Sunday, June 21, 2009 ACROSTIC, Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, edited by Will Shortz We've been robbed! The Quotation: MY STANDARD BREAKFAST OF BACON EGGS TOAST JELLY AND ORANGE JUICE WITH COFFEE CONTAINS EVERY ELEMENT I CRAVE CAFFEINE SALT SUGAR CHOLESTERAL AND FAT IN CALIFORNIA EATING SUCH A MEAL IS REGARDED AS A SUICIDE ATTEMPT The Author’s Name and Title of the Work: SUE GRAFTON B IS FOR BURGLAR The Defined Words: A. Openly shocked or bewildered (hyph.), SLACK-JAWED; B. Principle that nature’s laws hold throughout the cosmos, UNIFORMITY; C. “Be virtuous and you will be ECCENTRIC” (Mark Twain); D. Game in which books are made (2 wds.), GO FISH; E. An answer to an answer, REJOINDER; F. Birds of a region, AVIFAUNA; G. Extreme in one’s enthusiasm, FANATIC; H. Sci-fi tale of a teleportation-lab fiasco (2 wds.), THE FLY; I. Dish whose name is derived from the Latin word “lamella,” meaning “thin plate”, OMELET; J. “Sorry, but that’s impossible” (3 wds.), NO CAN DO; K. Cow-bison hybrid, BEEFALO; L. Per Shakespeare, what not to admit “to the marriage of true minds”, IMPEDIMENTS; M. Blue state, SADNESS; N. Out of a guy’s usual range, FALSETTO; O. 8/14 of an Italian sonnet, OCTAVE; p. Fail to follow suit when required and able, RENEGE; Q. Allow air to pass though, as a fabric, BREATHE; R. One who may take another’s role, UNDERSTUDY; S. Unkempt, disorderly; motley, RAGTAG; T. Seeming to require an epoch to move, GLACIAL; U. Prudhomme’s successor at Commander’s Palace, New Orleans, LAGASSE; V. Taking self-denial a bit far, ASCETIC; W. Believer in Ethiopia as the true Zion, RASTAFARIAN. Note on Wordplay, the Crossword Blog of The New York Times, from Will Shortz on Sunday puzzles: As readers of the print edition of the Times noted last week, the Magazine’s “trim size” was reduced for the June 14 issue. Unfortunately, with this new size, which is 9% smaller than the old one, the traditional second Sunday puzzles (acrostics, diagramlesses, cryptics, etc.) could no longer physically fit below the crossword. Click on image to enlarge. Puzzle available on the internet at THE NEW YORK TIMES -- Crossword Puzzles and Games
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