Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 5, 2006

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


MICHAEL SEGELL, THE DEVIL'S HORN — From the moment his lips first touched his saxophone prototype, Adolphe Sax would face a juggernaut of slander, theft, litigation,... and attempts on his life that tried to suppress... a sound never before heard in nature.

Clues and answers

A.Swiss town that's hosted an annual jazz festival since 1967MONTREUX
B.Chart-topper for Glenn Miller in 1940 (3 wds.)INTHEMOOD
C.Element in a trombone's makeupCOPPER
D.Pop music best sellers (2 wds.)HITPARADE
E.U.S. city called the Live Music Capital of the WorldAUSTIN
F.Dizzy, Satchel Mouth or King of SwingEPITHET
G.Blue Note, Verve or VanguardLABEL
H.Coiner of the phrase "a hard day's night"STARR
I.Inventor of the wax cylinder recordEDISON
J.Genre for Mobb Deep, Tupac or Notorious B.I.G. (2 wds.)GANGSTARAP
K.Director of the Charlie Parker biopic "Bird"EASTWOOD
L.Up too high?LOUD
M.Chordophone with a pear shapeLUTE
N.What whistlers whistleTUNES
O."The Star Spangled Banner" player at Woodstock, 1969HENDRIX
P.What a listener must be inEARSHOT
Q.Great song, in urban slang (2 wds.)DEFJAM
R.Some pieces by Liszt or ChopinETUDES
S.Something to put under the chinVIOLIN
T.Ethel Merman song in "Girl Crazy" (3 wds.)IGOTRHYTHM
U.Object of Western swinging?LASSO
V.Lines vital to composersSTAFF
W.Artist like Lauryn Hill or Kanye West (hyph.)HIPHOPPER
X.Improvised (3 wds.)OFFTHECUFF
Y.Bluesy singer with the 1991 hit "Something to Talk About"RAITT
Z.Scat singing, essentiallyNONSENSE
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