Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 14, 2021

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(MICHAEL) DOWNING, SPRING FORWARD — Before it became... law, Daylight Saving was considered a joke. Even... its... advocates believe that when Ben Franklin took pen in hand and wrote the first detailed proposal to save daylight... he had his tongue in his cheek.

Full quote

Before it became the law, Daylight Saving was considered a joke. Even today, even its most ardent advocates believe that when Ben Franklin took pen in hand and wrote the first detailed proposal to save daylight — a 1784 letter to the editors of the Journal of Paris — he had his tongue in his cheek.

Clues and answers

A.Unconnected, incoherent; out of whackDISJOINTED
B.Beaten on the sides?OUTFLANKED
C.Savior from a hostile takeover (2 wds.)WHITEKNIGHT
D.Connecticut's official state hero (2 wds.)NATHANHALE
E.Vituperation, obloquy, vitriolINVECTIVE
F.Legumes once a staple of sailors (2 wds.)NAVYBEANS
G.Fire feederGASOLINE
H.Bank deposits for a very rainy day?SANDBAGS
I.Team that last won a World Series in 1979PIRATES
J.Group leaning to the right (2 wds.)REDSTATES
K.Big Apple offeringsIPHONES
L.Set up for interactivityNETWORKED
M.Green light (hyph.)GOAHEAD
N.One with the feeling of being unneeded (2 wds.)FIFTHWHEEL
O.Pertaining to the eyeOPHTHALMIC
P.Started over, as a TV seriesREBOOTED
Q.Honeysuckle or Virginia creeperWOODBINE
R.Like the words "affright," "quoth" and "sooth"ARCHAIC
S.Old plays in new stagingsREVIVALS
T.Modern-day eraser (2 wds.)DELETEKEY
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