Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 26, 2015

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


(E.V.) LUCAS, FIRESIDE AND SUNSHINE — [T]oast from which the crispness has... thawed away... is abomination. It is limp, and tough, and indigent. ... [T]he mastication of it makes no sound. ... [T]he noise from good toast should reverberate in the head like the thunder of July.

Clues and answers

A.Response to a security threatLOCKDOWN
B.The Aggies of the Mountain West Conference (2 wds.)UTAHSTATE
C.Spouse of a reigning monarchCONSORT
D.Call it a day in courtADJOURN
E.Put away for later useSTASHED
F.Have the rear end swing out of controlFISHTAIL
G.Tree also known as a hornbeamIRONWOOD
H.Physics phenomenon in which light from an object is increased in wavelengthREDSHIFT
I.Congressional session that Harry Truman called "Do-Nothing"EIGHTIETH
J.Provider of comfortSOLACE
K.Citizen of Panama, e.g.ISTHMIAN
L.Gimli of Middle-earth, for oneDWARF
M.Play against type, as a robotEMOTE
N.Host of Angels on a field?ANAHEIM
O.Literary giant with a love of wordplayNABOKOV
P.Traditional garb worn by GandhiDHOTI
Q.Bauxite source, usually (2 wds.)STRIPMINE
R.Lacking in orderUNTIDY
S.Handout for conventioneersNAMETAG
T.Backdrop for a prairie dog townSAGEBRUSH
U.Thriving, robust, in fine shapeHEALTHY
V.Publisher of an influential 1960s weekly (3 wds.)IFSTONE
W."The demon of ____" (boredom)NOONTIDE
X.Thomas Bowdler, notablyEUPHEMIST
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