Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 16, 2002

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(DASHIELL) HAMMETT, THE MALTESE FALCON — Samuel Spade's jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting V under the more flexible V of his mouth. ...His pale... hair grew down from high flat temples in a point on his forehead. He looked rather pleasantly like a blond Satan.

Clues and answers

A.Author of the play "Watch on the Rhine"HELLMAN
B.Flower sacred to PersephoneASPHODEL
C.Nickname, aliasMONIKER
D.Teacher of spiritual and mystical loreMAHARISHI
E.Game with a critical final stroke (2 wds.)EIGHTBALL
G.George Roy Hill's movie about a con (2 wds.)THESTING
H.Words with menace behind themTHREAT
I.Paintings meant to ward off evil (2 wds.)HEXSIGNS
J.Game-hunting dog originally from NorwayELKHOUND
K.Forward-looking song written and sung by Peggy LeeMANANA
L.Orbital point farthest from the sunAPHELION
M.Unwarranted shot (2 wds.)LOWBLOW
N.Attic poet called the father of Greek tragedyTHESPIS
O.Tribute to one who's goneEPITAPH
P.Winner of 1988's Golden Grand Slam (2 wds.)STEFFIGRAF
Q.Leafy vegetablesENDIVES
R.Author of "The Day of the Jackal"FORSYTH
S.Destination of Arthur's funeral bargeAVALON
V.Means of divination involving ideomotor effects (2 wds.)OUIJABOARD
W.U.S. battleship that saw action in three wars (2 wds.)NEWJERSEY
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