Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 2, 2022

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

BILL NYE, EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE — Every knot is... its own little lesson in symmetry... —a microcosm of mathematical elegance. ... Like... equations, knots come in almost endless variations that may look superficially similar but have wildly different properties.

Full quote

Every knot is also its own little lesson in symmetry and distribution of forces — a microcosm of mathematical elegance. ... Like mathematical equations, knots come in almost endless variations that may look superficially similar but have wildly different properties.

Clues and answers

A.Withdraw, retire, lose (2 wds.)BOWOUT
B.Dental prosthesisIMPLANT
C.Sycophantic servantsLACKEYS
D.Like some notebooks and teas (hyph.)LOOSELEAF
E.Event involving a dark side (2 wds.)NEWMOON
F.Partisan of Richard IIIYORKIST
G."The Hollow Men" poetELIOT
H.Modern service whose invention is credited to Ray Tomlinson in 1971EMAIL
I.Clue's Mr. Boddy, for oneVICTIM
J.Collection of slipsERRATA
K.Type of wine with an accentROSE
L.BendYIELD
M.Drum beaten with the hands (hyph.)TOMTOM
N.Put one's thumb to use (3 wds.)HITCHARIDE
O.Put one's foot downINSIST
P.Leif Ericson, for oneNORSEMAN
Q.Ankle-length throwback of the miniskirt era (2 wds.)GRANNYDRESS
R.Raise to another levelAMPLIFY
S.By a happy stroke of fateLUCKILY
T.Ornithologist's record of birds sighted and identified (2 wds.)LIFELIST
U.Not waste a second (2 wds.)ACTFAST
V.Site of a seasonal drop (2 wds.)TIMESSQUARE
W.Bone-relatedOSTEAL
X.Monkees bandmate of Jones, Dolenz and TorkNESMITH
Y.Carnation (2 wds.)CLOVEPINK
Z.All tied upEVEN
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