Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 31, 2022

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(ISAAC) ASIMOV, YOURS, ISAAC ASIMOV -- As it happens, I don’t... have time for hobbies. But I am a fiend at Crostics. … Crostics don’t have the public that crosswords do, because Crostics seem hard. They aren’t, and they’re infinitely more interesting than crosswords.

Full quote

As it happens, I don't really have time for hobbies. But I am a fiend at Crostics. I have the Doubleday Crostics #1 for instance (I bought it; I didn't scrounge it), and I intend to get every additional volume as it comes out. Crostics don't have the public that crosswords do, because Crostics seem hard. They aren't, and they're infinitely more interesting than crosswords.

Clues and answers

A.Pioneering magazine of science fiction founded in 1930, informally ASTOUNDING
B.Rock band once featuring Grace SlickSTARSHIP
C.Autograph, as at a book signingINSCRIBE
D.Structure that may be adapted for neutrino detection (2 wds.)MINESHAFT
E.Agamemnon's son and avengerORESTES
F.Competent in a wide range of pursuitsVERSATILE
G.Language descended from Old High GermanYIDDISH
H.Uranian moon visited by Voyager 2OBERON
I.Having avoided injury, none the worse for wearUNSCATHED
J.Coinage by the author of this puzzle's quote, first published in the answer to clue AROBOTICS
K.Defensive backfield, in footballSECONDARY
L.What shredding may be meant to prevent (2 wds.)IDTHEFT
M.Launched, propelled; propagated (2 wds.)SENTFORTH
N.Point of view, slant, outlookASPECT
O.Original that has been imitatedARCHETYPE
P.Suggesting a hexahedron with equal sidesCUBOIDAL
Q.Met, as needsANSWERED
R.Jam in a forced and unnatural waySHOEHORN
S.In the exercise room, still?ISOMETRIC
T.Go head to head mentally (2 wds.)MATCHWITS
U.Instrument for observing altitudes of celestial bodies from a moving craftOCTANT
V.Exactly as originally writtenVERBATIM
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