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Acrostic Puzzle #6--April 2003 by Accipiter

Instructions: Solve the cryptic clues, and transfer the letters of the answers to the appropriate squares in the grid. The grid will reward you with a quotation. The first letters of the clue answers, reading down, reveal the name of the author and the title of the work. Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary was used in the construction of this puzzle. Please submit author, title, and last word of the quotation by April 20, 2003. (If you are having trouble printing these puzzles, you can download an Adobe Acrobat version of the puzzle). Find the grid for this puzzle here.

CLUES ANSWERS
A Yale expert will, in the end, mock this arrangement ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___            
185 32 83 16 44 142 172 159 182            
B Bring back the old synthetic fuel; it's a knockout! ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___                  
47 120 139 54 59 115                  
C Intrinsic to how Anna became one who aspires ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___                
101 64 98 130 147 175 184                
D Climbers holding gold keys ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___                
112 78 164 6 25 37 66                
E Frank is one smart guy, American to the core ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___                
4 68 11 116 126 61 165                
F Hardy heroine sets out ___ ___ ___ ___                      
49 17 137 153                      
G Helper was missing from wash--and a denim undone ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___          
13 55 134 163 128 91 97 72 107 192          
H Manifest through time ___ ___ ___ ___ ___                    
9 187 24 63 149                    
I Making chopped meat out of head of Murder, Inc., in middle of fight ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___                
46 15 22 108 94 60 174                
J Yours truly offers a cryptographic lead: "IT" replaces "H" in cipher ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___            
1 12 113 62 117 188 170 95 103            
K Synopsis of "Hot Times," by the sound of it ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___                
145 136 38 111 155 56 169                
L Steamers found in western Spanish market ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___                  
3 41 74 10 69 158                  
M Tighter engagement reported ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___                  
160 190 27 51 67 118                  
N Restoration of peace, man--it's free ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___          
7 20 35 48 89 65 148 179 99 138          
O In short, an old cigarette for Luciano, perhaps? ___ ___ ___ ___ ___                    
154 150 181 84 162                    
P Place in water? As you say, I intend to ___ ___ ___ ___                      
71 80 85 110                      
Q Vehicle youngster overturned--juvenile delinquent, perhaps ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___                  
156 5 140 131 40 76                  
R Broken heart: new era for China ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___        
34 43 127 81 109 141 173 178 29 92 152        
S Seventh Day Adventists' leader shot at--keep quiet about it ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___                
8 21 23 33 86 50 18                
T Food leads to olfactory and taste stimulation ___ ___ ___ ___                      
82 102 183 73                      
U Hoot if funny auto crashes, creating mystical source of energy (8,2,5) ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
58 191 176 2 180 114 143 36 100 135 53 123 19 31 171
V Tax sent masses reeling ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___          
124 28 45 52 30 189 57 167 88 122          
W An English dictionary found in law offices ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___              
132 70 119 93 39 79 151 106              
X I hear you: chat about onset of resentment is a form of communion ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___            
186 105 146 90 129 168 77 96 177            
Y Casanova capturing Trudy's heart, for an opening ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___                  
14 133 87 166 144 42                  
Z Makes little of schoolwork under discussion ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___                
125 157 75 121 161 26 104