Acrostic Solution for Sunday, August 20, 2006

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(ISABEL) ALLENDE, MY INVENTED COUNTRY — My granddaughter... wrote a composition for school in which she said... she liked her "grandmother's imagination." I asked... what she was referring to, and without hesitation she replied, "You remember things that never happened."

Clues and answers

A.1925 novel of a doctor from ZenithARROWSMITH
B.Like a member of Chile's Popular Unity partyLEFTIST
C.According to Hoyle, kosherLEGIT
D.Missing party of 1937EARHART
E.Like the lion Hercules killedNEMEAN
F.In need of an economic boostDEPRESSED
G.Highbrow, intellectualEGGHEAD
H.Area for slam dancing or crowd surfing (2 wds.)MOSHPIT
I.Reference that avoids name-dropping (3 wds.)YOUKNOWWHO
J.1948 team on which Satchel Paige was a 42-year-old "rookie"INDIANS
K.Author of the Roderick Alleyn detective novels (2 wds.)NGAIOMARSH
L.1958 hit song also known as "Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu"VOLARE
N.With "his," a very important personNIBS
O.Sci-fi film based on John W. Campbell Jr.'s "Who Goes There?" (2 wds.)THETHING
P.Transient state of someone with bipolar disorderEUPHORIA
Q.Plethora's oppositeDEARTH
R.Water creature with prominent barbels and no scalesCATFISH
S."The guitar is a small ___" (Andres Segovia)ORCHESTRA
T.Helpless, in a pickle, beyond rescue (3 wds.)UPTHECREEK
U.Crescent possibly visible at sunset (2 wds.)NEWMOON
V.Phenomenon measured by the Fujita scaleTORNADO
W.Italy's Amarone or Argentina's Malbec, e.g. (2 wds.)REDWINE
X.Entry in a Leo Rosten lexiconYIDDISHISM
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