Acrostic Solution for Sunday, April 28, 2019

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(EULA) BISS, NOTES FROM NO MAN'S LAND — For a... time the telephone was little more than a novelty. ... Mark Twain was among the first... to own a telephone, but he wasn't completely taken with the device. "The human voice carries entirely too far as it is," he remarked.

Full quote

For a short time the telephone was little more than a novelty. For twenty-five cents you could see it demonstrated by Bell himself, in a church, along with singing and recitations by local talent. From some distance away, Bell would receive a call from "the invisible Mr. Watson." Then the telephone became a plaything of the rich. A Boston banker paid for a private line between his office and his home so that he could let his family know exactly when he would be home for dinner.

Mark Twain was among the first Americans to own a telephone, but he wasn't completely taken with the device. "The human voice carries entirely too far as it is," he remarked.

Clues and answers

A.Meaning of "Abel" in HebrewBREATH
B.Tablet you might take on a trip (2 wds.)IPADMINI
C.Shelley's "Ozymandias," for exampleSONNET
D.Immediate result of an impact (2 wds.)SHOCKWAVE
E.Tennis star whose surname is her birthplace (2 wds.)NAOMIOSAKA
F.SwampOVERWHELM
G.Group of items in a well-stocked dollhouse (2 wds.)TEASET
H.First name of this acrostic quote's authorEULA
I.How Tom makes puns?SWIFTLY
J.One cause of goose bumpsFRIGHT
K.Eye makeup, in partRETINA
L.Company position that's now almost always automatedOPERATOR
M.Metaphorical worrier (2 wds.)MOTHERHEN
N.Soft, slightly crumbly cheese from FranceNEUFCHATEL
O.Play with the line "Give me the ocular proof"OTHELLO
P.First-century book probably written in GreekMATTHEW
Q."Jana Gana Mana," for India, e.g.ANTHEM
R.Beginner, tyro, fresh convertNEOPHYTE
S.Body from the Latin "council of elders"SENATE
T.Dynamic person; hot line (2 wds.)LIVEWIRE
U.All excited about a social media message?ATWITTER
V.Like a thorn in one's sideNETTLESOME
W.Cop drawn with a smartwatch precursor (2 wds.)DICKTRACY
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