Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 2, 2002

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(BARBARA) SEULING, ELEPHANTS CAN'T JUMP — During the invasion of Normandy..., army jeep drivers were helped... in blackouts by glowworms living along the sides of the roads. The tiny lights of these creatures, flashing to attract mates, kept the drivers on the roads.

Clues and answers

A.Activity of some ships and archaeologistsSALVAGE
B.Waxwork or scarecrow, e.g.EFFIGY
C.Classic neorealist film of 1952 by Vittorio de Sica (2 wds.)UMBERTOD
D.Spartan commander who installed the Thirty Tyrants at AthensLYSANDER
E.Tattered (2 wds.)INSHREDS
F.Cultivate professional connectionsNETWORK
G.British band with the 1986 #1 hit "Invisible Touch"GENESIS
H.Slippery, shiftyEVASIVE
I.Member of a machine-wrecking mobLUDDITE
J.Norse colonizer of Greenland (3 wds.)ERICTHERED
K.Game that may be played by wizardsPINBALL
L.English port after which a New York town on the Hudson is namedHASTINGS
M.Little cupidAMORETTO
N.Goatsucker or bullbatNIGHTHAWK
O.Add as a bonus (2 wds.)THROWIN
P.Adrenal gland secretionSTEROID
Q.Instrument featured in "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"CELESTA
R.Magical transformationALCHEMY
S.Author of the essay collection "Crazy Salad" (2 wds.)NORAEPHRON
T.Saturn moon named for a daughter of GaeaTETHYS
U.Slow, regular, jolting pace (2 wds.)JOGTROT
V.Kind of thought encountered in "Jabberwocky"UFFISH
W.Caustic substance used in etchingMORDANT
X.Condoleezza Rice's position for six years at Stanford UniversityPROVOST
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