Acrostic Solution for Sunday, August 7, 2005

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


LEONARD SHLAIN, ART AND PHYSICS — Both art and physics are... forms of language. ... While physicists demonstrate that A equals B or that X is the same as Y, artists... choose signs, symbols, and allegories to equate a painterly image with a feature of experience.

Clues and answers

A.Release, discharge (2 wds.)LETOFF
B.One sent to state another's caseEMISSARY
C.Ungainly and dimwittedOAFISH
D.Contents of a bouquetierNOSEGAY
E.Brawny brother of PrometheusATLAS
F.Street exiting London's Piccadilly CircusREGENT
G.Popular piece on happiness by Max EhrmannDESIDERATA
H.Conveyance sporting bells, sometimesSLEIGH
I.Position of one undergoing interrogation (2 wds.)HOTSEAT
J.Symbiotic growth of fungi and algaeLICHEN
K.Eatery depicted in an Edward Hopper paintingAUTOMAT
L.Kazuo ___, author of "The Remains of the Day"ISHIGURO
M.State whose official cookie is the bizcochito (2 wds.)NEWMEXICO
N.Immeasurable depthABYSS
O.Salty or spicyRISQUE
P.Drive absolutely bananasTORMENT
Q.Sweetener used in diet colasASPARTAME
R.Club like Studio 54 or Whisky A Go-GoNIGHTSPOT
S.Brainy misfitDWEEB
T.Love potion; magic charmPHILTER
U.Hairy, winged bloodsuckerHORSEFLY
V.Ukrainian site of an influential meeting in 1945YALTA
W.Chopin's "Funeral March" or Beethoven's "Pathétique," e.g.SONATA
X.Wild goat with backward-pointing hornsIBEX
Y.Pickled flower buds used in tapenadeCAPERS
Z.Purported "star" of a 1967 film by Robert PattersonSASQUATCH
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