Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 9, 2003

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(HOWARD) MOHR, HOW TO TALK MINNESOTAN — Fifty percent of Minnesota conversations are conducted through the window of a pickup, thirty percent over lunch at the kitchen table, fifteen percent in a rowboat, and five percent in movie theaters during the movie.

Clues and answers

A.Painter whose "Olympia" shocked the world in 1863MANET
B.Heightened state of action or productivityOVERDRIVE
C.Vehicle used by James Bond in "Die Another Day"HOVERCRAFT
D.Stuff not worth keeping or believingRUBBISH
E.Oscar winner who said "Once you're a star you're dead already. You're embalmed."HOFFMAN
F.Unrestricted (hyph.)OPENENDED
G.Small, swift dog used for hunting rabbitsWHIPPET
H.One pointing in many directions at work (2 wds.)TRAFFICCOP
I.Conservative elder (2 wds.)OLDFOGY
J.Bane of a triskaidekaphobeTHIRTEEN
K.French town named in the popular song "Sur le Pont d'___"AVIGNON
L.Disobedient one fated to salinity (2 wds.)LOTSWIFE
M.Gray, cliff-dwelling gull of northern regions having only a rudimentary hind toeKITTIWAKE
N."From Blank to Blank / A Threadless Way / I pushed ___ feet" (Emily Dickinson)MECHANIC
O.Subtle, usually derogatory implicationINNUENDO
P.Drug mentioned in the "Odyssey" as a remedy for griefNEPENTHE
R.Accouterment for a an old pirateEYEPATCH
S.One who might say "jejune"?STUTTERER
T.Author of the short-story collection "Everything That Rises Must Converge"OCONNOR
U.1984 Nobel Peace Prize recipientTUTU
V.Occupation of Alfred M. Butts, the inventor of ScrabbleARCHITECT
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