Acrostic Solution for Sunday, September 22, 2013

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


CATHLEEN SCHINE, RAMEAU'S NIECE — Edward had no difficulties at dinner parties. If he had been seated beside a rock, he would have quickly begun an animated discussion of its layers of granite... or lime, its life underground, its... journeys and aspirations... .

Clues and answers

A.Insouciant, nonchalantCAREFREE
B.Martial art with disarming movesAIKIDO
C.Conversational forum groupingsTHREADS
D.Samuel Butler's mock-heroic knightHUDIBRAS
E.Transparent, crystal clearLIMPID
F.Delaware Bay or Long Island Sound, e.g.ESTUARY
G.Happen as a result; come afterENSUE
H.Improvising musically; indulging in mental playNOODLING
I.Attraction for devoteesSHRINE
J.Yellow card, in soccerCAUTION
K.Prevent, forestall (2 wds.)HEADOFF
L.Behavior of one hell-boundINIQUITY
M.Display of mild interestNIBBLE
N.Ghost in Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit"ELVIRA
O.Given celebrity treatment, in a wayROASTED
P.Shoe brand that traces back to Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin OlympicsADIDAS
Q.2003 Oscar vehicle for Charlize TheronMONSTER
R.Make a great display of enthusiasmEFFUSE
S.One who renounces a belief or causeAPOSTATE
T.Not fairUNJUST
U.Wham-O's first product, which inspired its nameSLINGSHOT
V.Home to the University of DelawareNEWARK
W.Succinctly stated (3 wds.)INAWORD
X.Given proper instructionEDIFIED
Y.Aegean island groupCYCLADES
Z.Occasion to say "That's all she wrote"ENDING
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