Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 11, 2012

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(ROBERTSON) DAVIES, (THE DIARY OF) SAMUEL MARCHBANKS — At the back of the Daylight Saving scheme, I detect the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy and wise in spite of themselves.

Clues and answers

A.Pollyanna's oppositeDOOMSTER
B.What in Greek is literally "not published"ANECDOTE
C.Manhattan's minority constituentVERMOUTH
D.Pollutant or polluted stateIMPURITY
E.Be dormant in the summertimeESTIVATE
F.Shortest man (5'7") to win an N.B.A. slam-dunk contest (2 wds.)SPUDWEBB
G.Piece in a conchologist's collectionSEASHELL
H."A shadow's shadow," as Rosencrantz told HamletAMBITION
I.Ungentle handler, metaphorically (2 wds.)MEATHOOK
J.Remove from a list of associatesUNFRIEND
K.Plant in a cloud forest such as an orchid or bromeliadEPIPHYTE
L.Inclination to do nothing muchLETHARGY
M.Unit for Stone Age construction workersMEGALITH
N.Having a wall in common, as a houseATTACHED
O.Pick up and put down againRESETTLE
P.Marked by vicissitudesCHANGING
Q.Take to the next levelHEIGHTEN
R.Bowlful of hearty stuff (2 wds.)BEEFSTEW
S.With no one to talk to (2 wds.)ALLALONE
T.Part of a cycle at neither extreme (2 wds.)NEAPTIDE
U.Head protector in a sandstormKAFFIYEH
V.Guardian often spotted with a crookSHEPHERD
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