Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 20, 2005

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


PENELOPE LIVELY, MOON TIGER — I have seen Cairo since..., but in my head was that... place, conjured up by the smell of dung and paraffin, the felt-shod tittuping sound of a donkey's hooves, kites... in a Wedgwood blue sky, the baroque gaiety of Arabic script.

Clues and answers

A.Ruler whose title means "great house"PHARAOH
B.Utopian, like paradiseEDENIC
C.Dane in Michael Frayn's play "Copenhagen" (2 wds.)NIELSBOHR
D.What the euro replaced in PortugalESCUDO
E.Stupid Pet Tricks venue (2 wds.)LATESHOW
F.Newtonian work describing the corpuscular theory of lightOPTICKS
G.Very venomous African viper (2 wds.)PUFFADDER
H.With Word I, beacon for sailors in the English ChannelEDDYSTONE
J.Popular printer type (hyph.)INKJET
K.Keats's "amorous glow-worm of the sky"VESPER
L.Orbit in the skull (2 wds.)EYESOCKET
M.International company whose logo is a flying crane in a circleLUFTHANSA
N.Locale of Chichén Itzá, site of extensive pyramid ruinsYUCATAN
O.Republican switching to Cleveland in 1884MUGWUMP
P.Over the line, for a linemanOFFSIDE
Q.Verbal abuse; ill reputeOBLOQUY
R.Legume used in soups and salads (2 wds.)NAVYBEAN
S.Largest moon of Uranus, named for a fairyTITANIA
T.W. C. Fields classic of 1934 (3 wds.)ITSAGIFT
U."The jig is up!"GOTCHA
V.Viscountess Mountbatten of BurmaEDWINA
W.Second prize emblem at a fair (2 wds.)REDRIBBON
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