Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 16, 2008

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(J.D.) SALINGER, THE CATCHER IN THE RYE — What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're... done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone... . I wouldn't mind calling this Isak Dinesen up.

Clues and answers

A.Like the words in un diccionarioSPANISH
B.Descendant of a VolkszitherAUTOHARP
C.One-sided game, in baseball slangLAUGHER
D.Graced by serendipity (2 wds.)INLUCK
E.Creator of an empty seat (hyph.)NOSHOW
F.Pollyanna's oppositeGRINCH
H.Piece of the pastRELIC
I.Package deal, of a sortTWOFER
J.Overblown rhetoric (2 wds.)HOTAIR
K.Mr. Burns, to Homer SimpsonEMPLOYER
L.Surname of this quote's fictional narratorCAULFIELD
M.Hostile state of mindATTITUDE
N.Actor with the line "Houston, we have a problem" (2 wds.)TOMHANKS
O.Fill the old breadbasket (2 wds.)CHOWDOWN
P.Insight in three linesHAIKU
Q.Something that isENTITY
R.Variety of sherbetRAINBOW
S.What a tapeworm may fertilize to reproduceITSELF
T.Cause for a PG-13 ratingNUDITY
U."You ought to be ashamed" (hyph.)TUTTUT
V.Palindromic moniker from the Disney ChannelHANNAH
W.Director of "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (2 wds.)EDWOOD
X.What Willie Mays was in 1951ROOKIE
Y."Tea for Two" composerYOUMANS
Z.Entrepreneur associated with bright ideasEDISON
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