Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 14, 2010

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(SYLVIA TOWNSEND) WARNER, MR. FORTUNE'S MAGGOT - Most Englishmen who visit the South Sea Islands are... shocked at the vegetation. Such fecundity, such a largesse and explosion of life... all this profusion unbridled and untoiled for and running to waste disturbs them.

Clues and answers

A.Beluga, by another name (2 wds.)WHITEWHALE
B.Growth ring on a tree trunk or fish scaleANNULUS
C.Advice for a dividend receiverREINVEST
D.Weapon for a Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtleNUNCHAKU
E.Like a document written in BrailleEMBOSSED
F.Leave posthaste (2 wds.)RUSHOFF
G.Extinct creature whose name means "nipple tooth"MASTODON
H.Accuracy; integrityRIGHTNESS
I.Cause for a pit stop (2 wds.)FLATTIRE
J.Challenge that's part of a West Point courseOBSTACLE
K.Fixed, or transfixedRIVETED
L.Like hurricanes and many cocktailsTROPICAL
M.Moving like a hula dancerUNDULANT
N.Tripled and then tripled againNINEFOLD
O.Nosebleed, in medical parlanceEPISTAXIS
P.Chuck Berry hit with the line "Hail, hail rock and roll" (2 wds.)SCHOOLDAYS
Q.Natural gas, for the most partMETHANE
R.Stage occupied by an imagoADULTHOOD
S.Soldier's dischargeGUNSHOT
T.Displaying a bit of viridityGREENISH
U.Made rigid and inflexibleOSSIFIED
V.Intelligence, word, newsTIDINGS
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