Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 25, 2017

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(ROB) TEMPLE, VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS — If a sufferer of VBP ever tells you they're 'fine', back slowly out of the room. ... We're walking... sacks of volatile madness,... concealed behind stiff upper lips; ready to burst open... in... rage if, heaven forbid, we ever run out of tea.

Full quote

If a sufferer of VBP ever tells you they're 'fine', back slowly out of the room. We're walking, fleshly sacks of volatile madness, just barely held in check, concealed behind stiff upper lips; ready to burst open and bury the streets in a landslide of terrible rage if, heaven forbid, we ever run out of tea.

Clues and answers

A.Sweets enjoyed at HogwartsTOFFEES
B.Took aggressive joint action?ELBOWED
C.Like Tatler, but not The EconomistMONTHLY
D.Setting for Monty Python's "Dead Parrot" sketch (2 wds.)PETSHOP
E.Depart from Cape Canaveral (2 wds.)LIFTOFF
F.Discriminating dinerEPICURE
G.Feature of William Shakespeare or King Charles IVANDYKE
H.Chomolungma by another nameEVEREST
I.Lout, hooligan, hoodlumRUFFIAN
J.Ones living on the left side of the pondYANKEES
K.Guy Fawkes Night traditionBONFIRE
L.What the Beatles were on for their last live concertROOFTOP
M.Norman, notably, in 1066INVADER
N.Stretch of the Thames popular with rowersTIDEWAY
O.1966 horror film in Esperanto starring William ShatnerINCUBUS
P.Jack-tarsSAILORS
Q.Painter of "A Rake's Progress"HOGARTH
R.Like Stilton or Stinking Bishop cheesePUNGENT
S.Settle, as an issue; willpowerRESOLVE
T.Blow away, dazzleOVERAWE
U.Belt worn over the shoulder used to carry a swordBALDRIC
V.Chief of the fallen angels in "Paradise Lost"LUCIFER
W.Site of a piercingEARLOBE
X."Sex" playwright who served time for obscenity in 1927 (2 wds.)MAEWEST
Y.County bordering Cambridgeshire and EssexSUFFOLK
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