By Charles Steinhardt
Answer: EXAM GRADE

The five groups of clues is each missing a word in their titles. Adding the missing words gives the slightly more helpful titles:

• (JUST)ICE LEAGUE
• MIND(READ)ERS
• I’VE BEEN (EVERY)WHERE
• (FIFTH) OF NOVEMBER
• ADD A (LETTER)

With this extra information and some help from the requirements of the acrostic, the clues can be solved (with alphabetized answers):

ICE LEAGUE
A. Member
B
72
A
20
T
43
M
33
A
36
N
163
B. Member (2 words)
G
145
R
159
E
125
E
98
N
4
L
16
A
121
N
78
T
88
E
165
R
113
N
74
C. Member
S
102
U
90
P
17
E
151
R
45
M
65
A
54
N
116
D. Member
V
142
I
24
X
130
E
112
N
42
MINDERS
E. On a spaceship (2 words)
C
166
O
2
U
101
N
46
S
30
E
118
L
96
O
89
R
138
T
80
R
156
O
68
I
19
F. On stage
D
160
U
97
N
25
N
51
I
103
N
55
G
117
E
15
R
81
G. On the phone (2 words)
M
140
I
129
S
164
S
37
C
83
L
154
E
34
O
50
H. In Pegasus
W
35
R
119
A
47
I
143
T
5
H
111
S
146
I’VE BEEN WHERE
I. MA
B
95
O
158
S
85
T
27
O
109
N
126
J. WV
C
104
H
10
A
155
R
23
L
134
E
44
S
161
T
110
O
58
N
122
K. OK
T
131
U
22
L
53
S
75
A
106
L. US
W
3
A
52
S
120
H
18
I
29
N
62
G
94
T
137
O
141
N
107
OF NOVEMBER
M. What
G
26
U
70
N
8
P
9
O
64
W
157
D
56
E
133
R
128
N. Who (2 words)
G
152
U
77
Y
87
F
67
A
135
W
7
K
84
E
66
S
99
O. Where
L
12
O
6
N
144
D
59
O
76
N
93
P. Instruction
R
61
E
149
M
100
E
40
M
148
B
86
E
139
R
91
Q. Branded as
T
169
R
69
A
73
I
92
T
38
O
147
R
150
ADD A
R. ADDHS
D
123
A
82
S
136
H
132
E
168
D
21
S. AHHHIS
H
124
A
13
S
108
H
39
I
162
S
114
H
63
T. DIIMRU
I
32
R
71
I
49
D
79
I
115
U
153
M
57
U. DHIR
T
48
H
28
I
11
R
167
D
127
V. DDEIT
T
31
I
41
D
14
I
105
E
60
D
1

The missing words form an instruction, `JUST READ EVERY FIFTH LETTER`, which can be applied to the completed acrostic grid. Here is the completed grid, with every fifth letter highlighted:

 1 D V 2 O E 3 W L 4 N B 5 T H 6 O O 7 W N 8 N M 9 P M 10 H J 11 I U 12 L O 13 A S 14 D V 15 E F 16 L B 17 P C 18 H L 19 I E 20 A A 21 D R 22 U K 23 R J 24 I D 25 N F 26 G M 27 T I 28 H U 29 I L 30 S E 31 T V 32 I T 33 M A 34 E G 35 W H 36 A A 37 S G 38 T Q 39 H S 40 E P 41 I V 42 N D 43 T A 44 E J 45 R C 46 N E 47 A H 48 T U 49 I T 50 O G 51 N F 52 A L 53 L K 54 A C 55 N F 56 D M 57 M T 58 O J 59 D O 60 E V 61 R P 62 N L 63 H S 64 O M 65 M C 66 E N 67 F N 68 O E 69 R Q 70 U M 71 R T 72 B A 73 A Q 74 N B 75 S K 76 O O 77 U N 78 N B 79 D T 80 T E 81 R F 82 A R 83 C G 84 K N 85 S I 86 B P 87 Y N 88 T B 89 O E 90 U C 91 R P 92 I Q 93 N O 94 G L 95 B I 96 L E 97 U F 98 E B 99 S N 100 M P 101 U E 102 S C 103 I F 104 C J 105 I V 106 A K 107 N L 108 S S , 109 O I 110 T J 111 H H 112 E D 113 R B 114 S S 115 I T 116 N C 117 G F 118 E E 119 R H 120 S L , 121 A B 122 N J 123 D R 124 H S 125 E B 126 N I 127 D U 128 R M 129 I G 130 X D , 131 T K 132 H R 133 E M 134 L J 135 A N 136 S R 137 T L 138 R E 139 E P 140 M G 141 O L 142 V D 143 I H 144 N O 145 G B 146 S H 147 O Q 148 M P 149 E P 150 R Q 151 E C 152 G N 153 U T 154 L G 155 A J 156 R E 157 W M 158 O I 159 R B 160 D F 161 S J 162 I S 163 N A 164 S G 165 E B 166 C E 167 R U 168 E R 169 T Q .

Reading the highlighted letters yields ```THE ANSWER ONE MUST SUBMIT IS EXAM GRADE```.