Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 1, 2017

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(SY) MONTGOMERY, (THE) SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS — Here is an animal with venom like a snake, a beak like a parrot, and ink like an old-fashioned pen. It can... stretch as long as a car, yet it can pour its baggy, boneless body through an opening the size of an orange.

Full quote

But what I did know intrigued me. Here is an animal with venom like a snake, a beak like a parrot, and ink like an old-fashioned pen. It can weigh as much as a man and stretch as long as a car, yet it can pour its baggy, boneless body through an opening the size of an orange. It can change color and shape.

Clues and answers

A.Way of thinking about thingsMINDSET
B.Home city in "Moneyball"OAKLAND
C.Star-studded display (2 wds.)NIGHTSKY
D.Things guinea pigs lackTAILS
E.It's measured from E to F (2 wds.)GASTANK
F.Flowing very graduallyOOZING
G."Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a ____" (Napoleon)MISTAKE
H.Fine for a messEDIBLE
I.Stick in one's crawRANKLE
J.Bad sign for a raconteurYAWN
K.Put aboard a ship by forceSHANGHAI
L.Sunroof or heated seats, maybeOPTION
M.Great turbulence in the social orderUPHEAVAL
N.Tourist locale just east of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2 wds.)LABREA
O."What a noble mind is here o'erthrown!" speakerOPHELIA
P.Red Sox Nation, e.g. (2 wds.)FANBASE
Q.AntediluvianANCIENT
R.Bean, nut, noodleNOGGIN
S.Aquiline : eagle :: struthious : ____OSTRICH
T.Compound derived from the pigment Prussian blueCYANIDE
U.Poem that starts "I think that I shall never see ..."TREES
V.Second-largest moon of UranusOBERON
W.Expression not easily interpreted (2 wds.)POKERFACE
X.Stuff in bowling balls and skateboard wheelsURETHANE
Y.Finder of whales and shipwrecksSONAR
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