Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 27, 2003

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(JULIA) CHILD, CASSOULET FOR A CROWD — Cassoulet, that best of bean feasts, is... ambrosia for a gastronome, though its ideal consumer is a three-hundred-pound blocking back who has been splitting firewood... for the last twelve hours on a subzero day in Manitoba.

Clues and answers

A.Type of oil high in monounsaturated fatty acidsCANOLA
B.Cracker-barrel, folksyHOMESPUN
C.Connecting partISTHMUS
D.Risky venture with a potentially high payoff (2 wds.)LONGSHOT
E.Devil's darning needleDRAGONFLY
F.Supplier of electrons in an electrolytic cellCATHODE
G.Place for VW's and BMW'sAUTOBAHN
H.Avoid humiliation, as by resigning (2 wds.)SAVEFACE
I.Sort of ring that makes an impressionSIGNET
J.Compilation of reprinted worksOMNIBUS
K.Indecorous; not at all favorableUNTOWARD
L.National Lab founded in 1943 (2 wds.)LOSALAMOS
M.State of decline; reflux (2 wds.)EBBTIDE
N.Lady Hillingdon and Safrano are two varieties of it (2 wds.)TEAROSE
O.Independent sort (2 wds.)FREESPIRIT
P.Either of Cleopatra's NeedlesOBELISK
Q.Directly, forthwith (2 wds.)RIGHTOFF
R.Under current debate (2 wds.)ATISSUE
S.Remorseful, sorryCONTRITE
T."What ___, senna, or what purgative drug" ("Macbeth")RHUBARB
U.Actively accepting bribes (3 wds.)ONTHETAKE
V.Instrument played with a whisk broom or thimblesWASHBOARD
W.Euphemistically terminateDOWNSIZE
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