Acrostic Solution for Sunday, September 26, 2010

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(M.E.W.) SHERWOOD, (AN) EPISTLE TO POSTERITY — Amsterdam,... with its patchwork of water streets, its long double rows of trees..., its palaces, its magnificent houses with machicolated roofs, and... the old Dutch galleons, with their shadowy sails,... is a paradise for the painter... .

Clues and answers

A.Exoskeleton in a littoral settingSEASHELL
B.Founding father who said "Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal"HAMILTON
C.Like "The Good Samaritan" by RembrandtETCHED
D.Withdraw; invalidateRESCIND
E."Week-End at the ___," 1945 Ginger Rogers/Walter Pidgeon filmWALDORF
F.Punch, zing, pizazzOOMPH
G.Home to the N.H.L.'s SenatorsOTTAWA
H.Tennis ploy using backspin (2 wds.)DROPSHOT
I.Outcome of the 1521 Diet of WormsEDICT
J.Hook-like crookPIRATE
K.Performance involving blades (2 wds.)ICESHOW
L.What a buff promotesSHINING
M.Mat for a judo matchTATAMI
N.Good conditions for clamming (2 wds.)LOWTIDE
O.Chicago suburb that was once home to Carl SandburgELMHURST
P.Cluster of ankle bonesTARSUS
Q.Linen, ivory or pearl (hyph.)OFFWHITE
R.Deltiologist's collectiblePOSTCARD
S.Bit of housecleaningOUSTER
T.Tree with mitten-shaped leavesSASSAFRAS
U.Get off the ground (2 wds.)TAKEWING
V.Multiplied by an ogdoadEIGHTFOLD
W.Egyptian port where a precious stone was foundROSETTA
X.Short-tempered, touchy, cholericIRASCIBLE
Y.Central point of a tractTHESIS
Z.Open like a large crevasseYAWN
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