Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 4, 2018

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


STELLA ADLER, THE ART OF ACTING — The reality you create on the stage by opening a jar or threading a needle isn't so that the audience will believe in you. It's so that you'll believe in yourself. Acting is truthful when you yourself are convinced.

Clues and answers

A.With Answer B., classic film star who said "Concentrate, don't embroider" SPENCER
C.Sending a chill up one's spineEERIE
D.What Terence wrote plays inLATIN
F.With Answer E., old Broadway star who said "The secret of my success? I speak in a loud, clear voice and try not to bump into the furniture"ALFRED
G.Event crashed by Cary Grant in "North by Northwest"AUCTION
H.Co-star in "Jumanji" and "Spider-Man"DUNST
I.Enhancer of a mood, in film or onstageLIGHTING
K.Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?," for oneROUTINE
L."Rumor has it ..." or "People tell me ..." (2 wds.)THEYSAY
M.Xena, Buffy, Leia or Wonder WomanHEROINE
N.How one might regard a big jackpot winnerENVIOUSLY
O.Lover of art and beautyAESTHETE
P.Grammy winner for "Umbrella"RIHANNA
Q.Po, Dipsy, Laa-Laa or Tinky WinkyTELETUBBY
R.David ____, player of M.L.K. in "Selma"OYELOWO
S.Industry that employs runwaysFASHION
T.Trio in the title "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"ADJECTIVES
V.Incense burner swung on chainsTHURIBLE
W.Northeastern conference in the N.C.A.A. (2 wds.) IVYLEAGUE
X.With Answer U., playwright who said "Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade"NOEL
Y.Take a bad turn; fall apart, as plans (2 wds.)GOSOUTH
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