Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 21, 2018

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

CHARLES D'AMBROSIO, LOITERING — Gray whales don't look especially dirigible. You'd hate to have to park one. They have a lumpy crudeness of design, a banged-up body... ugly mouth and... a color that seems to come from a supply of government surplus paint... .

Full quote

Gray whales don't look especially dirigible. You'd hate to have to park one. They have a lumpy crudeness of design, a banged-up body and a crimped ugly mouth and a dented snout, a color that seems to come from a supply of government surplus paint, ...

Clues and answers

A.Attractive, but a bit too preciousCUTESY
B.Pitching aid in a rural settingHAYFORK
C.Show one's appreciation, in a wayAPPLAUD
D.Gymnastics event; stock at a jeweler'sRINGS
E.1651 book on statecraft from the pen of Thomas HobbesLEVIATHAN
F.Scientific study of animal behaviorETHOLOGY
G.Counterpart to an isthmusSTRAIT
H.Benefit in some insurance plansDENTAL
I.Now, never or alwaysADVERB
J.Hue named for the mallow flowerMAUVE
K.Source of a spout at seaBLOWHOLE
L.Puzzle that may have pluses and minusesREBUS
M.CounterbalanceOFFSET
N.Harmonious creationSYMPHONY
O.Third word of a novel of 1851ISHMAEL
P.Name of Quint's boat in "Jaws"ORCA
Q.Morally loose, slightly decadentLOUCHE
R.Contrary; not in favorOPPOSED
S.Taken and held in legal custodyIMPOUNDED
T.Author who asked "What is art?"TOLSTOY
U.Successful job applicantEMPLOYEE
V.The worse for wearRAGGEDY
W.Giant lizard of the Jurassic PeriodIGUANODON
X.Home to Ahab and StarbuckNANTUCKET
Y.Genus with Risso's dolphin as its only speciesGRAMPUS
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