Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 17, 2022

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, AND YET--As I look back on my long... struggle to make myself over, and on my dismaying... glimpses of lost babyhood, I am more than ever sure that it's enough to be born once, and to take one's chances, and to grow old disgracefully.

Clues and answers

A.Percussion instrument heard at the end of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4CYMBALS
B.Units of engine power, informallyHORSES
C.Balsa wood prop in a 1941 movieROSEBUD
D.Transcending ordinary means of measurementIMMENSE
E.Water heater often on short legsSAMOVAR
F.Switched back and forth between two optionsTOGGLED
G.Rosalind's beloved in "As You Like It"ORLANDO
H.Desired display on a bottom linePROFIT
I.Cousin of a juke joint (hyph.)HONKYTONK
J.Yellow spheroid (2 wds.)EGGYOLK
K.Makes a gig or wherry goROWS
L.Where the Beatles performed from 1960 to 1962HAMBURG
M.Divisions akin to overs and endsINNINGS
N.Some expenses on a road tripTOLLS
O.Provider of effervescence at a party (2 wds.)CLUBSODA
P.Role for Sacha Baron Cohen in "The Trial of the Chicago 7"HOFFMAN
Q.Gemstone once mined in EgyptEMERALD
R.Apt team color of the Seattle Mariners (2 wds.)NAVYBLUE
S.White-coated canineSAMOYED
T.Self-description of the quote's author, in terms of beliefANTITHEIST
U.Indigenous people of Canada's Pacific NorthwestNOOTKA
V.Phase well past the prime of lifeDOTAGE
W.Practice using a matYOGA
X.Epoch that's Greek for "new dawn"EOCENE
Y.Like some heavy platesTECTONIC
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