Acrostic Solution for Sunday, July 9, 2017

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

KORY STAMPER, WORD BY WORD — [I]n Springfield, there are a couple dozen people who spend their workweek doing nothing but making dictionaries — ... writing... definitions, thinking deeply about adverbs, and slowly, inexorably going blind. They are lexicographers.

Full quote

In that unassuming brick building in Springfield, there are a couple dozen people who spend their workweek doing nothing but making dictionaries — sifting the language, categorizing it, describing it, alphabetizing it. They are word nerds who spend the better parts of their lives writing and editing dictionary definitions, thinking deeply about adverbs, and slowly, inexorably going blind. They are lexicographers.

Clues and answers

A.Artful exercise of power by a monarchKINGCRAFT
B.With everything in its proper placeORGANIZED
C.Staffer who might be on a 24-hour shiftRESIDENT
D.Home of Eastern Michigan UniversityYPSILANTI
E.Job for a watchful acrobat or rock climberSPOTTING
F.Much of the AM band nowadays (2 wds.)TALKRADIO
G.Like paper towelsABSORBENT
H.Go from one job to another and backMOONLIGHT
I.Unlike Emily Dickinson's poems, initiallyPUBLISHED
J."Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most ___" (Molière)EXPENSIVE
K.Drink the Brits call "hock" (2 wds.)RHINEWINE
L.Like the gusty conditions around the Earnshaw houseWUTHERING
M.Setting for the start of "Annie"ORPHANAGE
N.Like wind and water, but not oil and gasRENEWABLE
O.Noteworthy export of New OrleansDIXIELAND
P.Septet in Ursa Major (2 wds.)BIGDIPPER
Q.Ahi by another nameYELLOWFIN
R.Persuading by guile or flatteryWHEEDLING
S.Keen on hiking, canoeing, camping, etc.OUTDOORSY
T.Itemized bill, or its settlementRECKONING
U.ThingamajigDOOHICKEY
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