Acrostic No. 9

BY DOROTHY OSBORNE

The letters of the clue answers, when put in the appropriately numbered squares, will spell out a quotation. The first letters of clue answers spell the source of the quotation.

The solution to Acrostic No. 8 appears on page 132.

A. Comedy series by Hal Roach (2 wds.)

64 3 143 54 34 140 86

B. Valley of central Pennsylvania

103 112 161 148 61 88 19

C. Burlesque

175 163 98 8 130 90 38

D. Tall chest of drawers

115 52 185 60 192 113 179

E. The Romans’ name for York

167 117 127 109 159 59 70 11

F. Bend, as energy waves

17 125 128 134 193 97 181

G. Ragtime dance (hyph.)

37 6 151 79 166 99 177

H. Silent letter

755 ~TT ~W “ 66" 7 773 ~TT ~58”

I. Bottle encased in wickerwork

111 33 40 176 83 24 92 184

J. Author of The Age of Innocence

77 ? 705 77T ~zT 762 739 790

K. Wilfred, son of Cedric the Saxon

138 156 191 53 67 74 21

L. Subject of a Walter Lord account

48 75 133 157 16 189 44

M. American Revolution mercenary

149 25 147 178 29 183 171

N. Born within the sound of Bow Bells

107 102 129 144 47 82 121

O. Like an Alexandrine, prosodically

52 50 152 5 20 116 94 165 78

P. Business

69 65 174 45 35 100 51

Q. Off-color

182 39 135 160 13 18 28

R. The first female Harlem Globetrotter (2 wds.)

169 1 62 186 72 114 106 141 56

89 120 9 95 22

S. Waiting for Godot character

77 101 26 187 110 158 123 57

T. Abolitionist Truth

188 87 122 142 15 194 131 76 42

U. Small falcon

124 95 55 155 10 68 164

V. Name of a 1713 peace treaty’

96 104 154 150 4 14 31

W. Critical crossing

“85" I T 708 Tto 736 2 T T

X. Profession of Adams, Monroe, and Taylor

118 71 80 146 41 152 126

Y. Unit of liquid capacity

168 45 63 145 36

Z. Baryshnikov garb

157 46 172 81 91 180

“When press dispatches from Paris reported . . . that Jean-Paul Sartre had joined the ‘Who Killed Kennedy Committee,’ J. Edgar Hoover sprang into action. According to FBI documents, the Director promptly scribbled a memo: ‘Find out who Sartre is.’

—Erwin Knoll, No Comment