Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 28, 2013

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


MARK O'DONNELL, (O'DONNELL'S LAWS OF) CARTOON MOTION — Cartoon cats possess... more than... nine lives... . They can be... splayed, accordion-pleated, spindled, or disassembled, but they cannot be destroyed. After a few moments of... self-pity, they reinflate, elongate, snap back, or solidify.

Clues and answers

A.Tea party figure of note (2 wds.)MADHATTER
B.Point of view; exposureASPECT
C.Nonmigratory, as a birdRESIDENT
D.Appealing to lowbrow tastesKITSCHY
E.What any good robot should beOBEDIENT
F.Like a golf ballDIMPLED
G.Balance; displacementOFFSET
H.Field color for Kansas' state flag (2 wds.)NAVYBLUE
I.Snack food sold at ballparksNACHOS
J.Feat for HoudiniESCAPE
K.Harvard magazine once headed by John UpdikeLAMPOON
L.John Cleese role in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"LANCELOT
M.Put up for auction, sayCONSIGN
N.L.B.J. Supreme Court appointee (2 wds.)ABEFORTAS
O.Volcanic form of granite RHYOLITE
P.Fruit-and-custard concoctionsTRIFLES
Q.So-called "Lucky Rabbit" of early Disney productionsOSWALD
R.Alert, watchful (hyph.)OPENEYED
S.Like some Olympic skiingNORDIC
T.Game that gave us the expression "knuckle down"MARBLES
U.Mars orbiter launched in 2001ODYSSEY
V.Fabric often used in wedding gownsTAFFETA
W.Seeing red? (2 wds.)INDEBT
X.Raptor with a white head and a dark maskOSPREY
Y.Attribute prized by many a teacherNEATNESS
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