Acrostic Solution for Sunday, December 22, 2019

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(CHARLES) DICKENS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL — "I don't know what to do!" cried Scrooge... . "I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy, I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!"

Full quote

“I don’t know what to do!” cried Scrooge, laughing and crying in the same breath; and making a perfect Laocoön of himself with his stockings. “I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world. Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!”

Clues and answers

A.Bond for a timeDALTON
B.UnrealIMAGINARY
C.Gingham cloth with a colored warpCHAMBRAY
D.Name of a river, forest and mountain range in CaliforniaKLAMATH
E.Pilot, for example; bout of an illnessEPISODE
F.Sainted bishop called "the Wonderworker"NICHOLAS
G.People who share a craftSHIPMATES
H.Void, as a law; avoid, as a dutyABROGATE
I.Far from doughtyCOWARDLY
J.Susan ____, Best Actress Oscar winner for 1958's "I Want to Live!"HAYWARD
K.Landing spots for SantaROOFTOPS
L.Practically opposite? (2 wds.)INTHEORY
M.Turn blueSADDEN
N.Punishment for a naughty totTIMEOUT
O.Provider of many openings (2 wds.)MASTERKEY
P.Player of Claus in the movie "Elf"ASNER
Q.Computer programs gathering covert infoSPYWARE
R.Winning qualityCHARISMA
S.Road challenge (2 wds.)AWAYGAME
T.Gas of concern to a home inspectorRADON
U.Off work and traveling, as Brits would say (2 wds.)ONHOLIDAY
V.City whose name is Spanish for "the meadows" (2 wds.)LASVEGAS
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