Acrostic No. 19

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

The solution to Acrostic No. 18 appears on page 95.

A. Capital of Brazil’s Pernambuco state

140 52 8 178 15 99

B. Fantastic novel by Virginia Woolf

139 95 19 164 88 157 118

C. Disciple of Charlie Parker

78 5 23 12 151 63 183 58

D. Comedian Steve Martin’s trademark phrase (2 wds.)

114 184 53 22 97 18 77 93

E. Jolly good”

I T 65 720 ~70" ~ T “ ~6~

E Fight-line verse form

85 92 42 14 166 155 101

G. Popular singer of Hawaii (2 wds.)

156 138 181 73 168

H. Peak period (2 wds.)

170 76 10 145 4 158 175 102

I. Divine manifestation

136 113 27 144 45 34 179 59

J. Carolyn Keene’s fictional detective (2 wds.)

56 112 131 7 103 137 117 176 17

K. Having a large proboscis

159 64 133 169 31 182

L. Teenagers of ancient Athens

109 142 152 33 125 25

M. Hardly a bungler (2 wds.)

I T T08 “89" 728 ~hT 55 ~Z6 723

IN’. Fractional

84 24 71 50 119 134 115

(). “Sorrow for the lost _” (Poe)

165 29 135 150 86 36

P. Wizard of MiddleEarth

132 48 105 30 172 147 82

O. Sharp (.4 wds.)

54 163 32 79 129 148 186

R. “One cannot be a part-time_” (Camus)

43 153 121 67 20 1 2/ 1 IS 35

S. Game fare on the air (2 wds.)

174 162 39 154 49 98 1 69

T. In good shape (3 wds.)

96 21 44 60 149 13 51 141 38

U. Cough medicine ingredient

130 83 46 72 143 94

V. “Isn’t that so?” (2 wds., hyph.)

2 41 62 107 111 91 161 74 177

W. Robot bomb

90 116 185 28 47 16 66 106

X. Card game that involves bluffing (3 wds.)

104 100 87 171 160 11 122

Y. Party of William Pitt the Younger

57 108 40 167

Z. Author of On Language

110 9 61 146 80 124

ACROSTIC NO. 18

“Darwin . . . wrote an entire book on orchids to argue that the structures evolved to insure fertilization by insects are jerry-built of available parts used by ancestors for other purposes. Orchids are Rube Goldberg machines.”

—S(tephen) J(av) Gould, Ever Since Darwin