Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 19, 2020

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

WILL CUPPY, THE GREAT BUSTARD — The desire to romp with Lions when they are seen bounding across their native heath appears to be widespread... . It is difficult to take bounding animals seriously, but if one doesn't, they are likely to have the last laugh.

Clues and answers

A.Alternate title for "Mbube," also its refrainWIMOWEH
B.Make one's way around a chain, say (hyph.)ISLANDHOP
C.Singer with the 1990s hits "Stay" and "I Do" (2 wds.)LISALOEB
D.Paper flierLEAFLET
E.Creator of Aslan and the world of Narnia (3 wds.)CSLEWIS
F.End result, final outcomeUPSHOT
G.Arrangement involving every characterPANGRAM
H.Stuck firmly in placePLANTED
I.Comedy bash, hoot and a halfYUKFEST
J.Seeming to make sense, though unprovenTHEORETIC
K.Participants in an annual puzzle event at M.I.T.HUNTERS
L.Huge Namibian national park and game reserveETOSHA
M.Partially caught up to (2 wds.)GAINEDON
N.Shoe company named for an antelopeREEBOK
O.Canine pairEYETEETH
P.Job requirement for most actorsAUDITION
Q.Thataway, in yon directionTHITHER
R.Chums, mates, palsBUDDIES
S.Place attended by aspirants to some degreeUNIVERSITY
T.What a Texas hold 'em player might call "candy canes"SEVENS
U.Deep and rasping, as a growlTHROATY
V.Genre that combines fuji music and highlife with American funk and jazzAFROBEAT
W.Reaction to cat dander, for someRHINITIS
X.Oblique line; biasedDIAGONAL
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