Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 12, 2016

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(JOYCE CAROL) OATES, THE LOST LANDSCAPE — My way of taking pictures was to scribble earnestly with Crayolas... . Grass would be horizontal motions of the green crayon. ... Chickens were upright scribbles, vaguely humanoid in expression. My parents, I would not attempt.

Clues and answers

A.Someone on the other sideOPPONENT
B.Adjustment for mitigating circumstancesALLOWANCE
C.Wound wearTURBAN
D.Cut down on spendingECONOMIZE
E.People who are lively, exciting and up-to-date; libertinesSWINGERS
G.One of Dracula's apparent skillsHYPNOTISM
H.Assessment made after a passing (2 wds.)ESTATETAX
I.Virginia's so-called "City of Seven Hills"LYNCHBURG
J.Beat with superior forceOVERPOWER
K.Film character admittedly afraid of a lighted matchSCARECROW
M.Pure as the driven snow (hyph.)LILYWHITE
N.Nature of a double entendreAMBIGUITY
O.Of little or no consequenceNUGATORY
P.Horse-and-rider displayDRESSAGE
Q.You-scratch-my-back-and-I'll-scratch-yours arrangementSYMBIOSIS
R.Accounting of agenda items or chores to doCHECKLIST
S.Dessert of oranges and shredded coconut AMBROSIA
T.Talking a blue streak?PROFANITY
U.Fill for some comfortersEIDERDOWN
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