Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 1, 2020

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

STEVEN HALPERN, SOUND HEALTH — When Mozart was composing ..., Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given ... by a shouting watchman .... As recently as just before World War II, the ... bell on ... a fire truck was loud enough to clear traffic from its path.

Full quote

When Mozart was composing at the end of the eighteenth century, Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given verbally by a shouting watchman mounted on top of St. Stefan's Cathedral. As recently as just before World War II, the brass bell on top of a fire truck was loud enough to clear traffic from its path.

Clues and answers

A.Small amount; ostentatious displaySPLASH
B.Unstated but understoodTACIT
C.1980s duo named for a music-teaching system EURYTHMICS
D.One-third of a triphthongVOWEL
E.Complement to a scarf, perhapsEARMUFFS
F.Early bird?NESTLING
G.EGOT winner MarvinHAMLISCH
H.When Macbeth meets his end (2 wds.)ACTFIVE
I.Lacking in sophisticationLOWBROW
J.Instrument built with hammersPIANOFORTE
K.Thrill, delight, tickleELATE
L.Ingredient in an Amber Moon cocktail (2 wds.)RAWEGG
M.Subject of an Apgar scoreNEWBORN
N.Device used in seafloor mappingSONAR
O.Protégé of von Karajan and BernsteinOZAWA
P.Widespread prevalenceUBIQUITY
Q.Cousin of punk and grunge (2 wds.)NOISEROCK
R.Jarringly out of place or out of tuneDISCORDANT
S.When a marching band might playHALFTIME
T.Real-life role for Beyoncé in 2008's "Cadillac Records" (2 wds.)ETTAJAMES
U.Magnet for gamersARCADE
V.Plant with spotted foliage of the genus PulmonariaLUNGWORT
W.Engine in most passenger jetsTURBOFAN
X.Button your lip, put a sock in itHUSH
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