Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 25, 2018

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

GYLES BRANDRETH, WORD PLAY — Aegilops... is the longest word whose letters are... in alphabetical order. Seven-letter words with this property include beefily and billowy. Six-letter words include... accent, access, almost, biopsy, bijoux,... chintz and effort.

Full quote

Aegilops, with eight letters, is the longest word whose letters are arranged in alphabetical order. Seven-letter words with this property include beefily and billowy. Six-letter words include abhors, accent, access, almost, biopsy, bijoux, billow, chintz and effort.

Clues and answers

A."____ means boy" (line from a waitress in "Pulp Fiction")GARCON
B.Dice game similar to KismetYAHTZEE
C.Rival of Tetley and TwiningsLIPTON
D.What a red card leads toEJECTION
E.Loosely woven silk productSPIDERWEB
F.Wild drinking spreesBENDERS
G.Bounces off the wallsRICOCHETS
H.Given to thrusting oneself forwardASSERTIVE
I.Number one lover?NARCISSIST
J.Subject of Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"DAFFODILS
K.Thin, delicate wrapping for a spring roll (2 wds.)RICEPAPER
L.Outstanding, of surpassing worthEXCELLENT
M.Fire-starting kit; powder kegTINDERBOX
N.Strongly caffeinated, as coffee (hyph.)HIGHTEST
O."Now, looky what we've got here!" (2 wds.)WELLWELL
P.Land from which most Americans emigrated (2 wds.)OLDWORLD
Q.Court comebackREBUTTAL
R.Feeling blue, crestfallenDOWNCAST
S.Move stealthily; shrink from commitmentPUSSYFOOT
T.Too-too pure, perhaps (hyph.)LILYWHITE
U.Member of the category cited in this puzzle's quotationABHORS
V."I'll do whatever" (3 wds.)YOUNAMEIT
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