Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 1, 2014

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


QUITE ENOUGH OF CALVIN TRILLIN — I was never able to convince the mathematics teacher that many of my answers were meant ironically. Also, I had trouble with... "pi r squared."... Years ago,... Texas... passed a resolution to change pi to an even three.... I was for it.

Clues and answers

A.Flag carrier of AustraliaQANTAS
B.Italian man's name meaning "color of the earth"UMBERTO
C.Appeal to, begIMPLORE
D.Ad or vignette to pique interestTEASER
E.Like the power to which a zenzizenzizenzic is raisedEIGHTH
F.A ride on the gravy train (2 wds.)EASYMONEY
G.Produced or grown locallyNATIVE
H.When National Nut Day occursOCTOBER
I.Intended for high-end buyersUPSCALE
J.Study of a spectrologistGHOSTS
K.What Kornfield Kounty residents were on (2 wds.)HEEHAW
L.Best in a Wild West settingOUTDRAW
M.Fragrant funnel-shaped flowerFREESIA
N.Reliable source of income (2 wds.)CASHCOW
O.What an indie might be (2 wds.)ARTFILM
Q.A, C, D and E, among othersVITAMINS
R.Ballpark, figure-wiseINEXACT
S.Specially targeted marketsNICHES
T.Nobelist born Anjezë Gonxhe BojaxhiuTERESA
U.Crawler in Escher's "Möbius Strip II" (2 wds.)REDANT
V.Source of the line "They shall beat their swords into plowshares"ISAIAH
W.One having a single pitch (hyph.)LEANTO
X.Quadrennial compensation (2 wds.)LEAPYEAR
Z.Worker with a sealNOTARY
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