Acrostic Solution for Sunday, February 21, 2016

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


MARGARET (LAZARUS) DEAN, LEAVING ORBIT — I love the language of spaceflight: the go and the no-go, the translunar injection burn, the nod and the twang. The names Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. The sonorousness of the... acronym NASA. These are the sounds of dreams.

Clues and answers

A.Contents of some booksMATCHES
B."Dime," to a basketball playerASSIST
C.Where a vaquero does his workRANCHO
E.Part of a beetle or a BeetleANTENNA
G.Prescribe, or proscribeENJOIN
H.Feature of a bowling ballTHUMBHOLE
I.Place for a partner in disfavorDOGHOUSE
J.Taken for a meal by an amoeba, sayENGULFED
K.Turn radio sets to asteroids, e.g.ANAGRAM
L.Destination of a Christian pilgrimNAZARETH
M.End of a countdownLIFTOFF
N.Command to Scotty from Captain KirkENERGIZE
O.Mercury's near lackATMOSPHERE
P.Plot driver in "The Wrath of Khan"VENDETTA
Q.People closest to Craters of the MoonIDAHOANS
R.Milky Way's matter, in partNOUGAT
S.First American to see four sunsets in one dayGLENN
T.One who's been around the block a few times (2 wds.)OLDHAND
U.Revolvers with teethRATCHETS
V.Aids in getting launchedBOOSTERS
W.Suggestion in a smear campaignINNUENDO
X.Aids in gaining propulsionTHRUSTERS
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