Acrostic Solution for Sunday, May 4, 2003

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, THE AUTHOR — As to spelling the... word though with six letters instead of two, it is impossible to discuss it, as it is outside the range of common sanity. In comparison such a monstrosity as phlegm for flem is merely disgusting.

Clues and answers

A.Banded metamorphic rockGNEISS
B.The Earl of Sandwich, for the term "sandwich"EPONYM
C.More than match in emphasisOUTWEIGH
D.Film or story, say, that is clearly lifted from another source (hyph.)RIPOFF
E.Whatsit, doohickeyGISMO
F.Scholar who told Ptolemy I "There is no 'royal road' to geometry"EUCLID
G.Scintillating witticism (2 wds.)BONMOT
H.Cut off or outEXSCIND
I.Nasal catarrh, as hay feverRHINITIS
J.Unzipped, cuckoo, squirrelyNUTS
K."Oresteia" playwrightAESCHYLUS
L.Answering attack in a sword fightRIPOSTE
M.Painter who worked and is buried in Paris's Montmartre neighborhoodDEGAS
N.Alloy used in plumbingSOLDER
O.Ready and eager, in slang (3 wds.)HOTTOTROT
P.Sondheim musical with Leon Czolgosz and Lynette Fromme as charactersASSASSINS
Q.Certiorari or habeas corpus, e.g.WRIT
R.The symbol "x" (2 wds.)TIMESSIGN
S.American relative of a Gaelic ceilidhHOEDOWN
T.She played Fallon Carrington in TV's "Dynasty" (2 wds.)EMMASAMMS
U.Physical schism in a legislatureAISLE
V.Nervous; stiffly conventionalUPTIGHT
W.Highly pleasing to the tongueTASTY
X.What a deejay and a mafioso might each have (2 wds.)HITLIST
Y.Red-flowered plant of the Mojave DesertOCOTILLO
Z.Short, rhythmic phrase in jazzRIFF
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