Acrostic Solution for Sunday, September 12, 1999

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


VLADIMIR NABOKOV: SPEAK MEMORY — Competition in chess problems is not really between Black and White, but between ... composer and ... solver, just as in a ... work of fiction the ... clash is not between the characters involved, but between the author and the world.

Clues and answers

A.Roman god of fireVULCAN
B.Noted excommunicate of 1521LUTHER
C.Gulf of Guinea portABIDJAN
D.Positive result of a treatyDETENTE
E.Third novel in the "Albany cycle"IRONWEED
F.Autobiographer of "Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It" (2 wds.)MAEWEST
G.Cracking up (2 wds.)INSTITCHES
H.Prop for a magicianRABBIT
I.Total assets minus liabilities (2 wds.)NETWORTH
J.Like a sidewalk eateryALFRESCO
K.Decorative knob; order aboutBOSS
L.Symbol of peace (2 wds.)OLIVEBRANCH
M.Bee or gabfestKLATSCH
N.Center of Los AngelesONEAL
O.Florence-born explorer (1451-1512)VESPUCCI
P.Selection from Spenser's "Amoretti"SONNET
R.Mount for a mahoutELEPHANT
S.Site of the Pnyx hillATHENS
T.Technical skill (hyph.)KNOWHOW
U.Cry of childlike selfishness (2 wds.)MEFIRST
V.Clownish constable of "Measure for Measure"ELBOW
X."Ye cannot rival for one hour ___'s bright blue weather" (Helen Hunt Jackson)OCTOBER
Y.Post-workout massageRUBDOWN
Z.Object of a quest by Sir Edmund HillaryYETI
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