Acrostic Solution for Sunday, April 8, 2012

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


GERTRUDE STEIN, PICASSO — [He] wrote painting as other children wrote their A B C.... His drawings were not of things seen but of things expressed, in short they were words for him and drawing... was his only way of talking and he talked a great deal.

Clues and answers

A.Object of a chiseler's desireGALATEA
B.Its coat of arms depicts three lionsENGLAND
C.Bits of gorpRAISINS
D.Mulch used in surfacing a circus ringTANBARK
F.Given to thought outside the boxUNORTHODOX
G."A tyrant's authority for crime and a fool's excuse for failure" (Bierce) DESTINY
H.What whiskers might work with? (2 wds.)EGGWHITES
I.Like some documents and wheatSHREDDED
J.System for measuring precious metals (2 wds.)TROYWEIGHT
K.Pushover for a confidence man (2 wds.)EASYMARK
L.Make progress by slow increments (2 wds.)INCHFORWARD
M.Groucho's attire in the mirror scene of "Duck Soup"NIGHTGOWN
N.Result that requires close scrutiny (2 wds.)PHOTOFINISH
O.Where Yeats yearned for a "bee-loud glade"INNISFREE
P.Take part in a confab (3 wds.)CHEWTHEFAT
Q.Good for whatever Mother Nature has in store (hyph.)ALLWEATHER
R.Dinner items traditionally ordered in a half rack or full rackSPARERIBS
S.Visual lure for customers (2 wds.)SHOWWINDOW
T.Electromagnetic unit named for a DaneOERSTED
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