Acrostic Solution for Sunday, December 6, 2020

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


RICHARD RHODES, HEDY'S FOLLY — Lamarr was an inventor. … It annoyed her deeply, however, that few people saw beyond her beauty to her intelligence. "Any girl can be glamorous," she famously and acidly said. "All you have to do is stand still and look stupid."

Clues and answers

A.Bright and shinyRADIANT
B.Land that flies ?this flag (3 wds.)ISLEOFMAN
C.Police officer, in BritainCONSTABLE
D.Moving by pogo stick, for exampleHOPPING
E.Game of Black Knights and Midshipmen (hyph.)ARMYNAVY
F.Recipient of a Zagat reviewRESTAURANT
G.Not likely to be on timeDAWDLING
H."Happy Trails" singer (2 wds.)ROYROGERS
I.Secret fort or love nestHIDEAWAY
J.Served separately (3 wds.)ONTHESIDE
K.Role for this puzzle's subject that's distressing?DELILAH
L.Subject of an opening on Oscar nightENVELOPE
M.Undervalue (2 wds.)SELLSHORT
N.Out of control, as a malfunctioning deviceHAYWIRE
O.Authorized, qualified; privileged ENTITLED
P.State that interferes with therapyDENIAL
Q.Amusement that exploits rotational energy (hyph.)YOYO
R.Originally, a trail or track; now, the one who follows itSLEUTH
S.Figure associated with Mann, Marlowe, Mamet and GoetheFAUST
T.Wet floor? (2 wds.)OCEANBED
U.Recourse during a pandemicLOCKDOWN
V.Tabletop items with psychedelic appeal (2 wds.)LAVALAMPS
W.Platform bought by Google in 2006 for $1.65 billionYOUTUBE
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