Acrostic Solution for Sunday, August 22, 2004

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon


DAN BROWN, THE DA VINCI CODE — Most tourists... sprint through the [Louvre] to see the three most famous objects: the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and Winged Victory. Art Buchwald... boasted he'd seen all three masterpieces in five minutes and fifty-six seconds.

Clues and answers

A.Dutch art school represented by Piet Mondrian (2 wds.)DESTIJL
B.Palazzo Alfieri's townASTI
C.Documentary form superseded by TV broadcastingNEWSREEL
D.Jut, as a brow; popular carBEETLE
E.Creator of Flakey Foont and Fritz the Cat (2 wds.)RCRUMB
F.Left, right and centerOUTFIELD
G.Frogman's getup (2 wds.)WETSUIT
H.Territory unclaimed or ambiguous (3 wds.)NOMANSLAND
I.Venetian master who painted "St. George and the Dragon"TINTORETTO
J.Beau's relation to Bo?HOMONYM
K.Norwegian who painted "The Scream" (2 wds.)EDVARDMUNCH
L.Kind of pizza with a thick crust (2 wds.)DEEPDISH
M.Result of taking a course in algebra?AFTERMATH
N.Renaissance fresco painter born Paolo CaliariVERONESE
O.Technique of applying paint thicklyIMPASTO
P.Quality of a naysayerNEGATIVITY
Q.Evaluation involving a dummy (2 wds.)CRASHTEST
R.Live and present (3 wds.)INTHEFLESH
S.Create shading with multiple intersecting linesCROSSHATCH
T.Worrying over stuff more than necessaryOBSESSIVE
U.Incompetent dweeb or dingbatDOOFUS
V.Meager, scantyEXIGUOUS
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