Acrostic Solution for Sunday, May 13, 2018

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

AMY TAN, WHERE THE PAST BEGINS — There is a... word in Chinese my mother used to describe my personality: li hai. Depending on context..., it can mean "fierce" or "formidable" in doing what is right, or it can mean... "persistent," or "unstoppable" in doing what is wrong.

Full quote

There is a particular word in Chinese my mother used to decribe my personality: li hai. Depending on context and how forcefully it is said, it can mean "fierce" or "formidable" in doing what is right, or it can mean "unrelenting," "persistent," or "unstoppable"' in doing what is wrong.

Clues and answers

A.Dance, opera, writing or painting (2 wds.)ARTFORM
B."Father of the Constitution"MADISON
C."Dream on!" (2 wds.)YOUWISH
D.Weather event that's Pacific-specificTYPHOON
E.Something not good to be underARREST
F."Laughter on the 23rd Floor" playwright (2 wds.)NEILSIMON
G.Microsoft release of 1985WINDOWS
H.Not too hard on the eyesHANDSOME
I.Latin motto of New York StateEXCELSIOR
J.Secluded sanctuaryRETREAT
K.Train following a big wheelENTOURAGE
L.Novel series by Stephenie MeyerTWILIGHT
M.Bovine : cattle :: ____ : goatsHIRCINE
N.Warning at the start of a match (2 wds.)ENGARDE
O.Having similar parts on either side of an axis, as a leafPINNATE
P.Having an extreme devotionADDICTED
Q.Highest-rankingSENIOR
R.Hard cap giving protectionTHIMBLE
S."Piccolo" childBAMBINO
T.Risk of heedless human activityECOCIDE
U.Tragic maiden in Goethe's "Faust"GRETCHEN
V.Concept evoked in several of Zeno's paradoxesINFINITY
W.Off one's guardNAPPING
X.Word before bar or braSPORTS
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