Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 24, 2002

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(TERRY) BURNHAM AND (JAY) PHELAN, MEAN GENES — Human genes have not changed much in thousands of years. Plato would have been puzzled by e-mail, but he enjoyed the same buzz we do from a fine... wine. His brain contained exactly the same... pleasure buttons that we have.

Clues and answers

A.Figure sitting with crossed legsBUDDHA
B.Like chiropterans at rest (2 wds.)UPSIDEDOWN
C.Country fiddler who sang "Wabash Cannonball" (2 wds.)ROYACUFF
D.Getting-down-to-business phrase (2 wds.)NOWTHEN
E.One whose composure is easily lostHOTHEAD
F.Something you can count onABACUS
G."Good luck" (2 wds.)MAZELTOV
H.State bordering GeorgiaAZERBAIJAN
I."Piece of cake" (2 wds.)NOSWEAT
J.Writer on Friday?DEFOE
K.Item attached to a bridge (hyph.)PINCENEZ
L.Call from a little septet (hyph.)HEIGHHO
M.Realized actualityENTELECHY
N."Paint Your Wagon" composerLOEWE
O."One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other" writerAUSTEN
P.Book called "B'midbar" in HebrewNUMBERS
Q.Toledo, Ohio, AAA baseball player (2 wds.)MUDHEN
R.Ruler who said "I have the heart and stomach of a king"ELIZABETH
S.His sacred animals were the vulture and the dogARES
T.Leading poet of German Romanticism (1772-1801)NOVALIS
U.Claymation figure invented by Art ClokeyGUMBY
V.What snails may do for a seasonESTIVATE
W.Nabokov's Dolores Haze, for a prime exampleNYMPHET
X.Jumping for joyEXULTANT
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