Acrostic Solution for Sunday, September 17, 2017

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

DAVID BYRNE, HOW MUSIC WORKS — Sinatra and... Crosby... adjusted their vocal dynamics in ways that would have been unheard of earlier. It might not seem... radical now, but crooning was a new kind of singing... then. It wouldn't have worked without a microphone.

Full quote

Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby were pioneers when it came to singing "to the microphone." They adjusted their vocal dynamics in ways that would have been unheard of earlier. It might not seem that radical now, but crooning was a new kind of singing back then. It wouldn't have worked without a microphone.

Clues and answers

A.Vessel also called a carboyDEMIJOHN
B.Bandleader with the theme song "Nightmare" (2 wds.)ARTIESHAW
C.Plymouth model named Motor Trend's Car of the Year for 1976VOLARE
D.Using a fake name or wearing a disguiseINCOGNITO
E.Pessimistic, like a gloomy GusDOWNBEAT
F.Half a 1930s crime duoBONNIE
G.Performer at eight World Heritage SitesYANNI
H.Appealing to the heart; dreamy or impracticalROMANTIC
I.Basic skill in mathNUMERACY
J.Clearly visible, not hard to seeEVIDENT
K."Free," in "The Star-Spangled Banner" (2 wds.)HIGHNOTE
L.Playing at the Palace or Music Box (2 wds.)ONBROADWAY
M.Gloss over, sugarcoatWHITEWASH
N.Impressive verbalization, something hard to sayMOUTHFUL
O.Spotless, perfect, impeccableUNFLAWED
P.Thin strips of wood on the side of a barrelSTAVES
Q.Ancient plant-based dyeINDIGO
R.Make a beastly racketCATERWAUL
S.Play the telephone game, e.g.WHISPER
T.Antiquated, dated, stale (2 wds.)OLDHAT
U.The world's first practical one was made by Thomas Edison in 1877RECORDING
V.Prop for a bikerKICKSTAND
W.Granular component of meteoritesSTARDUST
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