Acrostic No. 34

The letters of clue 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. 33 appears on page 93.

A. Hating tobacco smoke

161 10 149 23 85 115 42 102 123 170

B. In the buff (2 wds.)

122 87 49 74 171 164 33 9 145

G.Discoverer of alpha and beta radiation

98 41 165 134 181 60 140 105 127 152

D. Hothed of Reformation activity

190 119 63 128 106 12

E. Two fried eggs, to a hash-slinger (3 wds.)

90 16 129 166 108 189 103 45 58 20

F. Annual award of the National Cartoonists’ Society

144 185 177 91 162 109

G. Character in a Dickens mystery (2 wds.)

72 79 5 48 151 110 26 92 35 100

H. Drive in a leisurely way

97 86 52 132 178 59

I. South American tree with a bitter bark

150 39 31 55 168 17 146 124 173

J. Rock band with a tautological name (2 wds.)

37 153 25 14 44 64

K. Dim sum choice

175 163 147 186 83 116

L. Late-in-life learner

TT 777 77 184 131 158 95

M.Proletariat (2 wds.)

160 54 69 107 111 172 21 88 1

N.Child’s play; piece of cake (2 wds.)

40 93 159 73 120 142 78 138

O. Mismanaged; done badly (2 wds.)

76 62 143 28 135 89 84 24

P. Buzzing with excitement

38 94 11 188 174 133 156 70

0Duke Snider or Sandy Koufax

773 733 NT 773 NT IT

R. Catch-22 protagonist

61 137 68 125 27 3 169 80 13

S. feeling punk (3 wds.)

176 56 50 77 66 99 182 18 112 43 36

T. Actress in d Raisin in the Sun (2 wds.)

46 167 19 141 117 32 15

U. Anglo-Saxon heir apparent

101 136 187 114 8 29 22 148

V. North African fortress

126 65 81 180 154 6

W. Baltic republic of the Soviet Union

104 4 34 155 71 96

X. Keats’s “brain-sick shepherd-prince”

47 53 179 82 130 157 183 30

ACROSTIC NO. 33

“We have ... a warehouse of odd items floating in the air in our homes, . . . micro insect limbs, . . . tire meltings, shiny cadmium blobs, sea salt, skin flakes, equatorial sand and all the rest of what we, with remarkable nonchalance, lump together as dust.”

—David Bodanis, The Secret House