Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 24, 2018

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

MAYA ANGELOU, (I KNOW WHY) THE CAGED BIRD (SINGS) — I thought... my brother and his friends had created Pig Latin. Hearing my father speak it didn't startle me so much as it angered. It was simply another case of the trickiness of adults... . Another case... of... Grownups' Betrayal.

Full quote

I thought that my brother and his friends had created Pig Latin. Hearing my father speak it didn't startle me so much as it angered. It was simply another case of the trickiness of adults where children were concerned. Another case in point of the Grownups' Betrayal.

Clues and answers

A.Good person of any gender, despite the soundMENSCH
B.Digest, outline, summaryABSTRACT
C.Campaign slogan of 2008 (3 wds.)YESWECAN
D.Faux grassASTROTURF
E.R&B singer with the 2014 top 10 album "Braveheart"ASHANTI
F.Rose-colored remembranceNOSTALGIA
G.Legislative ban on discussion (2 wds.)GAGRULE
H.Function of italics, boldface or accentsEMPHASIS
I.Offering from some entrepreneurial neophytesLEMONADE
J.Turn rigid, lose flexibilityOSSIFY
K.Something not to be believedUNTRUTH
L.Favored food of goldfinchesTHISTLE
M.Home town of the Culinary Institute of America (2 wds.)HYDEPARK
N.Formerly, formerlyERSTWHILE
O.Roll of hair worn at the back of the neckCHIGNON
P.Discovery at an archaeological digARTIFACT
Q.Sporting a tuft on the mentumGOATEED
R.Oscar-winning role for Marion Cotillard (2 wds.)EDITHPIAF
S.Tweedily eruditeDONNISH
T.Many a celebrity appearance on a sitcom (2 wds.)BITPART
U.Trying, causing annoyanceIRKSOME
V.Political party whose color is purpleREFORM
W.Like many "instant" foodsDEHYDRATED
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