Acrostic Solution for Sunday, September 13, 2009

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


EDMUND WILSON, A PIECE OF MY MIND — I have had a good many more uplifting thoughts, creative and expansive visions, while soaking in comfortable baths or drying myself after bracing showers, in... well-equipped... bathrooms than I have ever had in any cathedral.

Clues and answers

A.Went through some changesEVOLVED
B.Nutty white confectionDIVINITY
C.The gent for whom a lady looks (2 wds.)MRRIGHT
D.Not likely to split sidesUNFUNNY
E.Veil over a Muslim woman's faceNIQAB
F.Clash involving two or more acesDOGFIGHT
G.Thing pulled in opposite directionsWISHBONE
H.Mother of King ArthurIGRAINE
I.See what people sayLIPREAD
J.Completely unlocked?SHORN
K.Getting Muzak instead of a person, say (2 wds.)ONHOLD
L.Having a lot of indentationsNOTCHED
M.Force to feel chagrinABASH
N.Any king in the Valley of the KingsPHARAOH
O.Arrangement for picking up yards (2 wds.)IFORMATION
P.What some call an aardvark (2 wds.)EARTHPIG
Q.Tool; light breeze ruffling the water's surface (hyph.)CATSPAW
R.Steer clear ofESCHEW
S.Incidentally get news fromOVERHEAR
T.Campaign issue in 1996 and 2000 (2 wds.)FLATTAX
U.Huge, enormousMASSIVE
V.Poet who wrote "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"YEATS
W.Components of one's sanity?MARBLES
X.Conference titled for Hedera helix (2 wds.)IVYLEAGUE
Y.Familiar form of something that's properNICKNAME
Z.Cyclades island where Apollo and Artemis were bornDELOS
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