Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 21, 2019

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(HATTIE) ELLIS, SWEETNESS AND LIGHT — The bee has a daily diary of appointments since flowers tend to produce their nectar at set times. ... Nine in the morning is good for dandelions, while marjoram flows at lunchtime and viper's bugloss gets going at [three pm].

Full quote

The bee has a daily diary of appointments since flowers tend to produce their nectar at set times. Bees develop an ongoing schedule that changes as different flowers open and deliver nectar. Nine in the morning is good for dandelions, while marjoram flows at lunchtime and viper's bugloss gets going at 3 p.m.

Clues and answers

A.Concern of the Fed; air travel optionECONOMY
B.969 years, for Methuselah (2 wds.)LIFESPAN
C.Hippie or Himalayan catLONGHAIR
D.Plucky, bold, undauntedINTREPID
E.Cheap wine whose plural is a singular white BordeauxSAUTERNE
F.Condescending; not erectSTOOPING
G.Demonstrating a deadly sinWRATHFUL
H.Like Aida and Radames at the end of "Aida"ENTOMBED
I.Faculty associated with the Snellen testEYESIGHT
J.Weeds popular with pollinatorsTHISTLES
K.501(c ) organizationNONPROFIT
L.Warm-blooded creatureENDOTHERM
M.Cocktail with Cognac and crème de mentheSTINGER
N.Having to do with distant starsSIDEREAL
O.Religious fence-sitterAGNOSTIC
P.Rhinoplasty (2 wds.)NOSEJOB
Q."Hidden Figures" or "Roots," e.g.DOCUDRAMA
R.Heading westLEFTWARD
S.Plant also known as a touch-me-notIMPATIENS
T.Sugar found in milkGALACTOSE
U.Crowdsourced intelligence; groupthink (2 wds.)HIVEMIND
V.1978 bomb of a disaster film starring Michael Caine (2 wds.)THESWARM
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