Acrostic Solution for Sunday, April 4, 2004

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


YANN MARTEL, LIFE OF PI — I never had problems with my fellow scientists. Scientists are a friendly, atheistic, hard-working, beer-drinking lot whose minds are preoccupied with sex, chess and baseball when they are not preoccupied with science.

Clues and answers

A.Standard of judgment or comparisonYARDSTICK
B.Field that includes stellar dynamicsASTROPHYSICS
C.Something that might be bareNECESSITY
D.Province whose capital is Fredericton (2 wds.)NEWBRUNSWICK
E.Do a suburban chore (3 wds.)MOWTHELAWN
F.Sort of person who might win a Pritzker PrizeARCHITECT
G.In possession of self-incriminating evidence (hyph.)REDHANDED
H.1992 biopic about George Herman Ruth (2 wds.)THEBABE
I.Russian director of "The Battleship Potemkin"EISENSTEIN
J.Sweetheart, to people of HamburgLIEBCHEN
K.Pseudonymous author who coined the word "chortle" (2 wds.)LEWISCARROLL
L.Solitaire game a k a Aces Up and Drivel (2 wds.)IDIOTSDELIGHT
M.Counterculture alternative to militarism (2 wds.)FLOWERPOWER
N.Artistic style used by Munch, Nolde and KandinskyEXPRESSIONISM
O.Past the most arduous adversity (3 wds.)OVERTHEHUMP
P.What Snow White was and the Wicked Queen wanted to beFAIREST
Q.Place for angels to dance?PINHEAD
R.Winter Olympics event (2 wds.)ICEDANCING
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