Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 29, 2020

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

CECELIA WATSON, SEMICOLON — Garamond's semicolon is... aggressive, and elegant, its lower half a cobra's head arced back to strike. ... Palatino's is a thin flapper in a big hat slouched against the wall at a party. ... Didot's puffs its chest out pridefully.

Full quote

Garamond's semicolon is watchful, aggressive, and elegant, its lower half a cobra's head arced back to strike. Jenson's is a shooting star. We moderns have accumulated a host of characterful semicolons to choose from: Palatino's is a thin flapper in a big hat slouched against the wall at a party. Gill Sans MT's semicolon has perfect posture, while Didot's puffs its chest out pridefully.

Clues and answers

A.Typeface based on classroom handwriting, similar to Comic SansCHALKBOARD
B.Vainly search?EGOSURF
C.Oval enclosing a pharaoh's nameCARTOUCHE
D.Whither St. Paul sent a certain epistleEPHESUS
E.Handy tip for MacGyvering somethingLIFEHACK
F.Deep understandingINSIGHT
G.In tennis, the first point scored after deuceADVANTAGE
H.Set of symbols including "man in business suit levitating"WEBDINGS
I.Product sold with the tagline "They're ABC delicious!" (hyph.)ALPHABITS
J.Brand of golf balls and clubsTITLEIST
K.Sea that includes part of the Bermuda TriangleSARGASSO
L.Rule, dictate, commandORDAIN
M.Classic 1922 silent film remade in 1979 by Werner HerzogNOSFERATU
N.Style of writing desk (hyph.)SLANTTOP
O.Member of the family including mambas and kraitsELAPID
P.Information about informationMETADATA
Q.Smithwick's or O'Hara's, e.g. (2 wds.)IRISHALE
R.C plus in French?CEDILLA
S.The reeve in "The Canterbury Tales"OSWALD
T.Once-standard print shop equipmentLINOTYPE
U.Straying from the expected delivery (hyph.)OFFSCRIPT
V.Unfriendly or threatening letter or emailNASTYGRAM
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