Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 11, 2001

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


GAIL COLLINS: SCORPION TONGUES — Politicians have been a favorite target [of gossip]... at least since the time of the ancient Greeks, when Athenians speculated that Pericles always kept his helmet on because he was embarrassed about his pear-shaped head.

Clues and answers

A.Without any chargeGRATIS
B.Worshiper of beautyAESTHETE
C.Flagrante delicto (3 wds.)INTHEACT
D.Chief religious sect of NamibiaLUTHERAN
E.Shelter from the sunCABANA
F.Person who begins to learn late in lifeOPSIMATH
G.What a watermark might indicate (2 wds.)LOWTIDE
H."___ means responsibility. That is why most men dread it" (Shaw)LIBERTY
J.Long Island Sound port (2 wds.)NEWHAVEN
K.Submarine ventilation deviceSNORKEL
L.Take evasive actionSIDESTEP
M.Guards preventing humans from reentering EdenCHERUBIM
N.Tragedy by EuripidesORESTES
O.Record of arrests (2 wds.)RAPSHEET
P.Where grilling often takes placePATIO
Q."Theme From Shaft" composer ___ HayesISAAC
R.Site of the Potemkin mutinyODESSA
S.Coal tar distillateNAPHTHA
T.1980's band with the hit song "Rock the Casbah" (2 wds.)THECLASH
U.Painter of "Pelvis III" and "Black Iris"OKEEFFE
V.Artlessness, simplicityNAIVETE
W.Grey Pilgrim of Tolkien's Middle EarthGANDALF
X.Anacrusis in musicUPBEAT
Z.Campaign of Vicksburg, for oneSIEGE
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