Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 10, 2018

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

ROBERT SOMMERS, GOLF ANECDOTES — Mencken claimed that anyone who played golf should be barred from holding public office. Mark Twain called it a good walk spoiled, and Winston Churchill claimed it was like chasing a quinine pill around a pasture.

Full quote

It can be a perverse game; millions love it and can't play often enough, but others despise it. The American critic H. L. Mencken claimed that anyone who played golf should be barred from holding public office. Mark Twain called it a good walk spoiled, and Winston Churchill claimed it was like chasing a quinine pill around a pasture.

Clues and answers

A.Biennial event begun in 1927 (2 wds.)RYDERCUP
B.Subject of a modern epidemicOPIOID
C.Pocket-size dough containerBILLFOLD
D.Like most modern lettersEMAILED
E.Site of Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speechRICHMOND
F.Kingdom once called AyutthayaTHAILAND
G.Form taken by Odette in balletSWAN
H.Embarrassment for a defender in soccer (2 wds.)OWNGOAL
I.Informal indulgence after a blunderMULLIGAN
J.Person helpful with deliveries MIDWIFE
K.Full courseEIGHTEEN
L.Make the rounds?ROTATE
M.Cheesy stuff, artisticallySCHLOCK
N.Visual aids at a sales meetingGRAPHS
O.The Tin Man's first words in "The Wizard of Oz" (2 wds.)OILCAN
P."King James"LEBRON
Q.What a driver hates to missFAIRWAY
R.Some useful downloadsAPPS
S.Jack of clubsNICKLAUS
T.Author of "Elements"EUCLID
U.Cool off (2 wds.)CALMDOWN
V."Star Trek" android portrayed by Brent SpinerDATA
W.Neither parallel nor perpendicularOBLIQUE
X.Conscious of benefit received; well pleasedTHANKFUL
Y.Draw in or lead onENTICE
Z.Not ideally struckSHANKED
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