Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 20, 2021

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

CHRISSIE HYNDE, RECKLESS — My dad played... chromatic harmonica and had an ocarina... which I would sneak down from the shelf and have a go on myself. ... I copied Bob Dylan's harmonica holder out of a coat hanger so I could play my uke at the same time.

Full quote

My dad played his chromatic harmonica and had an ocarina, aka a "sweet potato," which I would sneak down from the shelf and have a go on myself. (When "Wild Thing" stormed the charts years later, I could knock out that closing solo, no problem, me and a couple-of-dozen freckled West Virginians.) I copied Bob Dylan's harmonica holder out of a coat hanger so I could play my uke at the same time.

Clues and answers

A.PretendersCHARLATANS
B.Prop for Harry HoudiniHANDCUFF
C.Bringer of drought relief (2 wds.)RAINCLOUD
D.Put out, disturb, aggravate, peeveINCOMMODE
E.Abnormal wheel vibrationSHIMMY
F.Attack by the besieged upon the besiegersSORTIE
G.Pipe dream, chimera (2 wds.)IDLEFANCY
H.Dish whose name is the past participle of the Spanish for "add chili pepper to"ENCHILADA
I.Notable bride of 1582HATHAWAY
J.Words from one who's just taken a turn (2 wds.)YOURMOVE
K.Tiny, ubiquitous parasitic wormNEMATODE
L.Mars-circling partner of PhobosDEIMOS
M.So momentous as to mark a new period in historyEPOCHAL
N.Obstruction about which Waze may warnROADBLOCK
O.Sandwich, for a certain member of the House of LordsEARLDOM
P.Locomotive's home in a big band songCHATTANOOGA
Q.Afghanistan's largest city after KabulKANDAHAR
R.Soap brand whose ads popularized the term "B.O." for "body odor" LIFEBUOY
S.Like some chairs at schoolsENDOWED
T.Call from a crow's-nest (2 wds.)SHIPAHOY
U.1982 movie about a green-hued superhero (2 wds.)SWAMPTHING
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