Acrostic Solution for Sunday, September 29, 2019

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


STEPHEN FRY, THE FRY CHRONICLES — You barely have to stir or incommode yourself to find things out. The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. They are incurious. Incuriosity is the oddest... most foolish failing there is.

Clues and answers

A.East Coast ski meccaSTOWE
B.Either of the two Epistles immediately before TitusTIMOTHY
C.Oration typically full of praiseEULOGY
D.Commonly supposedPUTATIVE
E.Warrior slain in "The Song of Achilles"HECTOR
F.What New York's East River actually isESTUARY
G.Thorium, on the periodic tableNINETY
H.Additional info from low placesFOOTNOTES
I.Plant that may turn out barrelsREFINERY
J.Country whose national dish is saltahYEMEN
K.Portion pledged to a parishTITHE
L.Use economically, as resourcesHUSBAND
M.Aristotle's "best provision for old age"EDUCATION
N.Language in which an initial "h" is typically silentFRENCH
O.Common name of Quercus rubra (2 wds.)REDOAK
P.Source of Leo Rosten's linguistic joyYIDDISH
Q.Publisher's emblem or trademarkCOLOPHON
R.1492 landing siteHAITI
S.Aaron Copland ballet including "Hoe-Down"RODEO
T.Strigine in appearance or mannerOWLISH
U.1946 Hitchcock thriller with Cary Grant and Ingrid BergmanNOTORIOUS
V.Airhead, dunce, lamebrainIGNORAMUS
W.What horologists study and repairCLOCKS
X.Band that made "La Bamba" a 1987 #1 hit (2 wds.)LOSLOBOS
Y.Sword-shaped, as a leafENSIFORM
Z."Peer Gynt" or "The Planets"SUITE
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