Acrostic Solution for Sunday, March 3, 2019

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

ANDREI CODRESCU, HAIL BABYLON! — Mardi Gras is the balm that unites everyone... . Identities become a matter of costuming... . African dance and voodoo ritual combines with Catholic pageantry and native exuberance to produce a genuinely New World bacchanalia.

Full quote

Mardi Gras is the balm that unites everyone in the city, black and white, rich and poor, old and young. Sexes, races, ages, change form. Identities become a matter of costuming skill and talent. African dance and voodoo ritual combines with Catholic pageantry and native exuberance to produce a genuinely New World bacchanalia.

Clues and answers

A.Outrageous or silly behaviorANTICS
B."Of course"NATCH
C.Episcopal seeDIOCESE
D.Conveyance on the MississippiRIVERBOAT
E.Spring, stem, issueEMANATE
F.Speak in a charming way?INCANT
G.Summary of religious doctrine often in the form of questions and answersCATECHISM
H.1774 discovery of the chemist Joseph PriestleyOXYGEN
I.Shrimp-catching toolDRAGNET
J.Fashionable place to make an appearance?RUNWAY
K.When vampires and werewolves come out to playEVENTIDE
L.Posthumous achievement of Joan of ArcSAINTHOOD
M.Part played by Pete Fountain in a Dixieland bandCLARINET
N.Spoken as one, without dissent (2 wds.)UNAVOCE
O."Eat, drink and be merry" philosophyHEDONISM
P.Ancestral home to some LouisianansACADIA
Q.Inscription on the Strawberry Fields memorial in Central ParkIMAGINE
R.Toxic plant for Western livestockLOCOWEED
S.Good in golf, or bad in health (2 wds.)BELOWPAR
T.Outline roughly; foreshadowADUMBRATE
U.Homer and Barney at Moe's, for twoBARFLIES
V.Writer Wole Soyinka's ethnic groupYORUBA
W.Glow for indoor readersLAMPLIGHT
X.Getup, threads, ensembleOUTFIT
Y.One of 21 piano solo pieces by ChopinNOCTURNE
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