Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 19, 2011

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


STACY SCHIFF, CLEOPATRA — [She] descended from a long line of murderers. ... For... generations her family had styled themselves pharaohs. The Ptolemies were in fact Macedonian Greek, which makes Cleopatra approximately as Egyptian as Elizabeth Taylor.

Clues and answers

A.Army form of communication?SEMAPHORE
B.Delicate embroidery threadingTRACERY
C.Application meant to follow pogonotomyAFTERSHAVE
D.Inconstant, chameleonicCHANGEABLE
E.East Indian tree yielding a perfume oil (hyph.)YLANGYLANG
F.Put a dog down? (2 wds.)SETFOOT
G.Interaction of personalitiesCHEMISTRY
H.What results from slicing through a great circleHEMISPHERE
I.Fruitless product of a grapevine (2 wds.)IDLEGOSSIP
J.Camping hazard in a canyon (2 wds.)FLASHFLOOD
K.1908 New York Giant who infamously committed a "bonehead" play (2 wds.)FREDMERKLE
L.Wine sometimes mistaken for pinot blancCHARDONNAY
M.Sammy Cahn lyric sung three times in a row (3 wds.)LETITSNOW
N.Said with an accentEMPHASIZED
O.Sophocles tragedy (2 wds.)OEDIPUSREX
P.Like some talk radio shows (hyph.)PHONEIN
Q.Test one's strength against another, say (hyph.)ARMWRESTLE
R.Singer when it's hotTEAKETTLE
S.Home of Dracula's CastleROMANIA
T.Way of life devoted to studyACADEMIA
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