Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 11, 2017

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

CHUCK BERRY, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY — I had driven through New Orleans on tour and I'd been told my great grandfather lived "way back up in the woods among the evergreens" in a log cabin. I revived the era with a story about a... boy named Johnny B. Goode.

Full quote

The gateway from freedom, I was led to understand, was somewhere "close to New Orleans" where most Africans were sorted through and sold. I had driven through New Orleans on tour and I'd been told my great grandfather lived "way back up in the woods among the evergreens" in a log cabin. I revived the era with a story about a "colored boy named Johnny B. Goode." My first thought was to make his life follow as my own had come along, but I thought it would seem biased to white fans to say "colored boy" and changed it to "country boy".

Clues and answers

A.Like Maybellene in a 1955 songCHASED
B.Configuration of locksHAIRDO
C.Not likely to star on a home-improvement showUNHANDY
D.Probably unlike Maybellene in that 1955 songCHASTE
E.Country notably reliant on desalinationKUWAIT
F.Slobbering St. Bernard in a series of filmsBEETHOVEN
G.Definition of "once," per Ambrose BierceENOUGH
H.Acoustic guitar or film camera, for exampleRETRONYM
I.Common run of peopleRABBLE
J.Capital and largest city of ArmeniaYEREVAN
K.Bar complement in a typical blues songTWELVE
L.King who lost the Battle of HastingsHAROLD
M.Bestowed with assetsENDOWED
N.Pharmaceutical answer to angstATIVAN
O.Potential Cinderella teamUNDERDOG
P.Sea god who trumpeted on a conch shellTRITON
Q.Inconsistent source of income (2 wds.)ODDJOB
R.Unlikely Oscar contender (hyph.)BMOVIE
S.Considerable shame or disreputeINFAMY
T.Shape of a box in a Poe titleOBLONG
U.RockGRANITE
V.RollROSTER
W.Like the anchors in Navy's official fight songAWEIGH
X.Taker of a yearly beatingPINATA
Y.Meal it takes some guts to eat?HAGGIS
Z.Down the road a pieceYONDER
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