Acrostic Solution for Sunday, August 24, 2014

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(LESLIE) JAMISON, THE EMPATHY EXAMS — Empathy isn't just something that happens to us a meteor shower of synapses firing across the brain it's also a choice we make: to pay attention, to extend ourselves. It's made of exertion, that dowdier cousin of impulse.

Clues and answers

A.Great fortune suddenly acquiredJACKPOT
B.Common denizen of a home aquariumANGELFISH
C.Tinkly melody producer (2 wds.)MUSICBOX
D.Become stronger or more extremeINTENSIFY
E.Women's Olympic event since 1948 (2 wds.)SHOTPUT
F.Anything else; in a different wayOTHERWISE
G.Asset for a reporter or a shopperNOTEPAD
H.Bug-catching operation (2 wds.)TESTRUN
I.Get some enjoyment out of life (2 wds.)HAVEFUN
J.Likely sort to investigate global warmingECOLOGIST
K.Given a rough calculationESTIMATED
L.Composer of "Amahl and the Night Visitors"MENOTTI
M.Lickety-split, with no dawdlingPOSTHASTE
N.Total departure from one's beliefs or partyAPOSTASY
O.Browning's facilitator?TOASTER
P.Item often worn by a food service workerHAIRNET
Q.Protagonist of "Catch-22"YOSSARIAN
R.Comforter materialEIDERDOWN
S.What men have once and women twice (2 wds.)XCHROMOSOME
T.Herring family memberALEWIFE
U.Wearer of the Red SergeMOUNTIE
V.Those who help people get high?SHERPAS
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