Acrostic Solution for Sunday, August 2, 2009

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


RICHARD (BRINSLEY) SHERIDAN, THE CRITIC — I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience: it also marks the time, which is four o'clock..., and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.

Clues and answers

A.Act of noncomplianceREFUSAL
B.Yellow glow on a polar cloudICEBLINK
C.Long, loose robeCAFTAN
D.Instrument often found in a greenhouseHUMIDISTAT
E.Object of Aphrodite's affectionsADONIS
F.Manhandle (2 wds.)ROUGHUP
G.Get ready to cook, in a wayDEFROST
H.Black eyeSHINER
I.Aptly popular Carly Simon album of 1974?HOTCAKES
J.Majority in 47 of the United StatesEIGHTEEN
K.Back up on a cassetteREWIND
L.Fancy, reckon, supposeIMAGINE
M.Fit together neatlyDOVETAIL
N.Lost in thought; awayABSENT
O.Sack dress?NIGHTWEAR
P.Put in long, hard hoursTOILED
Q.Shape of a British 50-pence coinHEPTAGON
R.Number one fan?EGOIST
S.1967 film starring Richard Harris and Vanessa RedgraveCAMELOT
T.Search with abandonRANSACK
U.Not yet fully developedINCHOATE
V.Shows flashes of brillianceTWINKLES
W.Saturn's third-largest moonIAPETUS
X.Home of the ancient Isthmian GamesCORINTH
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