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Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 12, 2023

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(NEIL DEGRASSE) TYSON, WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSE — I have an app on my computer, such that every time I bring up the desktop, the Moon is there, showing its phase, day by day. That’s my lunar clock. It connects me to the universe even when I’m staring at my computer screen.

Clues and answers

A.Actor who played Jim Lovell in "Apollo 13" (2 wds.)TOMHANKS
B.Observatory long operated by the University of ChicagoYERKES
C.Quotidian disappearing actSUNSET
D.Exemplar of positivityOPTIMIST
E.Popular PBS series since 1974NOVA
F.Circe and Medea, for twoWITCHES
G.Gas released during frackingETHANE
H.Stylus for digital drawing (2 wds.)LIGHTPEN
I.Son of Venus and MarsCUPID
J.Sector spanning 45 degreesOCTANT
K."Bones" aboard the EnterpriseMCCOY
L."Eureka" momentEPIPHANY
M.Gadget guruTECHIE
N.Rare metal twice as dense as leadOSMIUM
O.Varied the thrust of, as an engineTHROTTLED
P.Planetarium featuring a "Big Bang Theater"HAYDEN
Q.Pioneer in the study of shock waves (2 wds.)ERNSTMACH
R.Vantage point for viewing a total eclipseUMBRA
S.Ice giant orbited by TritonNEPTUNE
T.Nonhuman 2011 "Jeopardy!" champ (2 wds.)IBMWATSON
U.Interstellar probe carrying a record including Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode"VOYAGER
V.Book of celestial tablesEPHEMERIS
W.Post-splashdown activityRECOVERY
X.Skylab's launch vehicle (2 wds.)SATURNV
Y.Mercury's atomic numberEIGHTY
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