Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 5, 2017

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

PAGAN KENNEDY, INVENTOLOGY — "[N]egative spaces" are the zones in which people create without seeking to patent their ideas. ... [F]olk songs, magic tricks,... hairstyles, Wikipedia, languages, and roller-derby noms de guerre... have emerged from the negative spaces.

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Patent lawyers have a term for it: the "negative spaces" are the zones in which people create without seeking to patent their ideas. Agriculture, folk songs, magic tricks, religions, jokes, hairstyles, Wikipedia, languages, and roller-derby noms de guerre — many of the great human endeavors have emerged from the negative spaces. ln this common realm, we come together to share our worries and find solutions together, as members of a community.

Clues and answers

A.Graph called a "camembert" in France (2 wds.)PIECHART
B."Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the ___" (Alvin Toffler)AMATEUR
C.Manipulate into questioning his or her own sanityGASLIGHT
D.Predigital cel materialACETATE
E.Social network forerunnerNEWSGROUP
F.Mount Katahdin trail with steep drop-offs on both sides (2 wds.)KNIFEEDGE
G."Aha" moment cryEUREKA
H.Passing comment (2 wds.)NOTHANKS
I.Pajamas and suchNIGHTWEAR
J."Drawing Hands" artistESCHER
K.Muttonhead, moron, dunce (hyph.)DINGDONG
L.Relative of a rulerYARDSTICK
M.Shine like an oil slick or CDIRIDESCE
N.Slender swimmer with long, sharp jawsNEEDLEFISH
O.The other way around (2 wds.)VICEVERSA
P.Stress, play up, underscoreEMPHASIZE
Q.Beneficiary of a dynamite fortune?NOBELIST
R.What killed Aeschylus, in legend, when it was dropped by an eagle on his headTORTOISE
S.Had charge of; kept an eye onOVERSAW
T.Common twist in a James Bond film (2 wds.)LEMONPEEL
U.Late learner, like Grandma MosesOPSIMATH
V.Support for a drop leaf (2 wds.)GATELEG
W.Flemish town in World War I fightingYPRES
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