Acrostic Solution for Sunday, September 11, 2022

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


EMILY NUSSBAUM, I LIKE TO WATCH -- I dug Taxi, I loved M*A*S*H. ... I memorized Monty Python sketches... . But I also regarded TV the way that Americans had been taught to... . Television was junk. It wasn't worthy of deep thought, the way that books or movies might be.

Clues and answers

A.Lucy and Ricky's landlady on a 1950s sitcom (2 wds.)ETHELMERTZ
B.Typical state in a Stooges sceneMAYHEM
C.Boob tube (2 wds.)IDIOTBOX
D.Appealing to an elevated aestheticLOFTY
E.Non-Muppet role for Frank OzYODA
F.Anchor's phrase in an abrupt segue (2 wds.)NOWTHIS
G.Not buying into the drama, sayUNMOVED
H.Susan who wrote the 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'"SONTAG
J.2005 film based on a 1960s sitcomBEWITCHED
K.Carriers of broadcastsAIRWAVES
L.With one's true identity revealedUNMASKED
M.Marion Cunningham on "Happy Days" or Moira Rose on "Schitt's Creek"MOTHER
N.Sector involved in productionINDUSTRY
O.Canned commodity?LAUGHTER
P.William known as the "Playwright of the Midwest"INGE
Q.Blowup of a comic?KABOOM
R."Playwright of the Midwest," e.g.EPITHET
S.Cinematic take framing a pair of people (hyph.)TWOSHOT
T.Sarcastic surname of a "Captain"OBVIOUS
U.Cinematic symbol of virtue (2 wds.)WHITEHAT
V.What "whatever" may indicateAPATHY
W.The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, for oneTETRAD
X.Talk show host who wrote the essay collection "Talk Show"CAVETT
Y.Monkeyshines, shenanigans, slapstick foolery (2 wds.)HIGHJINKS
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