Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 26, 2005

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


KEN KAISER, PLANET OF THE UMPS — God must have put me together in the dark. I'm built... like a barrel with... arms stuck on backwards. My hands seem to face away from my body. When I walk my... body... shifts from side to side. If people watch me they get seasick.

Clues and answers

A.Athletic act that takes place at a teeKICKOFF
B.Code of conductETHICS
C.Engagement lacking sunshine (2 wds.)NIGHTGAME
D.What some baseball teams are named forKNEESOCKS
E.One with the power to settle disputesARBITER
F.Song with the lyric "Don't you think the joker laughs at you?" (4 wds.)IAMTHEWALRUS
G.Protective coveringSHEATH
H. Character who said "I'd look on the bright side, if I could find it"EEYORE
I.What Lennie dreams of tending, in "Of Mice and Men"RABBITS
J.Essential or central partPITH
K.Symbol for wavelength or a radioactive decay constantLAMBDA
M.Unforthcoming answer to "What are you up to?" (2 wds.)NOTMUCH
N.Invested with authority, as a regentEMPOWERED
O.Digital activityTWIDDLING
P.Expression of kvetching (2 wds.)OYVEY
Q.One of a relative handful of "mutated plurals" in EnglishFEET
R.Singer who wrote "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)" (2 wds.)TOMWAITS
S.Advocating bellicosityHAWKISH
T.Diplomatic digsEMBASSY
V."Hence, horrible shadow! Unreal ___, hence!" (Macbeth)MOCKERY
W.Stage name used by hip-hopper Sean Combs (2 wds.)PUFFDADDY
X.Overly suave or ingratiating (2 wds.)SMARMY
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