Acrostic Solution for Sunday, May 16, 2004

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(SUSAN BRIND) MORROW, THE NAMES OF THINGS — Words... are prismatic, vehicles of hidden, deeper shades of thought. You can hold them... at different angles until the light bursts through in an unexpected color. The word carries the living thing concealed across millennia.

Clues and answers

A.Maker of maps and travel guidesMICHELIN
B.Massive attack, as of spamONSLAUGHT
C.Rangifer tarandus in a holiday songRUDOLPH
D.Part of a medieval triviumRHETORIC
E.Writer of the soul classic "Respect" (2 wds.)OTISREDDING
F.Elijah's transport to heavenWHIRLWIND
G.The Swiss Family Robinson's Falconhurst, e.g. (2 wds.)TREEHOUSE
H.Challenge for HoudiniHANDCUFFS
I.Molluscan morselESCARGOT
J.Site of Andrew Jackson's home, the HermitageNASHVILLE
K.Jack the Ripper, for oneARCHFIEND
L.Practice zazen or vipassanaMEDITATE
N.Samoyed or malamute, typically (2 wds.)SLEDDOG
O.Extravagant, flamboyant (hyph.)OVERTHETOP
P.Orotund or bombastic in speech or writingFUSTIAN
Q.Instrument played by Yusef Lateef and Dexter Gordon (2 wds.)TENORSAX
R.Sleep-inducing agentHYPNOTIC
S.Country whose parliament was established in A.D. 930ICELAND
T.Venue for singing, dancing or comedyNIGHTCLUB
U.Nickname for Idaho (2 wds.)GEMSTATE
V.Scottish ballerina in "The Red Shoes"SHEARER
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