Acrostic Solution for Sunday, September 5, 2004

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


JACK HANDEY, DEEPEST THOUGHTS — [M]y great uncle Jerry would... whittle all day long. Once he whittled me a toy boat out of a larger toy boat I had. It was almost as good as the first one, except now it had bumpy whittle marks all over it. And no paint....

Clues and answers

A.Property for which salvage may be paidJETSAM
B.Fundamentally (2 wds.)ATBOTTOM
C.Elite group of intimatesCOTERIE
D.Stone set in a ring worn by Lex LuthorKRYPTONITE
E.Squash relativeHANDBALL
F.Frank acknowledgment or admissionAVOWAL
G.Phenomenon personified by Boreas (2 wds.)NORTHWIND
H.Atomic mass unit named for an English physicistDALTON
I.1969 lander in the Sea of TranquilityEAGLE
J.Player of the Davidov Strad (2 wds., hyph.)YOYOMA
K.Dessert made with apples and crustDOWDY
L.Obtain through intimidationEXTORT
M.Mark Twain's summer home and burial placeELMIRA
N.Intended audience for an avian displayPEAHEN
O.Divinely delightfulELYSIAN
P.Pinto or calico markingSPLOTCH
Q."The Lord of the Rings" movies, e.g.TRILOGY
R.Decorous and refinedTASTEFUL
S.Environment ripe for growthHOTBED
T.Best with brainworkOUTWIT
U.Gloomy ballad by Edgar Allan PoeULALUME
V.Current running through HindustanGANGES
W.Toni Morrison's alma materHOWARD
X.Be like a jerk?TWITCH
Y.Activity with a guideSAFARI
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