Acrostic Solution for Sunday, April 10, 2011

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


MELISSA MILGROM, STILL LIFE — The lobby... was a veritable Noah's ark on luggage carts. A taxidermist from Nebraska carted a prairie chicken and a mink... . [C]ougars, geckos,... marmots,... and... turtles were all being wheeled this way and that... in the... convention hotel... .

Clues and answers

A.Plant whose root is used in magic ritualsMANDRAKE
B.Display stand for curios, whatnotETAGERE
C.Shari Lewis's ovine sock puppet (2 wds.)LAMBCHOP
D.Film with talking smilodons and sloths (2 wds.)ICEAGE
E.Scalpel wielder, slangilySAWBONES
F.Venue for Barnum's Fiji Mermaid, e.g.SIDESHOW
G.Fur from young lambs named for a Russian cityASTRAKHAN
H.Fish often spanning 20 feet or more (2 wds.)MANTARAY
I.Given tangible form; embodiedINCARNATE
J.Like a deer's head, colorwise (2 wds.)LIGHTBROWN
K.Process whereby scores are givenGRADING
L.Phoenix event occurring every 500 years or soREBIRTH
M.Davy Crockett's rifle (2 wds.)OLDBETSY
N.Like the range of many green parakeets and Gila monstersMEXICAN
O.Reconnected, as in surgerySUTURED
P.Size up the situation (2 wds.)TAKESTOCK
Q.Wolf down; get a whiffINHALE
R.One soon to be supplanted (2 wds.)LAMEDUCK
S.Biblical sea monsterLEVIATHAN
T.Not seen in quite a while (hyph.)LONGLOST
U.Via an artificial environment outside a living organism (2 wds.)INVITRO
V.Distinctive features of the primitive reptilian archaeopteryxFEATHERS
W.Admit to being wrong (2 wds.)EATCROW
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