Acrostic Solution for Sunday, May 10, 2020

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

FRANS DE WAAL, MAMA'S LAST HUG — An Internet video of a... monkey cracking nuts with stones will get far fewer hits than one of a buffalo herd driving lions away from a calf... . We identify with the calf... and are delighted by the reunion with its mother.

Full quote

We have the same bias when it comes to animals. An Internet video of a wild capuchin monkey cracking nuts with stones will get far fewer hits than one of a buffalo herd driving lions away from a calf: the ungulates take the predators on their horns, while the calf frees itself from their claws. Both videos are impressive and interesting, but only the second one pulls at our heartstrings. We identify with the calf, hear its bleating, and are delighted by the reunion with its mother.

Clues and answers

A.Act as a parent to; nurtureFOSTER
B.Consider in a different lightRETHINK
C.Fond feelings, tendernessAFFECTION
D.Cold and misty underworld of Norse mythNIFLHEIM
E.Cow with piercing vision (2 wds.)STAREDOWN
F.Chica-minding matronDUENNA
G.Wrapped in a tight embraceENTWINED
H.Song from "Wicked," or, when doubled, a 1957 Johnny Mathis songWONDERFUL
I.Secretary of state preceding PowellALBRIGHT
J.In opposition to; contradictorilyATHWART
K."Cut that out!" (2 wds.)LAYOFF
L.Sequence of shots in film editingMONTAGE
M.The "spring" topping on a "four seasons" pizzaARTICHOKE
N.Expert in delivery methodsMIDWIFE
O.Enthusiasm, zeal, fervorAVIDITY
P.Candidate for redemptionSINNER
Q.Inspiration for the country of Wakanda in "Black Panther"LESOTHO
R.Warm feeling following a successAFTERGLOW
S.Like tears or ocean waterSALINE
T.Sister of Dollar, with Hertz as parentTHRIFTY
U.Flower named for a prince loved by ApolloHYACINTH
V.2006 memoir by Peace Nobelist Wangari MaathaiUNBOWED
W.Engage in hot pursuit (2 wds.)GIVECHASE
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