Acrostic Solution for Sunday, April 21, 2002

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(MARGARET) ATWOOD, THE BLIND ASSASSIN — Inside our heads we carry ourselves perfected, ourselves at the best age and in the best light... never caught awkwardly, one leg out of a car, one still in, or picking our teeth, or slouching, or scratching our noses or bums.

Clues and answers

A.In one's right mind (2 wds.)ALLTHERE
B.Pursuit of a pedagogueTEACHING
C.The furthest extent (2 wds., slang)WHOLEHOG
E.Lay an eggOVIPOSIT
F."___ of the Moon, Nokomis" ("The Song of Hiawatha")DAUGHTER
G.Place of escape amid ramifications (2 wds.)TREEFORT
H.Country where the lempira is moneyHONDURAS
I.Choosing from various sourcesECLECTIC
J.Surprise or impress greatly (2 wds.)BOWLOVER
K.Scandinavian dish of dried cod tenderized by soaking in lyeLUTEFISK
L.Shrub with leathery evergreen leaves; pokeweedINKBERRY
M.Russian city once a power in the Hanseatic LeagueNOVGOROD
N.Loose and irregular verse, as in Butler's "Hudibras"DOGGEREL
O.Sponsorship, support, patronageAUSPICES
P.Rustling, murmuring or whispering soundSUSURRUS
Q.Prop in a workshopSAWHORSE
R.Nomads in marching columns (2 wds.)ARMYANTS
S."A ___ is but a cheveril glove to a good wit": "Twelfth Night"SENTENCE
T.Semisweet wine of CaliforniaSAUTERNE
U.Like Shackleton's ship in a 1915 misadventureICEBOUND
V.Eastern smoking pipe with a long tube passing through an urn of waterNARGHILE
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