Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 31, 2021

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

MARYN MCKENNA, BIG CHICKEN — Antibiotics... created the conditions that allowed... us to turn a skittish, active backyard bird into a fast-growing, slow-moving, docile block of protein, as muscle-bound and top-heavy as a bodybuilder in a kids' cartoon.

Full quote

Antibiotics do not create blandness, but they created the conditions that allowed chicken to be bland, allowing us to turn a skittish, active backyard bird into a fast-growing, slow-moving, docile block of protein, as muscle-bound and top-heavy as a bodybuilder in a kids' cartoon.

Clues and answers

A.Spinster hen in animated Warner Bros. features (2 wds.)MISSPRISSY
B.Washed up, possiblyASHORE
C.Branch of science whose name was coined by Isaac AsimovROBOTICS
D.Potato cultivar known for its eye-free skin and yellowish flesh (2 wds.)YUKONGOLD
E.Chuck Berry hit mentioning a "coffee-colored Cadillac"NADINE
F.Betty who wrote "The Egg and I"MACDONALD
G.Reverse numberingCOUNTDOWN
H.Unit equal to about 1.34 horsepowerKILOWATT
I.English king central to the Wars of the Roses (2 wds.)EDWARDIV
J.Pronouncement that may confer freedom (2 wds.)NOTGUILTY
K.Wink or blinkNICTITATE
L.Major-league team that played in the first domed sports stadiumASTROS
M.Safe room? (2 wds.)BANKVAULT
N.Do some broodingINCUBATE
O.Metamorphic rock that's typically bandedGNEISS
P.Slangy state of conspiracyCAHOOTS
Q.Chris ____, astronaut who sang "Space Oddity" in orbitHADFIELD
R.Designed to resist clumsy misuse (hyph.)IDIOTPROOF
S.Ultrasonic sound user found on a ceiling (2 wds.)CAVEBAT
T.Variety of cabbage with a turnip-shaped edible stemKOHLRABI
U.Drop-off at the beach? (2 wds.)EBBTIDE
V.Dulling senses and killing painNARCOTIC
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