Solution to Integra Acrostic #18

A. CHICKASAWS
B. HAMMY
C. ANKLET
D. RAWHIDE
E. LESSENING
F. ODDNESS
G. TWENTY
H. THEDA
I. EARWIG
J. BLOCKHEADS
K. RUNNING
L. ORWELL
M. NEWMAN
N. THRUSH
O. EXAMINED
P. PEJORATIVE
Q. REHASH
R. OFFENDED
S. FOUGHT
T. EAGLETON
U. SHAWNEES
V. STEALTH
W. OSTRICH
X. RENNET

… [F]emale charms are like tapestry hangings, of which the wrong side is continually turned towards him; and even when he sees the smooth, neat external surface he … well knows what knots … and jagged ends are behind … — Charlotte Brontë, [The] Professor