Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 22, 2007

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


NATALIE ANGIER, THE CANON — The second law [of thermodynamics] guarantees a certain degree of chaos and mishap in your life no matter how compulsively you plan your schedule and triple-check every report. To err is not just human; it's divined.

Clues and answers

A.The study of clouds and their formationNEPHOLOGY
B.Armor-plated, club-tailed herbivore of the Cretaceous PeriodANKYLOSAUR
C.Director of the 1966 sci-fi film "Fahrenheit 451"TRUFFAUT
D.Electromagnetic output of the brain (2 wds.)ALPHAWAVES
E.Early form of capacitor made of glass and tinfoil (2 wds.)LEYDENJAR
G.Degradation of matter and energyENTROPY
H.What researchers search forANSWERS
I.Night blindnessNYCTALOPIA
J.Like good AC wiring (or a bad teen?)GROUNDED
K.Falling short of the ideal stateIMPERFECT
L.Leveled off; became more uniform (2 wds.)EVENEDOUT
M.Like reasoning from complex to simpleREDUCTIVE
N.Gravity-caused fluctuationsTIDES
O.Predator whose eyes may be three feet apartHAMMERHEAD
P.Sea urchins, sand dollars and their ilkECHINODERMS
Q.Parts of the visible spectrumCOLORS
R.A place in the heartATRIUM
S.A little something that comes free of chargeNEUTRON
T.One way to get through a wallOSMOSIS
U.From the last phase of the Stone AgeNEOLITHIC
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