Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 6, 2011

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(VLADIMIR) NABOKOV, STRONG OPINIONS — I am an ardent memoirist with a rotten memory... With absolute lucidity I recall landscapes, gestures, intonations, but names and numbers topple into oblivion with absurd abandon like little blind men in file from a pier.

Clues and answers

A.Intense homesickness or longing for the pastNOSTOMANIA
B.Synthetic organism in a human guiseANDROID
C.Hector, bully, intimidateBROWBEAT
D.Nightmarishly oppressive, as in a dystopiaORWELLIAN
E.Fuzzy brown edible export of New ZealandKIWIFRUIT
F.Top painters, especially of pre-1800 Europe (2 wds.)OLDMASTERS
G.Knowers of the proverbial ropesVETERANS
H.Miss, in Aussie slangSHEILA
I.Situation that's bound to get volatile (2 wds.)TIMEBOMB
J.Portraitist of the 1600s based in AntwerpRUBENS
K.Investigator and resolver of complaintsOMBUDSMAN
L.Expert on plants and animalsNATURALIST
M.Material for curling stonesGRANITE
N.As far from ignorant as you can getOMNISCIENT
O.Germ fighter whose name is based on the Latin for "paintbrush"PENICILLIN
P.Made a fool by the power of loveINFATUATED
Q.Sort of people who tend to have titlesNOBILITY
R.Bold, brash, cheeky, saucyIMPUDENT
S.Marked with eyespots, as a peacock's tailOCELLATED
T.Man obsessed with a LolitaNYMPHOLEPT
U.Go as some of the apodal goSLITHER
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