Acrostic Solution for Sunday, June 5, 2022

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(DOUGLAS) HOFSTADTER, I AM A STRANGE LOOP--From an early age... I pondered what my mind was and, by analogy, what all minds are. ... I wondered what it would be like to be a girl, to be a native speaker of another language, to be Einstein,... a dog,... an eagle, even... a mosquito.

Full quote

From an early age onwards, I pondered what my mind was and, by analogy, what all minds are. I remember trying to understand how I came up with the puns I concocted, the mathematical ideas I invented, the speech errors I committed, the curious analogies I dreamt up, and so forth. I wondered what it would be like to be a girl, to be a native speaker of another language, to be Einstein, to be a dog, to be an eagle, even to be a mosquito. By and large, it was a joyous existence.

Clues and answers

A.Concern in the food service industryHYGIENE
B.Quite a bit more than peevedOUTRAGED
C.Overly ornate, as proseFLOWERY
D.Something often worn by a movie villainSNEER
E.Longtime home of the Safety Harbor culture (2 wds.)TAMPABAY
F.Superhero with a harpoonAQUAMAN
G.Meaning of a hand held up, palm forward (2 wds.)DONTWALK
H.Cheap, petty, small-time (hyph.)TWOBIT
I.Force in current events? (2 wds.)ELNINO
J.Tlaloc, to Aztecs (2 wds.)RAINGOD
K.Make-believe, fancifulIMAGINED
L.Hall-of-Famer with a basic name? (2 wds.)ALKALINE
M.Fat cat, nabob, plutocratMONEYBAGS
N.Writer whose first novel was "The Edible Woman" (1969)ATWOOD
O.Film for which Isaac Hayes wrote a popular themeSHAFT
P.Shakespearean titleTHANE
Q.Hit song by Amy WinehouseREHAB
R.Football play called at the line of scrimmageAUDIBLE
S.Resident of the Silver StateNEVADAN
T.Vital elements in multiplicationGAMETES
U.Over the moonELATED
V.Beach-enlarging event (2 wds.) LOWTIDE
W.Official bird of the Old Line State ...ORIOLE
X.... and a hue associated with itORANGE
Y.What Hollywood trailers providePREVIEWS
This acrostic © 2022, The New York Times.   XWord Info © 2007-2022, Jim Horne.