Acrostic Solution for Sunday, August 16, 2020

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

TONI MORRISON, SONG OF SOLOMON — Saying something is pitch black is like saying something is green. ... Green like a cucumber, lettuce, or green like the sky is just before it breaks loose to storm? Well, night black is the same way. May as well be a rainbow.

Full quote

Saying something is pitch black is like saying something is green. What kind of green? Green like my bottles? Green like a grasshopper? Green like a cucumber, lettuce, or green like the sky is just before ir breaks loose to storm? Well, night black is the same way. May as well be a rainbow.

Clues and answers

A.Medium used by Jacob Lawrence in his "Migration Series"TEMPERA
B.Do a favor for; bind by dutyOBLIGE
C.Daughter of Nyx who meted out divine retributionNEMESIS
D.Big Brother type of productINKJET
E.Syrupy, cornball, cheesyMAWKISH
F.Egg foo yung, essentiallyOMELET
G.Painter of the Prado's "Saturn" (1636)RUBENS
H.Occasional prey for a pod of orcas (2 wds.)RIGHTWHALE
I.Big chunk of the oceanICEBERG
J.Vessel for milk or a Martian?SAUCER
K.Son and avenger of AgamemnonORESTES
L.Dark cloud; haloNIMBUS
M.Multihued fruit-flavored candiesSKITTLES
N."If I could I would always work in silence and ____, and let my efforts be known by their results": Emily BrontëOBSCURITY
O.Old-fashioned 9-ironNIBLICK
P.Producing more salt and pepperGRAYING
Q.Cleopatra's Needle, for oneOBELISK
R.Meant to be attention-gettingFLASHY
S.Accoutered as a sophisticated ladySOIGNEE
T.Big name in athletic sunglassesOAKLEY
U.Roughly 5.9 trillion miles (hyph.)LIGHTYEAR
V.Naomi who won the 2018 U.S. OpenOSAKA
W.Of an identical color or patternMATCHING
X.Big-eyed babe in the woods?OWLET
Y.English city whose natives are called "Geordies"NEWCASTLE
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