Acrostic Solution for Sunday, August 29, 2021

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

(DAVE) MORICE, (THE) DICTIONARY OF WORDPLAY — Wordplay unites us... . Americans born generations apart... will still collectively recognize the likes of "Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear...," "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck?...," and "A sailor went to C-C-C to see what he could C-C-C... ."

Full quote

Wordplay unites us as an American culture. It is a great part of the folk-lore of a nation that was founded long after the invention of the printing press. Americans born generations apart and thousands of miles apart will still collectively recognize the likes of "Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear...," "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck?...," and "A sailor went to C-C-C to see what he could C-C-C... ."

Clues and answers

A.Frequency that sounds really painful?MEGAHERTZ
B.The main thing?OCEAN
C.Tracker, either coming or goingRADAR
D.They can help drinkers get a grip (2 wds.)ICETONGS
E.Relish that's redundant?CHOWCHOW
F.Batted thingEYELASH
G.Go from big to littleDOWNSIZE
H.Modern storage facilityICLOUD
I.Reliable source of moola? (2 wds.)CASHCOW
J.The old one-two?TWELVE
K.Suggesting something fishyICHTHYIC
L.Light weight in no uncertain termsOUNCE
M."All ____ wears one universal grin": Henry FieldingNATURE
N.Spots coming in a storm (2 wds.)ADBLITZ
O.Whisper, as a man's name aloud?RUSTLE
P.Hue ... or cry?YELLOW
Q.Army threat?OCTOPUS
R.Occurring in the knight time?FEUDAL
S.Big Apple figureWOZNIAK
T.Expert who deals with many pupilsOCULIST
U.Sound of moving lumber around?RUMBLE
V.Small septet of whistlersDWARFS
W.Man of constant famePLANCK
X.City of India evoking present fortune?LUCKNOW
Y.This thingACROSTIC
Z.Hybrid of "Yes!" and "Wow!"YOWZA
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