Solution to Corbis Crostic #15

A. PRAIRIE
B. EXPLOSIVE
C. RUN LATE
D. EFFORTLESS
E. LITCHFIELD
F. MAMMATUS
G. AVANT-GARDE
H. NICOTINE
I. BREAKFAST
J. ICHTHYOLOGIST
K. LAPP
L. ENVOY
M. OSHKOSH
N. NARROW
O. THRUSH
P. HIGHLIGHT
Q. EDDA
R. NAPHTHA
S. IRRADIATED
T. LIVEN
U. EDIFICATION

In his suit of snowy drill, a linen cap rakishly tilted back on his head in the fashion of the great racing driver, Ralph di Palma, he might have stepped straight out of a four-color laxative advertisement. — [S.J.] Perelman, Bile on the Nile