changeBIORHYTHMS
R.Experiencing the salad daysYOUTHFUL
S.Farther along in a currentDOWNSTREAM
T.Quick as lightning (3 wds.)INAFLASH
U.Horologe that employs dripping waterCLEPSYDRA
V.Philosopher by whose regular walks the people of Konigsberg set their watchesKANT
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