Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 28, 2021

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(GRETCHEN) MCCULLOCH, BECAUSE INTERNET — [T]he most commonly used... emoji are the faces and hands, like the smile, the face with tears of joy, the thumbs up, and the crossed fingers. We use emoji less to describe the world..., and more to be... ourselves in an online world.

Clues and answers

A.Quaint way of saying "IMHO"METHINKS
B.Laugh out loud with gleeCHORTLE
C.What a hug or blowing a kiss might offerCOMFORT
D.Failing to see what's so funnyUNAMUSED
E.Star of "The Fall Guy" and "The Six Million Dollar Man" (2 wds.)LEEMAJORS
F.Exchange of <3 symbols, maybeLOVEFEST
G."Come on, that's ridiculous!" (2 wds.)OHPLEASE
H.Denizen of the Great Barrier ReefCLOWNFISH
I.The Beatles' first release on the Apple record label (1968) (2 wds.)HEYJUDE
J.Cheerfully indifferentBLITHE
K.The slash represents a raised one in this: /:)EYEBROW
L.Publisher of Vogue, GQ and Wired (2 wds.)CONDENAST
M.Upbraid, dress down, chew outADMONISH
N.Singer of "OMG," "Yeah!" and "Scream"USHER
O.Showing no feelingsSTOICAL
P.Communal characterETHOS
Q.Skip James blues song covered by Cream (3 wds.)IMSOGLAD
R.Visage-altering work (2 wds.)NOSEJOB
S.Shape-shifting computer gameTETRIS
T.High valuationESTEEM
U.Sci-fi Britcom with a computer named Holly (2 wds.)REDDWARF
V.Digital platforms like YouTube and Twitter (2 wds.)NEWMEDIA
W.Express strong interest or approvalENTHUSE
X.App whose content is swiped left and rightTINDER
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