Acrostic Solution for Sunday, April 30, 2017

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(STEPHEN) BUDIANSKY, THE TRUTH ABOUT DOGS — Cave canem... means "Beware of the dog." I think it was a not entirely facetious suggestion that this... meant beware... in the sense of "... be careful not to trip over him because he's not going to get up and move out of your way."

Full quote

Cave canem, the Latin phrase that Roman householders liked to inscribe in their mosaic floors two thousand years ago, means "Beware of the dog." I think it was a not entirely facetious suggestion that this might have meant beware of the dog not in the sense of "don't get bitten," but in the sense of "Please be careful not to trip over him because he's not going to get up and move out of your way."

Clues and answers

A.Cryptid in numerous folk talesBIGFOOT
B.Computer that correctly predicted Ike's 1952 winUNIVAC
C.Boldly resisting or ignoring someoneDEFIANT
D."Rhinoceros" playwright, 1959IONESCO
E.Retailer of livestock feed and farm suppliesAGWAY
F.Show symptoms of logorrheaNATTER
G.Series of flights and landingsSTAIRCASE
H.Beef in a kosher deli?KVETCH
I.Beefeaters and suchYEOMEN
J.Historian and orator whose name is Latin for "silent"TACITUS
K.Use of one's own body as a drum setHAMBONE
L.Fashionable, chic (Fr., 2 wds.)ENVOGUE
M.Ice cream, cake, candy, etc.TREATS
N.Word before trout, flag or ice creamRAINBOW
O.Lacking what it takesUNFIT
P.Low part of a sine waveTROUGH
Q.Main ore of ironHEMATITE
R.Odysseus' "best friend"ARGOS
S.Inferior to, not worthy ofBENEATH
T.Subject of the 2016 biopic "Race"OWENS
U.Gobs of, countlessUMPTEEN
V.Bird with reddish sides that's also called a chewinkTOWHEE
W.Enter a theater with a groupDEPLOY
X.Counterbalance; certain printing processOFFSET
Y.Titanic, jumbo, mammothGINORMOUS
Z.Collielike poochSHELTIE
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