Acrostic Solution for Sunday, April 12, 2009

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


CHUCK PALAHNIUK, LULLABY — George Orwell got it backward. Big Brother isn't watching. He's singing and dancing. He's pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother's busy holding your attention every moment you're awake. ... He's making sure you're fully absorbed.

Clues and answers

A.Cow or pony well past its primeCROWBAIT
B.Crime committed by the eponymous Vidkun Quisling (2 wds.)HIGHTREASON
C.Like a house of cardsUNSTABLE
D.1930s Savoy Ballroom bandleader (2 wds.)CHICKWEBB
E.Indian lager named for a birdKINGFISHER
F.One and only, without equalPEERLESS
G.Novel by Anne Bronte (2 wds.)AGNESGREY
H.Medical procedure whose pioneer won a 1949 Nobel PrizeLOBOTOMY
I.Chance to be heardAUDITION
J.Way to ride a skeleton sledHEADFIRST
K.Player flanked by defensive tackles (2 wds.)NOSEGUARD
L."Avarice, the spur of ___" (David Hume)INDUSTRY
M.Best-selling military memoirist (3 wds.)USGRANT
N.Sir Walter Scott novel that includes Elizabeth I as a characterKENILWORTH
O.Vessel used by Viking explorersLONGBOAT
Q.Swarming pest familiar to southern driversLOVEBUG
R.Bone-to-bone bandLIGAMENT
S.Science connected with crop productionAGRONOMY
T.Popular candy bar since 1921 (2 wds.)BABYRUTH
U.Toon with a sidekick named Boo Boo (2 wds.)YOGIBEAR
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