Acrostic Solution for Sunday, May 28, 2006

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(BERTRAND) RUSSELL, MYSTICISM AND LOGIC — Organic life... has developed gradually from the protozoon to the philosopher, and this development, we are assured, is indubitably an advance. Unfortunately it is the philosopher, not the protozoon, who gives... this assurance.

Clues and answers

A.Mexican scarf used at times as a baby slingREBOZO
B.Drawn, in a wayUNSHEATHED
C.Game in which seekers become hidersSARDINES
D.Get with the program (2 wds.)SHAPEUP
E.Muse of music and lyric poetryEUTERPE
F.Escher's "Drawing Hands," e.g.LITHOGRAPH
G.Enclave surrounded by South AfricaLESOTHO
H.Pessimistic axiom (2 wds.)MURPHYSLAW
I.Jedi master voiced by Frank OzYODA
J.Means for breaking a tie in soccer or hockeySHOOTOUT
K.1963 film based on a Daphne du Maurier short story (2 wds.)THEBIRDS
L.Malady once attributed to unlucky starsINFLUENZA
M.Site of the world's first skyscraper, built in 1885CHICAGO
N.User-friendly, and then some (hyph.)IDIOTPROOF
O.Come to terms; come to restSETTLE
P.Work employing flintstone or rubble, perhapsMASONRY
Q.Believer in an imminent second comingADVENTIST
R.Like Lindbergh's 1927 flight to ParisNONSTOP
S.Codswallop, folderolDRIVEL
T.Rugged individualist, free agent (2 wds.)LONEWOLF
U.Taxes, insurance, utilities and suchOVERHEAD
V.Ferber novel set on a Texas ranch called ReataGIANT
W.Author of the plays "No Time for Sergeants" and "Deathtrap" (2 wds.)IRALEVIN
X.Monument commonly serving as a war memorialCENOTAPH
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