Acrostic Solution for Sunday, October 9, 2022

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

REBECCA WRAGG SYKES, KINDRED -- Larger and deeper-set eyes gazed out from a face whose nose and mouth seemed pulled forwards, but with swept-back cheekbones. Framing all this were magnificent... brow ridges... . [T]he brain inside... was just as big... as your own.

Full quote

Larger and deeper-set eyes gazed out from a face whose nose and mouth seemed pulled forwards, but with swept-back cheekbones. Framing all this were magnificent arched brow ridges; nor centrally separated like your brows, and much more imposing. But the brain inside — controlling those eyes staring intently back at you — was just as big and deliberating as your own.

Clues and answers

A.Engines imparting thrust to missilesRAMJETS
B.Old-fashioned word for "hungry"ESURIENT
C.Spot for some sudsBREWPUB
D."That's all folks" for Mel Blanc, e.g.EPITAPH
E.Paper foldsCREASES
F.Frequent subjects of Frederic Remington paintingsCOWBOYS
G.Device emitting a fine sprayATOMIZER
H."Cinghiale" on Italian menus (2 wds.)WILDBOAR
I.Kitchen patrol jobRINSING
J.Chilling, say (2 wds.)ATEASE
K.British city where the first international football match was held, 1872GLASGOW
L.Popular carnival prize that's aliveGOLDFISH
M.Debut's opposite (2 wds.)SWANSONG
N.Cameroon's capitalYAOUNDE
O.Hard to untie, sayKNOTTED
P.Player of Andy Bernard on "The Office" (2 wds.)EDHELMS
Q.Shade tree that drops prickly pods (2 wds.)SWEETGUM
R.Mama's wear in "A Visit From St. Nicholas"KERCHIEF
S.Film of 1984 featuring the quote's subjectICEMAN
T.Like the quote's subjectNEANDERTHAL
U.Made to look puny in comparisonDWARFED
V.Claptrap, bunkum, hogwashRUBBISH
W.Cajun or Creole stew cooked in a covered panETOUFFEE
X.Attracts; stalematesDRAWS
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