Acrostic Solution for Sunday, August 26, 2001

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(ARTHUR) RIMBAUD, UNE SAISON EN ENFER — I invented the colors of the vowels! — A black, E white, I red, O blue, U green — I made rules for the form and movement of each consonant, and... flattered myself that I had created a poetic language accessible... to all the senses.

Clues and answers

A.Boisterous partyingREVELRY
B.Fossilized footprintICHNITE
C.Sweet bay or cucumber treeMAGNOLIA
D.Supreme Court justice appointed by Woodrow WilsonBRANDEIS
E.Secondary tremor; repercussionAFTERSHOCK
F.Wail loudlyULULATE
G.Oscar-nominated film of 1937 with Humphrey Bogart (2 wds.)DEADEND
H.Home of Canyonlands National ParkUTAH
I.Causing irritationNETTLESOME
J.Small bird that nests in large cacti (2 wds.)ELFOWL
K.Vulture or beachcomber, e.g.SCAVENGER
L.In conflict (2 wds.)ATODDS
M.Line on a weather mapISOTHERM
N.Site of a pivotal American Revolution battleSARATOGA
O.Goneril's steward in "King Lear"OSWALD
P.Salsa-topped snacks (2 wds.)NACHOCHIPS
Q.Decadent; sterileEFFETE
R.Slender swimmer with sharp teethNEEDLEFISH
S.Ugandan locale where hostages were rescued in 1976ENTEBBE
T.Answer that neither confirms nor denies (2 wds.)NOCOMMENT
U.Clotho, Lachesis or AtroposFATE
V.Navigate like a bat or whaleECHOLOCATE
W.Small stream or brookRIVULET
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