Acrostic Solution for Sunday, April 18, 2004

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(AGNES) DE MILLE, DANCE TO THE PIPER — I learned three... things in college — to use a library, to memorize quickly and visually, to drop asleep at any time given a horizontal surface and fifteen minutes. What I could not learn was to think creatively on schedule.

Clues and answers

A.Game played with bonesDOMINOES
B.Fifty-fifty (2 wds.)EVENMONEY
C.Where blood cells are producedMARROW
D.Zulu-based political partyINKATHA
E.Do laborious study, especially late at nightLUCUBRATE
F.Biblical man who was resurrectedLAZARUS
G.Particle discovered by J. J. Thomson in 1897ELECTRON
H.Tornado in miniature (2 wds.)DUSTDEVIL
I.Astronomical treatise by PtolemyALMAGEST
J.It "isn't what it used to be," said novelist Peter de VriesNOSTALGIA
K.Jumble of pieces assembled with no design (2 wds.)CRAZYQUILT
L.Writer, director and co-star of the 1978 rock mockumentary "The Rutles" (2 wds.)ERICIDLE
M.Station for a fare collectorTOLLHOUSE
N.Magnesium iron silicate, which, when in the form of a gem, is called a peridotOLIVINE
O.Tight-lipped, quietTACITURN
P.Harvest for ants that "farm" aphidsHONEYDEW
Q.Order of toothless animals, including sloths and armadillosEDENTATA
R.Utility tool once used by scribesPENKNIFE
S.Wanderlust (2 wds.)ITCHYFEET
T.Entirely on one side, so to speakPARTISAN
U.Mischievous, like an impELFISH
V.The study of the noseRHINOLOGY
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