Acrostic No. 50

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. 49 appears on page 110.

A. WCTU adherent

61 38 154 15 8 142 74 178 136 116

B. Yet to be proved

175 90 65 104 184 5 118

C. Deceive by changing plans (2 wds.)

25 2 103 50 182 109 194

D. Pretentious; bombastic

55 48 98 161 114 177 170 133 152 30 123

E. Founder of Egypt’s first dynasty

51 187 156 162 76

F. National League MVP in 1987 (2 wds.)

193 141 39 9 18 160 25 73 84

168 134

G. Punkie (hyph.)

159 59 31 70 189 93 131

H. Street vendor’s snack

64 190 115 176 69 74 163

I. Row of perforations between postage stamps

192 92 144 81 42 102 186 62

J. Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Fences (2 wds.)

106 117 110 46 6 16 36 28 72

148 132 188

K. Indian calico

58 143 119 20 129 78

L. Mythical woman wooed through a wall

32 180 128 57 17 173

M. Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca (2 wds.)

121 24 47 147 183 53 107 164

N. Barnacle’s arm; high, wispy cloud

29 56 88 99 83 145

O. Swing standard of Glenn Miller’s band (3 wds.)

14 151 94 125 112 63 166 77 137

P. Robin Hood’s traditional birthplace

165 67 135 124 146 43 91 153 11 172

Q. Glib quality (3 wds.)

105 150 4 138 113 33 21 71 13

R. Violent sandstorm of North Africa

45 22 174 40 3 12

S. Ramifications; technicalities (3 wds.)

95 196 26 101 60 157 139 111 127 7

T. Peloponnesian War participant

191 85 158 68 44 97 37

U. A.’s opposite

167 82 185 27 1 35 54

V. Uncontrollable urge to buy things

122 96 19 86 149 130 41 181 80

W. Character in three Updike novels

34 126 10 52 89 195

X. Jazz and New Age flutist and saxman (2 wds.)

171 87 75 100 108 179 49 120 155

140 66

Answers to the August Puzzles

“CRYPTIC GOLF”

1. a. (t)RAILING b. G(RA)INS c. S(ho)T-RAW d. W-HOLE 2. a. ENTHRONE (anag.) b. (h)EDGED c. DR-O-PIN d. N(A)IL’S 3. a. SHEA-THIN-G b. GOC-ART (cog rev.) c. T-A-STES (rev.) d. S-CUBA 4. a. ANTIGEN (anag.) b. NO(S)H c. HAREM (hidden) 5. a. MUSKRATS (rev.) b. STAG-N-ANT c. TEA-L d. LO(N)G 6. a. G-RATINGS b. SIESTA (anag.) c. A-TH(LET)E d. EDI(C)T 7. a. TOCSINS (homoph.) b. S(TI)PEND (it rev.) c. D(E-E)P d. PAGES (double def.) 8. a. SNEE(Z-IE)R b. REGNA NT (anger rev.) c. TEC (anag.) d. CLIP (double def.) 9. a. P(ROTE)INS b. SIR (is rev.) c. RHO (hidden) d. O(HI)-O e. OWNS (anag.)

ACROSTIC NO. 49

“A Cincinnati TV anchorman suggested, ‘How about a bite?’ . . . I envisioned roast duck and red cabbage in one of the city’s celebrated German restaurants. To my grievous disappointment, he had something else in mind: a sound bite in a TV studio.”

Studs Terkel, The Great Divide