Acrostic Solution for Sunday, February 17, 2019

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(LORRIE) MOORE, SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE — I have... a hard time getting people to go to the movies with me. ... I am interested in the... grapplings of Eros and Thanatos as performed, attractively, by young people. Such dramas comprise a kind of middle-aged pornography... .

Full quote

I will admit up front that I have often had a hard time getting people to go to the movies with me. My taste in movies is not a completely inexplicable thing, though perhaps I should insist preemptively that it is, so as not to tempt someone's brutally analytical eye. I am interested in the cinematic grapplings of Eros and Thanatos as performed, attractively, by young people. Such dramas comprise a kind of middle-aged pornography,

Clues and answers

A.2004 teen comedy starring Lindsay Lohan (2 wds.)MEANGIRLS
B.Pollyanna Whittier's attitudeOPTIMISM
C.Frank in stating one's opinionsOUTSPOKEN
D.Tired version of a previous work ... or a certain tireRETREAD
E.Sandra Bullock, to Ryan Reynolds in "The Proposal"EMPLOYER
F.Bounce difficult for an infielder to snag (2 wds.)SHORTHOP
G.Seek intel in a covert operationEAVESDROP
H.Possessing zippo zipENERVATED
I.Quite large, as an amount of moneyWHOPPING
J.Ridgemont or Rydell, in pictures (2 wds.)HIGHSCHOOL
K.Lie basking in the sunAPRICATE
L.Ability of Edward Cullen in "The Twilight Saga"TELEPATHY
M.Stylized altercation in 1939's "The Women"CATFIGHT
N.Princess player in "Enchanted" (2 wds.)AMYADAMS
O.Fish tank fish with distinctive coloration (2 wds.)NEONTETRA
P.What Oscar the Grouch is often found in (2 wds.)BADMOOD
Q.Tragedian who wrote "Medea"EURIPIDES
R.Donkey's lover in "Shrek"DRAGON
S.Restricted from entrance or use (hyph.)OFFLIMITS
T.Psychological bias of a curmudgeon NEGATIVITY
U.What Cher and Danny Aiello are in "Moonstruck"ENGAGED
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