Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 3, 2011

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(JUDITH) MARTIN, MISS MANNERS' GUIDE (TO EXCRUCIATINGLY CORRECT BEHAVIOR) — [R]ules for eating outdoors are different from those that apply indoors. For example, it is permissible to execute... wildlife found crawling across the... table... . At picnics, one may kill ants, but not complain of their presence.

Clues and answers

A.1984 debut that included a mouseMACINTOSH
B.Professional who wears a mask to workAPIARIST
C.E. W. Hornung's "gentleman thief" of fictionRAFFLES
D.Common misnomer for a kitchen stapleTINFOIL
E."Where we met" in a 1958 Frank Sinatra song (3 wds.)ISLEOFCAPRI
F.Church bulletin or club reportNEWSLETTER
G.One of a warlike people of ancient Thessaly led by Achilles in the Trojan WarMYRMIDON
H.CoolerICEBOX
I.Kind of grape or watermelonSEEDLESS
J.Squeeze the living daylights out ofSTRANGLE
K.Be wise, sass (2 wds.)MOUTHOFF
L.Moving like a flag in a breezeAFLUTTER
M.Island from which Captain Ahab sailedNANTUCKET
N.Pain in the neck, thorn in the sideNUISANCE
O.Pit of a cherry or stone of a peachENDOCARP
P.Mimosa relative also called a monkeypod (2 wds.)RAINTREE
Q.Person lacking a conscienceSOCIOPATH
R.Talk turkey?GOBBLE
S.What Betsy Ross made for a livingUPHOLSTERY
T.Contrary to proper etiquetteIMPOLITE
U.Some beach debrisDRIFTWOOD
V.Test the watersEXPLORE
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