Acrostic Solution for Sunday, September 28, 2008

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(MARGARET) HALSEY, WITH MALICE TOWARD SOME — Humility is not my forte... whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they... begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.

Clues and answers

A.Town whose main street is Chocolate AvenueHERSHEY
B.Settle down; burningALIGHT
C.Exercises for developing six-pack abs (2 wds.)LEGLIFTS
D.Biblical riddler and lion slayerSAMSON
E.Secure for some causeENLIST
F.Country on the Red SeaYEMEN
G.Accessory for slicers and dicersWHETSTONE
H.Head over heels, maybe (2 wds.)INLOVE
I.Dewar flask for domestic useTHERMOS
J.Thumb; term of serviceHITCH
K.Breed of sheep yielding fine woolMERINO
L.Slow section of a pas de deuxADAGIO
M.Handled glassesLORGNETTE
N.Chief tributary of Siberia's Ob RiverIRTYSH
O.Jacques Cousteau's research vesselCALYPSO
P.Author who created Lassie (2 wds.)ERICKNIGHT
Q.Final gradeTWELFTH
R.Process of building mountainsOROGENY
S.Idolize, put on a pedestalWORSHIP
T.At a leisurely gait, on a strollAMBLING
U.Group under a colonel's commandREGIMENT
V.Mellifluous, euphoniousDULCET
W.Put a lid on; chokeSTIFLE
X.Served from a keg (2 wds.)ONDRAFT
Y."Om mani padme hum," for oneMANTRA
Z.Honda crossover S.U.V.ELEMENT
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