Acrostic Solution for Sunday, August 1, 2010

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


DOUGLAS ADAMS, MOSTLY HARMLESS — The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong, it... turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

Clues and answers

A.Epic with stanzas in the form a-b-a-b-a-b-c-c (2 wds.)DONJUAN
B.Potentially, a decking combo (hyph.)ONETWO
C.Early Stevie Wonder hit subtitled "Everything's Alright"UPTIGHT
D.Author with an abecedarian seriesGRAFTON
E.Bitten apple, for exampleLOGO
F.One asked to refereeARBITER
G.Without any change in the original melodySTRAIGHT
H.Producer of honeydew (2 wds.)ANTCOW
I.Pain inflicted by a pointer, perhaps (2 wds.)DOGBITE
J.Man who knew Who was on firstABBOTT
K.Delicate or dainty, to a butcherMIGNON
M."Too much of a good thing can be wonderful" speaker (2 wds.)MAEWEST
N.Too blue for you to view, sayOBSCENE
O.Someone who mindsSITTER
P.Tom Sawyer's sweetheart BeckyTHATCHER
Q.Intended to thwart ballooning (hyph.)LOWFAT
R.Swift savagesYAHOOS
S.Shorts made popular by Mary Quant (2 wds.)HOTPANTS
T.Impassiveness; indifferenceAPATHY
U.Without a moment's dawdling (2 wds.)RIGHTNOW
V.When an aubade is playedMORNING
W.Able to move supplyLITHE
X.Creamy glassful that might include rumEGGNOG
Y.Worried, frettingSTEWING
Z.Elastic storer of mechanical energySPRING
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