Acrostic Solution for Sunday, April 5, 2015

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(JIM) BERNHARD, WORDS GONE WILD — [T]hree brothers... inherited... parcels of land from their father and wanted to combine them into one... ranch. They didn't know what to name their ranch until their... mother suggested: "Focus — ... it's where the... mourning sons raise meat."

Clues and answers

A.Losers of Super Bowl XLVIII to the SeahawksBRONCOS
B.50-day period ending on WhitsundayEASTERTIDE
C."Something you either have or don't have, but when you have it, you have it all over," per ElvisRHYTHM
D.Viceroyalty once under Cardinal Richelieu (2 wds.)NEWFRANCE
E.Evil Queen's subordinate in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"HUNTSMAN
F.What may follow an earth-shaking eventAFTERSHOCK
G.Signification of a driver's outstretched arm bent upward at a 90° angle (2 wds.)RIGHTTURN
H.Hal Holbrook's role in "All the President's Men" (2 wds.)DEEPTHROAT
I.Bunny's reggae bandmatesWAILERS
J.Tool for gauging resistanceOHMMETER
K.Relative of a diamondRHOMBOID
L.Heading toward Polaris (2 wds.)DUENORTH
M.Odysseus' loyal servant Eumaeus, for oneSWINEHERD
N.Compartment for blimp passengersGONDOLA
O.Eclipse in excellenceOUTSHINE
P.When one might be seeing starsNIGHTTIME
Q.Umber, ocher or terra cotta (2 wds.)EARTHTONE
R.Hereford cow by a more descriptive nameWHITEFACE
S.Illogical; hard to understandINCOHERENT
T.Republicans, in the French RevolutionLEFTISTS
U.Portrayer of Dude in "Rio Bravo" (2 wds.)DEANMARTIN
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