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Acrostic Solution for Sunday, May 8, 2022

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


KRISTIN HANNAH, THE FOUR WINDS--[M]en... seemed to think it meant nothing to cook and clean and bear children and tend gardens. But we women of the Great Plains worked from sunup to sundown,... toiled on wheat farms until we were as dry and baked as the land... .

Clues and answers

A.What you have upon learning the ropes (hyph.)KNOWHOW
B.Extra, like a backup copyREDUNDANT
C.Edifice unlikely to burn to the groundIGLOO
D.Protection from severe weatherSHUTTER
E.Stand-in for beef in some burgersTEMPEH
G.Cry protesting injustice (2 wds.)NOFAIR
H.Denomination associated with Ben FranklinHUNDRED
I.Eliciting an "Ooh!"AWESOME
J.Kid's mother (2 wds.)NANNYGOAT
K.Item for a server to clear (2 wds.)NETCORD
L.____ Sisters, singers with the 1941 hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"ANDREWS
M.Target of a sap-sucking woolly adelgidHEMLOCK
N.Peaks in the Cathedral GroupTETONS
O.Virginia city that's also the name of an innHAMPTON
P.First placeEDEN
Q.Something a blurter lacksFILTER
R.Indicator of meritorious service (2 wds.)OAKLEAF
S.Adjective at a pumpUNLEADED
T.Place where shellfish are shucked (2 wds.)RAWBAR
U.Setting for the long opening scene in "The Godfather"WEDDING
V.Wanted (2 wds.)INDEMAND
W.Respectful greeting in IndiaNAMASTE
X.20th-century American ecological calamity (2 wds.)DUSTBOWL
Y.Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962STEINBECK
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