Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 2, 2016

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

STEVE HELY, THE WONDER TRAIL — Australians respect nothing except the epic and ridiculous, because that is the nature of the native animals of their homeland. Wherever you go in the world, you will find Australians being preposterous. I love them.

Clues and answers

A.Wanderer in OzSWAGMAN
B.Actress in "Mad Max: Fury Road"THERON
C.Life-support system?ECOSPHERE
D.Having good moralsVIRTUOUS
E.QuintessenceEPITOME
F.Stereotypes of the '60sHIPPIES
G.Spiny, toothless, burrowing monotremesECHIDNAS
H.Pass over (2 wds.)LEAVEOUT
I.Miss (2 wds.)YOUNGLADY
J.SpeculatorTHEORIST
K.Render incapable of taking actionHANDCUFF
L.No longer with usEXTINCT
M.Cousins of kangaroosWALLABIES
N.In a precarious position (3 wds.)ONTHINICE
O.Endangered denizens of eucalypt forestsNUMBATS
P.Bum, can, bootyDERRIERE
Q.Creative force in an organism that is responsible for growth and change, from French (2 wds.)ELANVITAL
R.Gave a loud warningROARED
S.Residence in a rowTOWNHOUSE
T.Cassowary or emuRATITE
U.D'Artagnan companionATHOS
V.Notoriety (2 wds.)ILLREPUTE
W.One of the planet's oldest living vertebrates LUNGFISH
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