Boy on a Dolphin
----------------- Sunday, August 16, 2009 ACROSTIC, Puzzle by Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, edited by Will Shortz Today’s fine acrostic gives us a quotation from Meg Daley Olmert ’s Made for Each Other (The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond), which Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation calls “A fascinating exploration into the foundations of the human-animal bond and of our relationships with animals." The quotation: PLINY THE ROMAN NATURAL HISTORIAN TELLS US THAT HIS COUNTRYMEN WERE CHARMED BY FRIENDLY DOLPHINS THESE ANIMALS CAME WHEN CALLED ATE FROM HUMAN HANDS AND BY SEVERAL ACCOUNTS ALLOWED YOUNG BOYS TO RIDE ON THEIR BACKS The author’s name and the title of the work: MEG OLMERT MADE FOR EACH OTHER The defined words: A. Symbiosis, MUTUALISM; B. International agreement to work together cooperatively, ENTENTE; C. Surface lusters; marginal notes, GLOSSES; D. One at home for a Winterlude festival, OTTAWAN; E. Imprudent sources of funding (2 wds.), LOAN SHARK; F. Potentially disastrous phenomenon common around volcanoes, MUDFLOW; G. So momentous as to herald a new age, EPOCHAL; H. Boat with four oars and three rowers, RANDAN; I. Certain roofing, THATCH; J. Sentimentality; command to dogs, MUSH; K. Writer espousing what she called Objectivism (2 wds.), AYN RAND; L. Old Irish song that ends “I’ll simply sleep in peace until you come to me” (2 wds.), DANNY BOY; M. Mutual antagonism, ENMITY; N. 1993 film set partly in an aquarium (2 wds.), FREE WILLY; O. Where Eli Manning was a Rebel (2 wds.), OLE MISS; P. Diamond or lozenge, RHOMBUS; O. Nonpreferential choice, EITHER; R. Strawberry seeds, for example, ACHENES; S. Settled, as a deal, CLINCHED; t. Home of Hals, Vermeer and Steen, HOLLAND; U. None too bright, OBTUSE; V. What bellwethers indicate, TRENDS; W. Birthplace of baseball’s Jose Canseco or marathoner Alberto Salazar, HAVANA; X. First breakfaster? (2 wds.), EARLY BIRD; Y. Collaborative exchange, give-and-take, RECIPROCITY. Click on image to enlarge. Puzzle available on the internet at THE NEW YORK TIMES -- Crossword Puzzles and Games
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