Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 18, 2021

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(TAMMY) DUCKWORTH, EVERY DAY IS A GIFT — Traditional Thai cuisine doesn't include cheese, and many Thais find the odor... gag-inducing. ... I did eventually develop a taste for cheese, and now good luck prying me away from a nice runny Camembert or a stinky Stilton.

Full quote

Traditional Thai cuisine doesn't include cheese, and many Thais find the odor of it gag-inducing. When I was a kid, I did too. The first time my mom made me a cheeseburger, when I was about seven, I thought I was going to throw up. The smell of juicy burgers was completely overwhelmed by the sickening stench of gooey, slimy cheese. Even the texture was gross! As an adult, I did eventually develop a taste for cheese, and now good luck prying me away from a nice runny Camembert or a stinky Stilton.

Clues and answers

A.Rare, expensive food such as Graukäse or larb mote daengDELICACY
B.Eerie, cryptic, supernaturalUNCANNY
C.Explorer Sebastian who searched for the Northwest PassageCABOT
D.Leader who said "If not us, who? If not now, when?"KENNEDY
E.Bananagrams and Boggle, for two (2 wds.)WORDGAMES
F.Emotional response to an indignityOFFENSE
G.Gaiety, conviviality, merrymakingREVELRY
H.Artisan who works mostly with cold metalTINSMITH
I.Good grip on a matHEADLOCK
J.Inventor of the Polaroid instant camera (2 wds.)EDWINLAND
K.Bygone traces, as footprintsVESTIGES
L.Peril for those in the lower Puna region of HawaiiERUPTION
M.Oglala Lakota war chief who defeated the U.S. Army in the Fetterman Fight of 1866 (2 wds.)REDCLOUD
N.Minder of business other than her ownYENTA
O.Like Edam and GoudaDUTCH
P.Merchant in "The Merchant of Venice"ANTONIO
Q.State bordering Campeche and Quintana RooYUCATAN
R.Achievement just before liftoffIGNITION
S.Complement from the chef (2 wds.)SIDEDISH
T.Cleaning agent that might make you wrinkle your noseAMMONIA
U.Like Parmesan, oftenGRATED
V.Makers of Taleggio and mascarponeITALIANS
W.What might be paired with "vin"FROMAGE
X.Lover of Havarti, Brie or GorgonzolaTUROPHILE
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