Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 19, 2006

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(EVAN S.) CONNELL, (THE) AZTEC TREASURE HOUSE — What seems to resist oblivion, outlasting all other created things, including the greatest plays and... exquisite poems,... murals, statues, bronze mirrors, and stone sarcophagi, is pottery, the humble craftsman's daily product.

Clues and answers

A.Area inside a circle of wagonsCORRAL
B.Russian political divisionOBLAST
C.Unsuited for play? (hyph.)NOTRUMP
D.One who can be barely seen?NUDIST
E.Vladimir's companion in "Waiting for Godot"ESTRAGON
F.Decisive contest outcomeLANDSLIDE
G.Outfits named for a French trapeze artistLEOTARDS
H.Gooney bird or mollymawkALBATROSS
I.Company that made the first TV remote controlZENITH
J.Short-lived marvel of construction begun in Belfast in 1909TITANIC
K.Adorn with a raised designEMBOSS
L.Invitation to a visitor (2 wds.)COMEIN
M.Pontiac named Motor Trend's 1961 Car of the YearTEMPEST
N.Home to a parish priestRECTORY
O.Chuck, give the old heave-ho (hyph.)EIGHTYSIX
P.Unit for measuring wavelengthsANGSTROM
Q.Sport with balls color-coded for bouncinessSQUASH
R.Saint in whose honor Columbus named the Virgin IslandsURSULA
S.Title role for Chuck Connors in 1950's-60's TVRIFLEMAN
T.Rembrandt's "The Three Trees," e.g.ETCHING
U.Fly a plane close to the groundHEDGEHOP
V.Typewriter used by Pynchon and UpdikeOLIVETTI
W.Parvenu, arrivisteUPSTART
X.2004 film with a crossword-obsessed lead characterSIDEWAYS
Y.One border of MesopotamiaEUPHRATES
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