Acrostic Solution for Sunday, February 28, 2021

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(BOB) DYLAN, CHRONICLES, VOLUME ONE — I had no song in my repertoire for commercial radio... . Songs about debauched bootleggers,... Cadillacs that only got five miles to the gallon, floods,... fires, darkness and cadavers at the bottom of rivers weren't for radiophiles.

Full quote

I had no song in my repertoire for commercial radio anyway. Songs about debauched bootleggers, mothers that drowned their own children, Cadillacs that only got five miles to the gallon, floods, union hall fires, darkness and cadavers at the bottom of rivers weren't for radiophiles.

Clues and answers

A.Rootless wanderer DRIFTER
B.Band for which Clapton, Beck and Page played, with "the"YARDBIRDS
C.Fred Mertz, to the Ricardos, on "I Love Lucy"LANDLORD
D.Man who observed the destruction of SodomABRAHAM
E.Homesick blues?NOSTALGIA
F.Creative person of note?COMPOSER
G.61, for exampleHIGHWAY
H.Emotion strong enough to induce tearsRAGE
I."Ah, but I was so much ____ then" (1964 lyric)OLDER
J.What this quote's author became in 2016NOBELIST
K.One who is unfaithful?INFIDEL
L.Echoic term for M. (hyph.)CHOOCHOO
M.Literally, "moving from place to place"LOCOMOTIVE
N.Difficult to understandESOTERIC
O.Word preceding staff and keySKELETON
P.Tramp, hobo, bindlestiffVAGABOND
Q.Administration taken to an extremeOVERDOSE
R.Memorabilia of a sortLETTERS
S.Brash newcomer on the sceneUPSTART
T.Poet with an instrumentMINSTREL
U.Pouring out, as with words or ideasEFFUSING
V.Not performing; in private lifeOFFSTAGE
W.Like a rolling stoneNOMADIC
X.What listeners must be inEARSHOT
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