Acrostic Solution for Sunday, May 15, 2016

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE, OF VANITY — If others examined themselves attentively, as I do, they would find themselves, as I do, full of inanity and nonsense. Get rid of it I cannot without getting rid of myself. We are all steeped in it, one as much as another... .

Clues and answers

A.Streaks made by falling rocksMETEORS
B.Disinclined to do workINDOLENT
C.In a light and fluffy formCHIFFON
E."____ recollected in tranquility" (Wordsworth words on poetry)EMOTION
F.What almost half of U.S. state mottoes are inLATIN
G.Hedy Lamarr role opposite Victor MatureDELILAH
H.Illustrious; noteworthyEMINENT
I.Leave confoundedMYSTIFY
J.Item akin to a tuffetOTTOMAN
K.World capital designed by British architects (2 wds.)NEWDELHI
L.Projects by seekers of degreesTHESES
N.Altered by permeationINFUSED
O.Musical set at Rydell High GREASE
P.Bad news on the bottom line (2 wds.)NETLOSS
Q.Discriminatory sort, snobELITIST
R.Release an oocyteOVULATE
S.Slurping or burping at the table, e.g. (2 wds.)FAUXPAS
T.Lack of ideas or substanceVACUITY
U.Consummate, thoroughgoing, completeARRANT
V.Things feared by aichmophobesNEEDLES
W.Crasher's oppositeINVITEE
X.Like a rapier but not a scimitar (hyph.)TWOEDGED
Y.Language in which "goodbye" is "zay gezunt"YIDDISH
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