Acrostic Solution for Sunday, April 6, 2003

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(BARBARA) EHRENREICH, THE WORST YEARS (OF OUR LIVES) — Some of us still get all weepy... about the Gaia Hypothesis... . But if you look at the historical record — Krakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth... — you have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway?

Clues and answers

A.Ocular peduncle, ommatophoreEYESTALK
B.Yankee announcer Phil Rizzuto's tag line (2 wds.)HOLYCOW
C.Place to hear fire and brimstoneREVIVAL
D.Authority on weddings and entertaining (2 wds.)EMILYPOST
E.Name of the first atomic submarineNAUTILUS
F.Be transferred, as by touching (2 wds.)RUBOFF
G.Gypsy Rose Lee, for oneECDYSIAST
H.Extinct deer with 11-foot antlers (2 wds.)IRISHELK
I.Pirate of the Barbary CoastCORSAIR
J.Peevish; disgruntledHUFFY
K.Stop briefly to rest (2 wds.)TAKETEN
L.Conservatory where fruit may be forced to ripenHOTHOUSE
M.Ability to feel sensationsESTHESIA
N.1960's activist whose nickname inspired an ice cream flavor (2 wds.)WAVYGRAVY
O.The only zodiac constellation not counted as an astrological signOPHIUCHUS
P.Doomsday in Norse mythologyRAGNAROK
Q.Milquetoast, cowardSISSY
R.Instrument also known as an mbira or kalimba (2 wds.)THUMBPIANO
S.Hello (hyph.)YOOHOO
T.Winner of the 1992 Oscar for Best DirectorEASTWOOD
U.Song written by Queen Liliuokalani (2 wds.)ALOHAOE
V.Addiction for Dostoevsky, among othersROULETTE
W.Flyblown, as a reputationSTAINED
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