Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 7, 2018

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

ELINOR DEWIRE, [THE] FUNKY CHICKEN — I suppose I'm a bit eccentric with my chickenpalooza kitchen. A giant resin rooster perches over my oven. My whimsical flying hen clock with her fried egg pendulum ticks rhythmically from the wall. Tick, tock, cluck, clock.

Full quote

I suppose I'm one of the oddball types, a bit eccentric with my chickenpalooza kitchen all decorated with roosters, hens, and chicks. They stare from shelves and corners, from walls and countertops, from inside glass-windowed cupboards. A giant resin rooster perches on the cabinet over my oven. A hen and her three chicks, fashioned from bent barbed wire, trail along the top of a doorway. My whimsical flying hen clock with her fried egg pendulum ticks rhythmically from the pantry wall. Tick, tock, cluck, clock.

Clues and answers

A.Small, nocturnal scorpion-eating bird (2 wds.)ELFOWL
B.Demonstrating munificenceLAVISH
C.Getting every little detail rightIMPECCABLY
D.Spice used in custards and piesNUTMEG
E.Produce roe, e.g.OVIPOSIT
F.Brick laid on its narrow side with one end exposedROWLOCK
G.Wonton, pierogi, knaidel or rivelDUMPLING
H.Author of "Lassie Come-Home," 1940 (2 wds.)ERICKNIGHT
I.Tormented soul, pitiable sortWRETCH
J.Fish-related, piscineICHTHYIC
K.Having a pressing need?RUMPLY
L.Film used to shoot "Earthrise" from Apollo 8EKTACHROME
M.Some antique pens, essentiallyFEATHERS
N.Raise the spirits of, inspireUPLIFT
O."The sister of Alchemy," per LeonardoNECROMANCY
P.Instrumentalist in a Jewish ensembleKLEZMER
Q.White-coated supplier of nourishmentYOLK
R.Persons of Mexican descentCHICANOS
S.Wood used in ax handlesHICKORY
T.Low-fat frozen dessert (2 wds.)ICEMILK
U.Announcement at the start of a band's tour (2 wds.)CONCERTDATES
V.Black velvet paintings, garden gnomes, etc.KITSCH
W.Part of the White House built above a bunker (2 wds.)EASTWING
X.Recess for a statueNICHE
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