Acrostic Solution for Sunday, February 27, 2000

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


BARNES: FLAUBERT'S PARROT — Mystification is simple; clarity is the hardest thing of all. ... you trust the mystifier more if you know he's deliberately choosing not to be lucid. You trust Picasso all the way because he could draw like Ingres.

Clues and answers

A.A glow from something living, such as a fireflyBIOLUMINESCENCE
B.With tender feeling, in music directionAFFETTUOSO
C.Winter apple with a rough, brownish skinRUSSET
D.Decorative alloy containing sulfurNIELLO
E.Austrian physicist who promoted logical positivism (2 wds.)ERNSTMACH
F.Way up in the air (hyph.)SKYHIGH
G.Exaggerated account, as of one's successes (2 wds.)FISHSTORY
H.Alan Jay Lerner in Lerner and Loewe musicalsLYRICIST
I.Eggplant, or its dark purple colorAUBERGINE
J.Final offer or demandULTIMATUM
K.Texas county named for an Alamo heroBOWIE
L.Using artificial and bombastic speechEUPHUISTIC
M.Cosmological effect involving wavelengths of light (2 wds.)REDSHIFT
N.Gallery showing many J. M. W. Turner worksTATE
O.Jumpy, easily frightenedSKITTISH
P.Among social insects, the condition of having two or more queens in a colonyPOLYGYNY
Q.Spanish or Southwestern U.S. mayorALCALDE
R.TV show on which Clint Eastwood played Rowdy YatesRAWHIDE
S.Sovereign statusROYALTY
T.Playwright who said, "The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast" (2 wds.)OSCARWILDE
U."Bye-bye!" (hyph.)TOODLEOO
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