Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 28, 2002

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(ALBERTO) MANGUEL, A HISTORY OF READING — [T]he Grand Vizier of Persia,... in order not to part with his collection of... [one hundred seventeen thousand] volumes when travelling, had them carried by a caravan of four hundred camels trained to walk in alphabetical order.

Clues and answers

A.Engine additive (2 wds.)MOTOROIL
B.Embodiment, as of an ideaAVATAR
C.Philosopher who wrote "Beyond Good and Evil"NIETZSCHE
D.Family subdivisionsGENERA
E.Start of a tornado, potentiallyUPDRAFT
F.Painter of "Vampire" and "The Kiss" (2 wds.)EDVARDMUNCH
G.TV character portrayed by Noel Neill from 1953 to 1957 (2 wds.)LOISLANE
H.Venue for baseball's 1986 All-Star GameASTRODOME
I.Show hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark (2 wds.)HEEHAW
J.Exclusive social set (hyph.)INCROWD
K.Robin Goodfellow, for oneSPRITE
L.City whose center is Dizengoff Square (2 wds.)TELAVIV
M.Potsherd used as a ballot, in ancient GreeceOSTRACON
N.Two-time Grand Slam winner (2 wds.)RODLAVER
O.Fish often used to make sashimiYELLOWFIN
P.Lady's-slipper or pearl-twistORCHID
Q.Drawn without mechanical aidFREEHAND
R.Add insult to injury (3 wds.)RUBITIN
S.Leg-fluttering ballet jumpENTRECHAT
T.1958 #1 hit by Danny & the Juniors (3 wds.)ATTHEHOP
U.Secretary of state under EisenhowerDULLES
V.Global communications networkINFOBAHN
W.Thoroughly obnoxious pestNUDNIK
X.Superior to a hidalgoGRANDEE
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