Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 23, 2017

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(MICHELE) RAFFIN, (THE) BIRDS OF PANDEMONIUM — These birds can boogie. ... Our dancers are naturals, grooving smack on the beat. Some macaws pop and lock on their perches like hip-hop MCs. If they're dancing outside their cages, the African gray parrots form a conga line... .

Full quote

These birds can boogie. Not all of them dance, but no one here has trained those that do. Our dancers are naturals, grooving smack on the beat. Some macaws pop and lock on their perches like hip-hop MCs. If they're dancing outside their cages, the African gray parrots form a conga line on the floor.

Clues and answers

A.One charging a safari trip?RHINO
B.Buddha or Rama, to VishnuAVATAR
C.Garden gnome's avian companion FLAMINGO
D.Like the three hens in "The 12 Days of Christmas"FRENCH
E.Its polymers are the main components of rubberISOPRENE
F.Father or son of classic filmdom (2 wds.)NOAHBEERY
G.Something held by an angry childBREATH
H.Engraving of a type used in signet ringsINTAGLIO
I.1972 Elton John hit with the repeated lyric "I think it's gonna be a long, long time" (2 wds.)ROCKETMAN
J.Release; vent; fireDISCHARGE
K.Nightingale or wrenSONGSTER
L.Callous stubbornnessOBDURACY
M.Aquaculture facilityFISHPOND
N.Exercise called "contrology" by its inventorPILATES
O.National park near Moab, UtahARCHES
P.Accessory worn by Lisa SimpsonNECKLACE
Q.Novelty single that was in the top 10 for 10 weeks in 1976 (2 wds.)DISCODUCK
R.Account held in trustESCROW
S.Celebrity among celebritiesMEGASTAR
T.Consumption of raw meatOMOPHAGIA
U.Giver of advice at TroyNESTOR
V."Rhyme Pays" rapper (hyph.)ICET
W.Further from the theater audienceUPSTAGE
X.Analgesic used in the Civil WarMORPHINE
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