Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 24, 2019

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

LAURA SHAPIRO, WHAT SHE ATE — Biography... tends to honor the old-fashioned custom of keeping a polite distance from food. We're meant to read the lives of important people as if they never... took a coffee break, or stopped for a hot dog on the street... .

Full quote

Biography as it's traditionally practiced still tends to honor the old-fashioned custom of keeping a polite distance from food. We're meant to read the lives of important people as if they never bothered with breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or took a coffee break, or stopped for a hot dog on the street... .

Clues and answers

A.Make a favorable impression (2 wds.)LOOKGOOD
B.What is often sharpened preprandiallyAPPETITE
C.Drop socially, in a wayUNFRIEND
D.Anagram, ironically, of "vote loser"ROOSEVELT
E.Subject and title of a chapter of "Moby-Dick"AMBERGRIS
F.Went from adamant to amenableSOFTENED
G.Rooftop evidence of Santa's visit?HOOFPRINT
H.What follows a disasterAFTERMATH
I.Blithely dismiss (hyph.)POOHPOOH
J.Percentage of earningsINTEREST
K.Song with a "sock-it-to-me" refrainRESPECT
L.Pillar that usually stands aloneOBELISK
M.Warned not to approach, usually from a ways away (2 wds.)WAVEDOFF
N.Apprise of a prize, e.g.?HOMOPHONE
O.Dessert of espresso poured over ice creamAFFOGATO
P.Running time? (2 wds.)TRACKMEET
Q.Put the kibosh onSTIFLED
R.Beset with a jinxHOODOOED
S.One of the winemaking GallosERNEST
T.Get toATTAIN
U.Outstanding Olympian of 1912 or 2000THORPE
V.Images that are pretty but lacking in depth (2 wds.)EYECANDY
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