Solution to Initial Impressions

Author: David Wilson

Each phrase clues a person who is frequently referred to by two initials and a surname. Furthermore, each clue contains an anagram of that person's name with one letter changed. The original letters from the people's names read out HE WROTE OF ANIMALS. By the same transform, ANIMALS becomes the answer: AA MILNE.

Once banned, his famous book is cleared nowD. H. LawrenceHLady Chatterly's Lover
He had some reformist views on British-Indian relationsE. M. ForsterEA Passage to India
He cashed in on Wall StreetD. E. ShawW
Popular author, at least in middle schoolR. L. StineR
A Kipling title is partially reused by himT. S. EliotOThe Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
He knew the joy of a racing victoryA. J. FoytT
You know who spun this web; it's right there in his titleE. B. WhiteECharlotte's Web
An often-quoted satirist, he's a pure jokerP. J. O'RourkeO
His most famous work met with frigid reception in some circles due to its racist perspectiveD. W. GriffithFBirth of a Nation
Audiences respond not just to his bold directing style, but his flawed, often desperate charactersP. T. AndersonA
An odd fact is that she's written for three different Star Trek series (or up to five, depending on how you count)D. C. FontanaNWrote for TOS, TNG, DS9...and the animated series and Phase II
His readers know what the significance of the sword is, even if the character doesn't at the timeT. H. WhiteIThe Once and Future King
You won't be seeing much capitalization from himE. E. CummingsM
He wound up hating his WW2 poem, but that didn't stop it from becoming famousW. H. AudenASeptember 1, 1939
His jackets enable people to hike in the winterL. L. BeanL
He'd always be frank in his behavioral analysesB. F. SkinnerS