Acrostic Solution for Sunday, April 24, 2011

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


D(EBORAH) FALLOWS, DREAMING IN CHINESE — Chinese... characters are not bound by space. Each character, even if it is half of a... word, is separated equally from its neighbor. There is no telling where a word begins and ends - itwouldbeasifyouwerereadingthetextthisway.

Clues and answers

A.What can be scared out of youDAYLIGHTS
B.Cohort of Nym, Pistol and BardolphFALSTAFF
C.Take in; sponge upABSORB
D.Spanish for "the tar" (2 wds.)LABREA
E.Home of the University of KansasLAWRENCE
F.Starting at every little thing (2 wds.)ONEDGE
G.Rough stuff with a lathery look (2 wds.)WHITEWATER
H.Plumbing fixture fastenerSETSCREW
I.Unit expressing the intensity of a sound waveDECIBEL
J.Ran throughREHEARSED
K.Lyre player in a nonetERATO
L.Deity whose symbol is an owlATHENA
M.Part of an engine's exhaust systemMUFFLER
N.Book of 64 hexagrams (2 wds.)ICHING
O.Mistral or tramontane (2 wds.)NORTHWIND
P.A flat's equivalent (2 wds.)GSHARP
Q.Goggled-at set (2 wds.)IDIOTBOX
R.Restore order toNEATEN
S.Stir-fried dish often served with rice (2 wds.)CHOPSUEY
T.Smack in the middle of a drug den?HEROIN
U.Backwards and forwards, down to the last detail (2 wds.)INSIDEOUT
W.Not notable for consistencyERRATIC
X.Like rain-soaked sod underfootSQUISHY
Y.Adam or Eve, eventuallyEVICTEE
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