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Solution for Acrostic Puzzle #7--May 2003

I must go down to the sea again, / Where the billows romp and reel. / So all I ask is a large ship / That rides on an even keel. / And a mild breeze and a broad deck / With a slight list to leeward, / And a clean chair in a snug nook, / And a nice, kind steward.
Arthur Guiterman: "Sea Chill"

  1. A+DON+IS
  2. REESTABLISH (anagram)
  3. TALKATIVE (anagram)
  4. HEADGEAR
  5. UNDER THE TABLE (2 meanings)
  6. RAZE (homophone)
  7. GRANDEE (anagram)
  8. UNWINDS (hidden)
  9. ILL WILL
  10. TASKMASTERS (anagram)
  11. ENCHILADA (anagram)
  12. RIB-TICK+LING
  13. MOANED (anagram)
  14. APOSTROPHE (anagram)
  15. NA+N+KING
  16. SHAD+(v)OWED
  17. END+OWED
  18. ART+H+(c)RITIC
  19. CAKES AND ALE (anagram)
  20. H+OOSEG+OW
  21. INDIA+NA
  22. LAW(MA)N
  23. LOOSE (Luce homophone)

The title of this work seems to be in question. Two or three solvers gave it as "Sea Child" or "Seachild" (which would throw off the final clue answer, causing it to start with D rather than L). Because there is the possibility that my source contained a typo, I have considered all versions to be correct.--Accipiter

Congratulations to the following solvers, listed in the order in which Accipiter received their solutions:
  1. Herb Fish
  2. Rick Kasten
  3. Bob Colonna
  4. Tonly Greanias
  5. Judy Adamski
  6. Charlie Jacobsen
  7. Carolyn Roosevelt
  8. Mary Lyndal Nyberg
  9. Thomas Wilson
  10. Arthur Schless
  11. Stan Francuz
  12. Andrew Silikovitz
  13. Robert M. and Carolyn G. Smith
  14. Jim McNally
  15. David Durfee
  16. Michael Engber
  17. Matthew Field
  18. William Lane
  19. Anita and Ed Stejskal
  20. Phyllis Rosen
  21. Mike Geselowitz
  22. Paul Noack
  23. Dick Plotz
  24. Jonathan Belsky
  25. S. Venkatraghavan
  26. Norma Ensner
  27. Elaine Woontner
  28. Elaine Cullinan
  29. Eliot Kieval
  30. Kiki Neely
  31. Mark S. Manasse