Snow Storm - Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth, 1842 -- J. M. W. Turner
----------------- Sunday, December 21, 2008 ACROSTIC, Puzzle by Emil Cox & Henry Rathvon, edited by Will Shortz I’ll be brief. The quotation: IT IS SURPRISING THAT THE IMPRESSIONISTS NEVER BECAME INVOLVED IN THE CHRISTMAS CARD MOVEMENT THEY REMAINED IN A CULTURAL BACKWATER DEVOTING THEIR ENERGIES TOWARD A FORM OF CARD KNOWN AS BLANK FOR SPECIAL MESSAGES The author’s name and the title of the work: PRITCHETT DOGGER BANK SAGA
The defined words: A. Cranky, easily annoyed, PEEVISH; B Dish in a Thai restaurant (2 wds.), RICE BOWL; C. Temporary, provisional, INTERIM; D. San Francisco’s annual Escape from Alcatraz race, e.g., TRIATHLON; E. Mark of distinction, CACHET; F. Last drink of Socrates, HEMLOCK; G. “Nothing great was ever achieved without ENTHUSIASM” (Emerson); H. Ingredient in chutney and Worcestershire sauce, TAMARIND; I. Integrated circuit component, TRANSISTOR; J. Annual sporting event that Russia has won twice since 2000 (2 wds.), DAVIS CUP; K. Regulation follower; OVERTIME; L. Form a limited partnership? (2 wds.), GO STEADY; M. Conduit for gossip, GRAPEVINE; N. Account for many mortgages, ESCROW; O. Note to oneself, maybe, REMINDER; P. Bug originating in Germany, BEETLE; Q. Breathing aid for miners (2 wds.) AIR SHAFT; R. Symptom of hypothermia, NUMBNESS; S. Plus fours or bloomers, KNICKERS; T. Where Condoleezza Rice taught, 1981-2000, STANFORD; U. Engineering feat on the Nile (2 wds.), ASWAN DAM; V. Activity for which you may be handicapped, GOLFING; W. Bold, push, ASSERTIVE. Link to Dogger Bank of the North Sea, HERE. That’s it for this greeting!
Lavacourt: Sunshine and Snow 1879-1880, Claude Monet