Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 19, 2020

by Nick Lowe and Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

STEPHEN KING, ON WRITING — Take any noun, put it with any verb, and you have a sentence. It never fails. Rocks explode. Jane transmits. Mountains float. ... Many such thoughts make little... sense, but even the stranger ones... have a kind of poetic weight... .

Clues and answers

A.Bars in westerns ...SALOONS
B.... get more restrictive. (2 wds.)TIGHTENUP
C.Singer of "I'd Rather Go Blind" ... (2 wds.)ETTAJAMES
D.... started a work shift. (2 wds.)PUNCHEDIN
E.Brooding beau in "Wuthering Heights" ...HEATHCLIFF
F.... began to adapt.EVOLVED
G.World leader who's known as "Bibi" ...NETANYAHU
H.... goes paddling through white water.KAYAKS
I.Brothers in arms with their feet on the ground ...INFANTRYMEN
J.... arrange things in order.NEATEN
K.Title city in a Glen Campbell song ...GALVESTON
L.... erected excess edifices.OVERBUILT
M.Basher, The Boss, The Possum, etc. ...NICKNAMES
N.... feel the burn. (2 wds.)WORKOUT
O.Tepidarium, caldarium and frigidarium ... (2 wds.)ROMANBATHS
P.... bring on John Barleycorn's effect.INTOXICATE
Q.Minotaur's match ...THESEUS
R.... answered questions one on one.INTERVIEWED
S.Absolute beginners ...NEOPHYTES
T.... appear on TV shows as celebrities. (hyph.)GUESTSTAR
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