Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 19, 2022

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

M.F.K. FISHER, DUBIOUS HONORS — Our family talked a lot at table, and only two subjects were taboo: politics and personal troubles. ... Father ran a nonpartisan daily in a small town,... and did not wish to express his... opinions in public, even when in private.

Full quote

Our family talked a lot at table, and only two subjects were taboo: politics and personal troubles. The first was sternly avoided because Father ran a nonpartisan daily in a small town, with some success, and did not wish to express his own opinions in public, even when in private.

Clues and answers

A.El Capitan or Devils Tower, e.g.MONOLITH
B.1940 animated film with a soundtrack in stereoFANTASIA
C.Within the realm of ascertainmentKNOWABLE
D.Stack on a pair of andironsFIREWOOD
E.Europe's most populous cityISTANBUL
F.Tool-using marine mammal (2 wds.)SEAOTTER
G.Dance associated with sailorsHORNPIPE
H.Strategy for withdrawal (2 wds.)EXITPLAN
I.London Fog specialtyRAINWEAR
J.Soft-pedal, undersellDOWNPLAY
K.Welcome signs for bullsUPTRENDS
L.Church in which a tintinnabulum may be displayedBASILICA
M.Guilty of hubris or chutzpahINSOLENT
N.Nickname of Davy Crockett's rifle (2 wds.)OLDBETSY
O.Kind of butter preferred by many bakersUNSALTED
P.Where Melania Trump was bornSLOVENIA
Q.Competition-leveling adjustmentHANDICAP
R.Working (3 wds.)ONTHEJOB
S.Xenophobic policyNATIVISM
T.Robin Hood's offenseOUTLAWRY
U.Most of the offerings of Dover BooksREPRINTS
V.Birthplace of the sport of curlingSCOTLAND
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