Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 24, 2007

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(BASIL) BOOTHROYD, CAN YOU READ MUSIC? — Rachmaninov as everyone knows used to get mad with people who thought his C sharp minor Prelude described a man nailed into his coffin on insufficient medical evidence who kept banging on the lid to attract passersby.

Clues and answers

A.Composer whose dying words were "Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over"BEETHOVEN
B.Outfit in a pitORCHESTRA
C.Unaccented part of a measureOFFBEAT
D.Literal meaning of "legato"TIED
E.Virginal, e.g.HARPSICHORD
F.Jazz cornetist who played with His Five Pennies (2 wds.)REDNICHOLS
G.Agape with drowsiness or boredomOSCITANT
H.Synonym of Answer G.YAWNING
I.Broken piano key, e.g.DEFECT
J.Props for dancing vaudevilliansCANES
K.Heavy gear needed for Verdi's "Il Trovatore"ANVILS
L.Composer of the "Batman" and "The Odd Couple" themes (2 wds.)NEALHEFTI
M.Made a chalet-to-chalet callYODELED
N.Ritardando, vis-a-vis accelerandoOPPOSITE
O.What choir members often sing inUNISON
P.Title girl in a Beach Boys hitRHONDA
Q.Mouthpiece of a wind instrumentEMBOUCHURE
R."Angola Avante" or "God Bless Fiji"ANTHEM
S.Rehearsed to mastery (2 wds.)DOWNPAT
T.Half notesMINIMS
U.Stevie Wonder hit of 1966UPTIGHT
V.In the style of Basie or GoodmanSWINGING
X.Strutting dance; deed done with easeCAKEWALK
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