Acrostic Solution for Sunday, November 8, 2020

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

KATIE MACK, (THE) END OF EVERYTHING — I love stories about time travel. ... (T)here's something appealing about the idea that we might somehow find a trick that will... allow us to step off this runaway train of "now" barreling inexorably toward some unknown fate.

Full quote

I love stories about time travel. It's easy to quibble about the physics of time machines or to balk at the various paradoxes that come up. But there's something appealing about the idea that we might somehow find a trick that will open up the past and future to our knowledge and intervention, to allow us to step off this runaway train of "now" barreling inexorably toward some unknown fate.

Clues and answers

A.Tony-winning musical set in old BaghdadKISMET
B.Surname on hundreds of sci-fi booksASIMOV
C.Rotating set piece in "Hamilton"TURNTABLE
D.Conditional expression for coders (hyph.)IFTHEN
E.Former, past, quondamERSTWHILE
F.Having real importance; songs or jokes, for an entertainerMATERIAL
G.Upshot, consequence; following calculus, say?AFTERMATH
H.Drink with a redundant name (2 wds.)CHAITEA
I.Shows abject obeisanceKOWTOWS
J.Posthuman race invented by H. G. WellsELOI
K.Round-the-clock, ceaselessNONSTOP
L.Cosmic curtainsDOOMSDAY
M.More than make up forOUTWEIGH
N.Survival game with a "Save the World" modeFORTNITE
O.Roll past, slip awayELAPSE
P.Golf, by its former name in the U.S. (2 wds.)VWRABBIT
Q.Constant, going on ad infinitumETERNAL
R.Tousle; manhandle (2 wds.)ROUGHUP
S.Vertical line around which a plane may pivot (2 wds.)YAWAXIS
T."Doctor Who" craft that looks like a police boxTARDIS
U.Orotund, lofty (hyph.)HIGHFLOWN
V.Like some rafts, dolls and castlesINFLATABLE
W.Unit of force more or less equivalent to that exerted by an appleNEWTON
X.Do a series of road shows (3 wds.)GOONTOUR
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