Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 6, 2008

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(EDNA) FERBER, A PECULIAR TREASURE — Only amateurs... write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. [It] may be... absorbing,... racking, relieving. But amusing? Never!

Clues and answers

A.Wartime-only rank for a general (hyph.)FIVESTAR
B.Tribute delivered oratoricallyENCOMIUM
C.Venue for a team like New Zealand's All Blacks (2 wds.)RUGBYFIELD
D.Arts and Crafts house styleBUNGALOW
E.Transplant in a foreign landEMIGRANT
F.Something illegal to run (2 wds.)REDLIGHT
G.Soother for an upset stomachANTACID
H."War without bloodshed," per MaoPOLITICS
I.Place in a vaultENTOMB
J.Vitamin A precursorCAROTENE
K."x" in an equation; yet to be discoveredUNKNOWN
L.Epic 1930s flight of some 6,000 miles (2 wds.)LONGMARCH
M.Suppress, restrainINHIBIT
N.Brandy from the Gascony region of FranceARMAGNAC
O.Pigeon with white neck patchesRINGDOVE
P.Object having magical powersTALISMAN
Q.1960 novel in which Harry Angstrom first appears (2 wds.)RABBITRUN
R.Case of cephalic swelling?EGOTISM
S."Time is the only critic without ___" (Steinbeck)AMBITION
T.Like Porky Pig or Swift's YahoosSWINISH
U.One-piece long underwear with a button-up flap in the rear (2 wds.)UNIONSUIT
V.Refusal to bend, intransigenceRIGIDITY
W.Puzzling, hard to fathomENIGMATIC
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