Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 13, 2011

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


TERRY PRATCHETT, THIEF OF TIME — It was three o'clock. And every clock struck it at once. Cuckoos cuckoo'd,... hour pins fell out of the candle clock, the water clocks gurgled and seesawed back as the buckets emptied, bells clanged, gongs banged, chimes tinkled... .

Clues and answers

A.High point in horologyTWELVE
B.Editor of two volumes of "Das Kapital"ENGELS
C.Accessory sold at many an army surplus storeRUCKSACK
D.Be convincing ... as Big Ben? (2 wds.)RINGTRUE
E.Plant bearing New Mexico's state flowerYUCCA
F.Feast among Northwest Indians marked by lavish distribution of giftsPOTLATCH
G.Tactic used to snare a suspectROADBLOCK
H.City with a large Maori populationAUCKLAND
I.Ambulate unsteadilyTODDLE
J.Party in India headed by Sonia GandhiCONGRESS
K.WrestleMania tag-team partner of Mr. T (2 wds.)HULKHOGAN
L.Drawing from many styles or philosophiesECLECTIC
M.Accept, as a challenge or duty (2 wds.)TAKEON
N.Duds donned by the donnishTWEEDS
O.College town where Rosa Parks was bornTUSKEGEE
P.Applesauce or baloneyHOGWASH
Q.Image subject to interpretationINKBLOT
R.Author and protagonist of "Murder on 34th Street" (2 wds.)EDKOCH
S.Hysterical, climbing the wallsFRANTIC
T.Marsupial unfazed by rattlesnake bitesOPOSSUM
U.Weak; irresponsibleFECKLESS
V.Stuff for making snuffTOBACCO
W."The greatest genius is the most ___ man" (Emerson)INDEBTED
X.Pitch with a frequency of 261.626 hertz (2 wds.)MIDDLEC
Y.In Britain, kind of cake filled with currantsECCLES
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