Acrostic Solution for Sunday, February 5, 2006

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(SARAH) VOWELL, (THE) PARTLY CLOUDY PATRIOT — To drink a mocha is to gulp down the... history of the New World. From the Spanish exportation of Aztec cacao and the Dutch invention of the chemical process for making cocoa... down to the capitalist empire of Hershey, PA...

Clues and answers

A.Configured like some pilots' formations (hyph.)VSHAPED
B.German antiwar artist denounced by the Nazis (2 wds.)OTTODIX
C.Midwestern city nicknamed the "Air Capital"WICHITA
D.Herbal stimulant also called ma huangEPHEDRA
E.Official language of LatviaLETTISH
F.Items carried by traveling surfersLAPTOPS
G.To linguists, a basic unit of speechPHONEME
H.Moriarty vis-ˆ-vis Holmes (2 wds.)ARCHFOE
I.Mammals whose name comes from Latin for "to gnaw"RODENTS
J.What may flow or jamTRAFFIC
K.Recourse for the wrongedLAWSUIT
L.River called Chang Jiang in ChinaYANGTZE
M.Tribe once led by PushmatahaCHOCTAW
N.Not exactly bank-busting (hyph.)LOWCOST
O.Mystical Greek religion named for a musicianORPHISM
P.Smarmy flatteryUNCTION
Q."Large and melodious thoughts ___ upon me" (Whitman)DESCEND
R.Tokyo-born avant-garde artist who wrote "Grapefruit" (2 wds.)YOKOONO
S.King often pictured with a crook and flailPHARAOH
T."Hit me again, barkeep"ANOTHER
U.1991 legal thriller by John Grisham (2 wds.)THEFIRM
V.Iceberg's relativeROMAINE
W.Besieged during a strategic game (2 wds.)INCHECK
X.Shape of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest houseOCTAGON
Y.Good-behavior reward for some (2 wds.)TIMEOFF
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