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Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 13, 2022

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


ALAN BURDICK, WHY TIME FLIES--The clepsydra, or water clock, ticks to the steady drip of water, which... drives a set of gears that nudges a pointer along a series of numbers... . ... Roman senators used them to keep their colleagues from talking for too long.

Clues and answers

A.Outside of regular work (2 wds.)AFTERHOURS
B.Seldom; minute; briefLITTLE
C.Thread-cutting FateATROPOS
D.Oxymoronic preface to a discussion (2 wds.)NOWTHEN
E.Rhythmic cadence, pulsationBEATING
F.Breaking news; refreshUPDATE
G.Advanced step by stepRATCHETED
H.Enlightenment's opposite (2 wds.)DARKAGES
I.Author of "The Remains of the Day"ISHIGURO
J.Took priority; led the way (2 wds.)CAMEFIRST
K.Stop work; produce hastily (2 wds.)KNOCKOFF
L.Respites for nine-to-fiversWEEKENDS
M.Complement of seas or daysHEPTAD
N.Foal in early adolescenceYEARLING
O.Name of the pitcher in the "Who's on First?" routineTOMORROW
P.Occurring at intervals of the same durationISOCHRONAL
Q.Monthly expense for manyMORTGAGE
R.Anthropocene and Eocene, for twoEPOCHS
S.With "the," arm-swinging dance employing an invisible threadFLOSS
T.Like some victory-sealing shots (hyph.)LASTSECOND
V.2020 Taylor Swift album with the single "Willow"EVERMORE
W.Needle or writing toolSTYLUS
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