Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 31, 2011

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(DAVID) FELDMAN, DO PENGUINS HAVE KNEES? — Using all caps, cartoonists can allocate their space... more easily. Small letters not only vary in height but a few… [swoop] below or above... other letters (l's make a's look like midgets, and p's and q's dive below most letters).

Clues and answers

A.Like some moccasins and cowboy shirtsFRINGED
B.Giving according to need?ELASTIC
C.James Hilton's Shangri-La, e.g.LAMASERY
D.County on England's Jurassic CoastDORSET
E.Beverage touted as a digestive aid (2 wds.)MINTTEA
F.Frank admission, declarationAVOWAL
G.Get snug as a bug in a rugNESTLE
H.Finding based on Archimedes' "eureka" insightDENSITY
I.Coiner of "Oldspeak" and "doublethink"ORWELL
J.Place where some litter may be picked up (2 wds.)PETSHOP
K.Sleepy John of country bluesESTES
L.Krypton or xenon, among others (2 wds.)NOBLEGAS
M.James Taylor album featuring "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)"GORILLA
N.Where to find the Adirondacks in New YorkUPSTATE
O.Meteorologist's line of work?ISOBAR
P.Harding's postwar campaign promiseNORMALCY
Q.Cry fowl?SQUAWK
R.Direct; frontal (hyph.)HEADON
S.Novelist with the famous opening line "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents"ALCOTT
T.Student athlete at N.Y.U.; pansyVIOLET
U.Decorate in reliefEMBOSS
V.Polish version of the name SmithKOWALSKI
W. Form for "A Christmas Carol" or "Billy Budd"NOVELLA
X.Beanpole, by W. H. Sheldon's classificationECTOMORPH
Y.Highest mount of the RockiesELBERT
Z.Flaky sort of stoneSCHIST
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