Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 10, 2013

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(NINA) BERBEROVA, THE ITALICS ARE MINE — Not losing time has been my permanent concern since I was three years old, when it dawned on me that time is the warp of life, its very fabric, something that you cannot buy, trade, steal, falsify, or obtain by begging.

Clues and answers

A.Singer of the 2006 hit "Deja Vu"BEYONCE
B.Goya's "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters," e.g.ETCHING
C.Conducive to meditationRESTFUL
D.Fish also called a swamp bassBOWFIN
E.Sort of computer connectionETHERNET
F.Take from the top, as a letterREDRAFT
G.Attribute of most Nauru nativesOBESITY
H.Flight path; pollinating agentVECTOR
I.Character like Tony Soprano or Gordon GekkoANTIHERO
J.Feeling a bit of a buzzTIPSY
K.Spinning wheel operator?HAMSTER
L.Provide backing for, as a chairENDOW
M.How the Great Sphinx was carved (2 wds.)INSITU
N."West Side Story" duet for Tony and MariaTONIGHT
O.Aware (of); side by sideABREAST
P.Entry-level; budget (hyph.)LOWEND
Q.Extreme disreputeINFAMY
R.Main component of an octopus's beakCHITIN
S.Triangle often served with chutneySAMOSA
T.Terminus for a steamboat line started in 1807ALBANY
U.Cat breed known for going limp when picked upRAGDOLL
V.Atlas or Calliope of Greek mythEPONYM
W.Tally of cargo and passengersMANIFEST
X.Application for minimizing a mouse (2 wds.)ICEBAG
Y.Seinfeld's "pure evil" neighborNEWMAN
Z.Faculty assessed by means of a Snellen chartEYESIGHT
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