Acrostic Solution for Sunday, May 26, 2019

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(DAVID FOSTER) WALLACE, A SUPPOSEDLY FUN THING (I'LL NEVER DO AGAIN) — The cars sound... like jets... with a... lawn-mowerish component you can feel in your skull. ... When the main mass of cars passes... your very skeleton hurts from the noise, and your ears are still belling when they come around again.

Full quote

The cars sound almost like jets — that insectile whine — but with a diesely, lawnmowerish component you can feel in your skull. Part of the problem is the raw concrete of the Grandstand's seating; another's the fact that the seating's on just one side of the Grandstand, on the straightaway. When the main mass of cars passes it's unendurable; your very skeleton hurts from the noise. and your ears are still belling when they come around again.

Clues and answers

A.Large units of cheeseWHEELS
B.Legend-making Japanese marqueACURA
C.Buzzer in a swarmLOCUST
D.Provider of an AAA serviceLOCKSMITH
E.Flying circus performance (2 wds.)AIRSHOW
F.Gradual change from p to fCRESCENDO
G.Odorless constituent of natural gasETHANE
H.Either of two Brickyard champions (2 wds.)ALUNSER
I.Under the radar, as a suspicionSNEAKING
J.Endurance-testing race, informallyULTRA
K.Some driving hazardsPOTHOLES
L.Soak through, suffusePERMEATE
M.Shape of a cricket ground, usuallyOVAL
N.Device much used by poetsSYMBOLISM
O.Rider in a chariot of fireELIJAH
P.Mask with a racket (2 wds.)DROWNOUT
Q.Heavy vehicle on British roadsLORRY
R.City of 200,000+ whose name becomes the name of its state if you change its last letter to "W" and anagram itYONKERS
S.What I will often start?FREEWAY
T.Like Corvairs, according to a 1965 Ralph Nader best sellerUNSAFE
U.Attribute of interest to an oenophileNOSE
V.Condition affecting many rock musiciansTINNITUS
W.Reward for silence (2 wds.)HUSHMONEY
X.Adventurer's nickname in filmINDY
Y.Co-star of "The Hustler" and "The Sting"NEWMAN
Z.Means of going from first to third, sayGEARSHIFT
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