Acrostic Solution for Sunday, May 14, 2006

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


RUTH REICHL, TENDER AT THE BONE — Most mornings I got out of bed and went to the refrigerator to see how my mother was feeling. You could tell instantly just by opening the door. The more odd and interesting things there were..., the happier my mother was.

Clues and answers

A.Flower-shaped decoration on a cakeROSETTE
B.Positive trend, as in businessUPSWING
C.Spiky grass grown for hayTIMOTHY
D.Meat often added to a Southern stew (2 wds.)HOGJOWL
E.Volcano named for a British rear admiralRAINIER
F.Exposed to capture in chess (2 wds.)ENPRISE
G.Result of a purloined PIN, perhaps (2 wds.)IDTHEFT
H.Syrupy stewed fruit for dessertCOMPOTE
I.Name associated with organs and mapsHAMMOND
J.Enduring trait of Chicago Cubs fansLOYALTY
K.Ice cream often flavored with cherriesTORTONI
L.1983 drama about illegal immigrants (2 wds.)ELNORTE
M.Served in a creamy sauce, as lobsterNEWBURG
N.Ally and pal of Princess OzmaDOROTHY
O.Ossicles' close neighborEARDRUM
P.Therapeutic plan, as a dietREGIMEN
Q.Marzipan ingredientsALMONDS
R.Initial act when approaching a hole (2 wds.)TEESHOT
S.Corporeal connectorsTENDONS
T.Moorland plant also called lingHEATHER
U.Application brushed onto rolls before baking (2 wds.)EGGWASH
V.Squarish doughnut with no hole and lots of powdered sugarBEIGNET
W.Not presently walking the beat, say (hyph.)OFFDUTY
X.TV anchor's pithy segue (2 wds.)NOWTHIS
Y.Locale in Asbury Park, N.J., once used by Bruce Springsteen's backup band (2 wds.)ESTREET
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