Acrostic Solution for Sunday, May 8, 2011

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


GEORGE ELIOT, MIDDLEMARCH — [Y]outh is the season of hope... only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us; for no age is so apt... to think its emotions, partings, and resolves are the last of their kind. Each crisis seems final,... because it is new.

Clues and answers

A.Big Ten squad from Minnesota, informallyGOPHERS
B.Glow from the dark side of the moonEARTHSHINE
C."I am firm; you are ___; he is a pig-headed fool" (Bertrand Russell)OBSTINATE
D.Backdrop for Bert and pals in "Mary Poppins"ROOFTOPS
E.Region of Israel where Nazareth is foundGALILEE
F.Polyphemus moth markingEYESPOT
G.One of the three Graces personifying joyEUPHROSYNE
H.Develop doubts (2 wds.)LOSEFAITH
I.Refusing to be ignoredINSISTENT
J.Aristotle born in SmyrnaONASSIS
K.Someone being shown the ropesTRAINEE
L.Jury-rigged, serving as a band-aidMAKESHIFT
M.Irish princess wedded to King Mark, in legendISEULT
N.Anticipated time of delivery (2 wds.)DUEDATE
O.Constituency for a member of the HouseDISTRICT
P.Institution found in every state but Alaska (2 wds.)LAWSCHOOL
Q.Unrestrained in heartfelt expressionEFFUSIVE
R.March 21 honoree in most Arab landsMOTHER
S.City noted for its long-haired rabbits and goatsANKARA
T.Blushing Knockout, for oneROSEBUSH
U.It may be plosive or fricativeCONSONANT
V.Shockingly bad or reprehensibleHEINOUS
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