Acrostic Solution for Sunday, August 4, 2019

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

ALAN BURDICK, WHY TIME FLIES — [S]econds... are the currency of... life, the pennies of our time: ubiquitous and critical in a pinch (for instance, when you just manage to make a train...) yet sufficiently marginal to be... dropped by the handful without thought.

Full quote

Increasingly our days are governed by seconds. They are the currency of modern life, the pennies of our time: ubiquitous and critical in a pinch (for instance, when you just manage to make a train connection) yet sufficiently marginal to be frittered away or dropped by the handful without thought.

Clues and answers

A.Financial option for a retireeANNUITY
B.Rodeo ringLARIAT
C.Biting or sarcastic toneACERBITY
D.1936 Djuna Barnes novel that pioneered in lesbian literatureNIGHTWOOD
E.Doo-wop chart-topper for the Marcels (2 wds.)BLUEMOON
F.The rite oil to use?UNCTION
G.When a lot of rubber hits the road (2 wds.)RUSHHOUR
H.Flip side of the Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" (2 wds.)DAYTRIPPER
I.Spreadable, in a wayINFECTIOUS
J.Constantly recurringCHRONIC
K.Co-author, with Ferber, of "Dinner at Eight"KAUFMAN
L.Go as geese goWADDLE
M.Exaggerated fanfareHOOPLA
N."That is no country for old men" poetYEATS
O.What a farmer's combine can doTHRESH
P.Turn a blind eye or a deaf ear to IGNORE
Q.Statue figure in Lexington Battle GreenMINUTEMAN
R.Something for which to use the "=" symbolEQUATION
S.Half of a clam (2 wds.)FIFTYCENTS
T.One of Ali's signature moves (2 wds.)LEFTJAB
U.Item for a summer picnic (2 wds.)ICECHEST
V.Number of starters on an Australian football teamEIGHTEEN
W.Congested (2 wds.)STUFFEDUP
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