Acrostic Solution for Sunday, April 11, 2021

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

KATE GREENE, ONCE (UPON A TIME) I LIVED ON MARS — [C]ooking wouldn't be possible on the... journey to... the Red Planet; zero g wouldn't allow for that. ... [O]n Mars..., a crew... could have any number of gustatory adventures. They could bake and saute, boil water for pasta, and toss a salad.

Full quote

[c]ooking wouldn't be possible on the actual journey to and from the Red Planet; zero g wouldn't allow for that. Though once on Mars and held to its surface by a gravitational tug about a third as strong as Earth's, a crew with the proper ingredients, utensils, and pots and pans could have any number of gustatory adventures. They could bake and saute, boil water for pasta, and toss a salad.

Clues and answers

A.Maker of Jell-O and Kool-AidKRAFT
B.Ratio measuring light reflectivityALBEDO
C."Iron Chef" or "Star Trek," for example (2 wds.)TVSHOW
D.Long-distance race over rough terrainENDURO
E."For the drunkard and the ____ shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags" (Proverbs)GLUTTON
F.Dressing made with buttermilkRANCH
G.Telluric, of this world, mundaneEARTHLY
H.Allman Brothers album with the song "Blue Sky" (3 wds.)EATAPEACH
I.Chewy bar; "Opticks" author, 1704NEWTON
J.Mac components having a curved shape?ELBOWS
K.Going up, as a rocketOUTBOUND
L.High-protein spread (2 wds.)NUTBUTTER
M.Splashdown vehicleCAPSULE
N."Bon appétit!"ENJOY
O.Given flavor, as by steeping with herbsINFUSED
P.Lean, for cuisine (hyph.)LOWFAT
Q.Leonard Nimoy's second volume of autobiography (3 wds.)IAMSPOCK
R.Mission with two probes in interstellar spaceVOYAGER
S.Synthetic or substitute, like chicory "coffee"ERSATZ
T.Sandwich piled high with fillingsDAGWOOD
U.Classic seafood seasoning brand (2 wds.)OLDBAY
V.Pad thai, pho or lo mein necessityNOODLES
W.Biting, sharp, acerbicMORDANT
X.Consumer of Tang in old commercialsASTRONAUT
Y.Condiment at a hot dog standRELISH
Z.Name seen in the frozen dessert aisle (2 wds.)SARALEE
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