Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 17, 2019

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(BAIRBRE) MCCARTHY, (IRISH) LEPRECHAUN STORIES — Often he is seen sitting, cross-legged with a tiny hammer in his hand, working on a fairy shoe. ... Usually he wears a suit of green and... fine leather shoes adorned with silver buckles. Sometimes he wears a cap with a feather.

Full quote

The leprechaun is the shoemaker of the Irish fairy kingdom. He is a solitary fairy, fun-loving and very crafty. Often he is seen sitting, cross-legged with a tiny hammer in his hand, working on a fairy shoe. Those who have been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of him have described his appearance. He is a very small little fairy, no bigger than three feet tall and sometimes as small as twelve inches. Usually he wears a suit of green and has fine leather shoes adorned with silver buckles. Sometimes he wears a cap with a feather.

Clues and answers

A.Seat or shade for the quote's subjectMUSHROOM
B.Wonderland snacks for AliceCAKES
C.Group including 32 men (2 wds.)CHESSSET
D.Eye-catching tank denizenANGELFISH
E.Hopeful sign for gold hunters?RAINBOW
F.Fraction between digits on the face of a clockTWELFTH
G.Pianist played by Rush in "Shine"HELFGOTT
H.Word often following suit or braceYOURSELF
I.Some narratives or Japanese carsLEGENDS
J.Danny who composed the "Beetlejuice" soundtrackELFMAN
K.Cinematic target of a rescue mission (2 wds.)PRIVATERYAN
L.Brisk, lively, invigorativeROUSING
M.Singer from Gweedore, County DonegalENYA
N.Tool for felling, limbing and buckingCHAINSAW
O.BlarneyHOGWASH
P.Stuck, as by suctionADHERED
Q.Another name for ethyl carbamateURETHANE
R.University with a "Touchdown Jesus" mural (2 wds.)NOTREDAME
S.From the land of W.SWEDISH
T.Condiment made from sesame seedsTAHINI
U.Liam and Noel Gallagher's bandOASIS
V.Inflammation of the nose as by pollenRHINITIS
W.Company founded by Ingvar KampradIKEA
X.Land named for a Gaelic goddessEIRE
Y.Sugar or honeySWEETIE
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