Acrostic Solution for Sunday, February 16, 2020

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

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(ANDREW SEAN) GREER, THE STORY OF A MARRIAGE — Young people are inept at love; it is like being given a flying machine, and you leap inside, ready to set off as you've always dreamed, yet you don't have the first notion of how to make it start, much less how to move it.

Clues and answers

A.Having special talentsGIFTED
B.Author of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard"ROWLING
C.Catch as Spidey mightENMESH
D.Orbit (2 wds.)EYESOCKET
E.Moon of Saturn; flightless birdRHEA
F.Musical comedy with Astaire and Rogers (2 wds.)TOPHAT
G.Desperado's denHIDEAWAY
H.Unwanted plant? (2 wds.)ENEMYSPY
I.80 feet of wire in a two-inch spiralSLINKY
J.Like a plot full of surprisesTWISTY
K.Well-endowed territory? (2 wds.)OILFIELD
L.Leo ____, humorist who wrote "The Joys of Yiddish"ROSTEN
M."Hey, anyone home?!" (hyph.)YOOHOO
N.Good thing for a chef to have on hand (2 wds.)OVENMITT
O.Flight takerFUGITIVE
P.What the Wright brothers pioneered inAVIATION
Q.Mob guyMAFIOSO
R.Bugle call bringing troops togetherASSEMBLY
S.Rodeo or ranch eventROUNDUP
T.Do some home improvementRENOVATE
U.Starry-eyed and swoonyINFATUATED
V.Dangerous arrival from aboveAVALANCHE
W.2017 horror/satire directed by Jordan Peele (2 wds.)GETOUT
X.Became running mates?ELOPED
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