Acrostic Solution for Sunday, September 22, 2002

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


NEAL CONAN, PLAY BY PLAY — The bus is more than a form of transportation. It's a rolling dormitory, living room,... office, game room and movie theater. It's also a metaphor for the minor leagues. ... [P]layers on the way up are delighted to get off the bus.

Clues and answers

A.Deviating from emmetropia in one of two waysNEARSIGHTED
B.Writer in the Bloomsbury group (3 wds.)EMFORSTER
C.Anti-Communist requirement for union leaders under the Taft-Hartley Act AFFIDAVIT
D.Make an impressively portentous appearance (2 wds.)LOOMLARGE
E.Home that usually has a viewCHALET
F.Taking everything inOMNIVOROUS
G.Detective portrayed by Maury Chaykin on A&E (2 wds.)NEROWOLFE
H.Drug that causes the body to release epinephrineAMPHETAMINE
I.Abolitionist paper edited by Frederick Douglass (2 wds.)NORTHSTAR
J.Dressing gown whose name means, literally, "comber"PEIGNOIR
K.Impenetrable in a way, as a film canisterLIGHTPROOF
L.Scot who postulated the "invisible hand" principle of economics (2 wds.)ADAMSMITH
M.One terminus of the John Muir TrailYOSEMITE
N.Not the slightest bit interested (2 wds.)BOREDSTIFF
O.Lodging option for students on vacation (2 wds.)YOUTHHOSTEL
P.Derogatory term for a writer of versePOETASTER
Q."Violins of autumn pierce my heart with monotonous ___" (Verlaine)LANGUOR
R.Zombie or golemAUTOMATON
S.Utterer of the line "It ain't over till it's over" (2 wds.)YOGIBERRA
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