Solution to Loop Acrostic #22

A. ILLNESS
B. ALLUDE
C. NIMROD
D. BRIGHT
E. USAGE
F. RIDER
G. UMBER
H. MACYS
I. ACCESS
J. LAYAWAY
K. OFFBEAT
L. SHEEP
M. TOUCH
N. IRVING
O. NAPSTER
P. TOOT
Q. REACH
R. AMBLE
S. NUDGE
T. SIDE ONE
U. LEER
V. AIRED
W. TOXIC
X. IDIOM
Y. OFFAL
Z. NOPE

There is often a chasm, of course, between scholarly and political acumen. Misguided imperial aggression has regularly been advocated by experts of formidable erudition. — Ian Buruma, "Lost in Translation"