Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 27, 2004

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


SUE HUBBELL, A BOOK OF BEES — Bees are easier to keep than a dog or a cat. They are more interesting than gerbils. ... A well-known New York City publisher keeps bees on the terrace of his... penthouse where they happily work the flowers in Central Park.

Clues and answers

A.Whistling bird with hornlike ear tufts (2 wds.)SCREECHOWL
B.Wicked clerk in "David Copperfield" (2 wds.)URIAHHEEP
C.Items sometimes battedEYELASHES
D.Call it a day (3 wds.)HITTHEHAY
E.What a kicked pigskin may splitUPRIGHTS
F.Establishment that turns out sudsBREWERY
G.Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, e.g.BROTHERS
H.Designed to minimize worker fatigueERGONOMIC
I.Activity of a trail "through hiker" (2 wds.)LONGWALK
J.Quick as lightning (hyph.)LICKETYSPLIT
K.Chain whose highest peak is Monte CornoAPENNINES
L.Noisy, energetic country dance often performed competitively in pairs or groupsBREAKDOWN
M.Wild area whose name means "trembling earth" in SeminoleOKEFENOKEE
N.Locust, cricket, cockroach or grasshopperORTHOPTERAN
O.Bright-banded, venomous snake of southeast AsiaKRAIT
P.Epistle meant for the eyes of the public (2 wds.)OPENLETTER
Q.Multilane road sustaining high-speed trafficFREEWAY
R.Philippine peninsula lost and rewon by the U.S. in W.W. IIBATAAN
S."Didst thou not fall out with a tailor for wearing his new doublet before ___?"EASTER
T.Brian ___, who managed the Beatles in the 1960'sEPSTEIN
U.Pointy-snouted animal with velvety furSHREW
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