Acrostic Solution for Sunday, August 5, 2018

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

KEN DRUSE, THE NEW SHADE GARDEN — Plants are moving... . ... Slowly but surely, the population of growing things that like... cold temperatures will creep ever northward, to a cooler climate. Even the oak trees are moving northward, with the help of the squirrels.

Full quote

Plants are moving as well. If seeds from a local plant fall to the ground, perhaps the ones that germinate farthest south will not survive, and the ones that sprout a bit north will. Slowly but surely, the population of growing things that like cool or cold temperatures will creep every northward, to a cooler climate. Even the oak trees are moving northward, with the help of squirrels.

Clues and answers

A.Spacecraft launched in 2009 in search of exoplanetsKEPLER
B.Alma mater of 19 British prime ministersETON
C.Nutrition for long-tongued batsNECTAR
D.Turn from one course to anotherDIVERT
E.What a certain car mirror provides (2 wds.)REARVIEW
F.Who makes the decisions at homeUMPIRE
G.Source of vitamin DSUNLIGHT
H.Hue of yellowish whiteEGGSHELL
I.Common bit of late-night programming (2 wds.)TALKSHOW
J.Hurry, with "it"HOTFOOT
K.AuthorizeEMPOWER
L.Worse-than-ever misdeed by a cad (2 wds.)NEWLOW
M.Not doing anything wrongETHICAL
N.What the average American does five-plus hours a day (2 wds.)WATCHTV
O.Failure to meet a hoped-for amount; deficitSHORTFALL
P.Owl or derisive sortHOOTER
Q.Sixth Amendment guaranteeATTORNEY
R.Scottish hill mentioned in "Macbeth"DUNSINANE
S.Work in the form of a letterEPISTLE
T.Like Louis Armstrong's voiceGRAVELLY
U.Poise, composureAPLOMB
V.Part with which the covetous say they'd part (2 wds.)RIGHTARM
W.Tennis stroke that requires a deft touch (2 wds.)DROPSHOT
X.Subordinate to a knightESQUIRE
Y.Like Harry and Sally in "When Harry Met Sally ..."NEUROTIC
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