Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 15, 2017

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(AISHA) TYLER, SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS — Here's the thing. I am uniquely, and occasionally quite stupidly, fearless. I have never been... truly afraid. ... I like to shoot first and ask questions about why there is a bullet lodged deeply in my own foot much, much later.

Full quote

Here's the thing. I am uniquely, and occasionally quite stupidly, fearless. I have never been afraid. Well, not truly afraid. I have had moments of trepidation, acted tentatively on occasion. Tiptoed toward my fate timorously, doubts creeping, internal alarms blaring. Occasionally, I exercise a bit of caution. But more often, and to my sustained chagrin, I run sprinting toward my own demise, without consideration or forethought. I like to shoot first and ask questions about why there is a bullet lodged deeply in my own foot much, much later.

Clues and answers

A.Tune that Pee-wee Herman danced to in "Pee-wee's Big Adventure"TEQUILA
B.Artful use of pitch changesYODELING
C.The lightest of metalsLITHIUM
D.Not fixed; band of clothiers?ELASTIC
E.E. L. Doctorow novel featuring a pianistRAGTIME
F.What some people do to think?SHUDDER
G.Pop fly or routine grounder to first (2 wds.)EASYOUT
H.Contents of a doggie bagLEFTOVERS
I.Act as a casting director? (hyph.)FLYFISH
J.Crossword puzzle attributeINTERLOCK
K.Observer getting no help (2 wds.)NAKEDEYE
L.Group of seemingly random collaborators (2 wds.)FLASHMOB
M.Since a little while backLATELY
N.Make do with what's on handIMPROVISE
O.Tending to exclude outsidersCLIQUISH
P.Important figure in horse racingTRAINER
Q."The Great," for exampleEPITHET
R.Iowa city named for a Québécois pioneerDUBUQUE
S.LoadedWEALTHY
T.Noteworthy number at certain stationsOCTANE
U.Still resolute despite hardshipsUNBOWED
V.World capital located on the island of New ProvidenceNASSAU
W.Gale known for blowing out of KansasDOROTHY
X.Longest river in IrelandSHANNON
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