Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 7, 2021

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

MELISSA DAHL, CRINGEWORTHY — Perhaps you've heard of the reminiscence bump, a term psychologists use to describe the way... episodes... that occur between... ten and thirty tend to be recalled more vividly than those that occur earlier or later in life.

Clues and answers

A.Parts of orchestral works; army actions MOVEMENTS
B.Total fiasco, in modern lingo (2 wds.)EPICFAIL
C.Signaler from Old North Church in "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"LANTERN
D.Cold items from a tray (2 wds.)ICECUBES
E.Easy mark, pushover, patsy (2 wds.)SOFTTOUCH
F.Ideal condition for motorists to be inSOBRIETY
G.Cannonball recorded for listenersADDERLEY
H.Sufi counterpart of an ecstatic ShakerDERVISH
I.Diplomat with an accentATTACHE
J.Was taken for a ride?HITCHED
K.Like the bite of a king cobraLETHAL
L.Cakes cooked in rings on a griddleCRUMPETS
M.Not absolute; dependent on a comparisonRELATIVE
N.Plan of a journeyITINERARY
O.Peachy source of antioxidantsNECTARINE
P.Ones blamed for malfunctions and lost itemsGREMLINS
Q.Country granting political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian AssangeECUADOR
R."Oh, what's the point of trying?" (2 wds.)WHYBOTHER
S.Chose not to be involved (2 wds.)OPTEDOUT
T.Answer, acknowledgmentRESPONSE
U.Units in ScoutingTROOPS
V.Breeding groundHOTBED
W.Stereotypical Wild West whoop (hyph.)YEEHAW
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