Acrostic No. 32

The letters of clue answers, when put in the appropriately numbered squares, will spell out a quotation. The first letters of clue answers spell the author and source of the quotation.

The solution to Acrostic No. 31 appears on page 97.

A. Vine of which leis are made (2 wds.) 186 118 140 128 114 29 20 165

R, Townsman 150 38 167 55 100 69 121

C. “Penny journalism” czar 61 95 14 177 124 9

D. Display of information 54 107 76 19 162 42 144

E. Acclamatory cry 106 34 175 171 122 188 135

F. Persian poet and mathematician 11 33 174 192 52 26 146 3 168 183 160 (2 wds.)

G. Smart aleck (2 wds.) 145 90 86 185 25 44 149

H. Game played with plastic disks 87 59 74 133 37 80 138 156 179 41 92

I. Long-running Broadway musical 88 155 110 28 141 56 131 60 105 81 (2 wds.)

J. Even choice (hyph.) 27 125 115 181 109 53

K. Canonized bishop of Hippo 30 5 99 85 134 152 66 117 123

L. “Rosin-belly” or “wood tick” 79 151 13 49 32 89 6 101 40 158

M. Plaything with a topknot (2 wds.) 111 193 129 94 39 187 78 116 67 62

N. Artistic composite 65 153 147 182 72 10 18

O. 1984’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 120 77 23 161 64 47 71 142 novel

P. With Q., Hitchcock classic 157 93 16 148 164 22 83 of 1059 (3 wds.)

Q. See P. 143 63 15 176 170 58 36 8 31

R. Capital of Alberta 191 35 119 50 73 154 103 82

S. Keyboard instrument 173 166 137 96 57 189

T. Theodoric the Great, for one 4 112 172 48 130 70 178 91 190

U. Evoked boredom in (2 wds.) 184 24 84 98 113 46 51 2 104

V. Hi-fi enthusiast 127 7 108 97 139 43 75 17 132 68

W. Basic details (hyph.) 45 159 12 169 102 180 21 1 163 126 136

ACROSTIC NO. 31

“Leonardo. . . . invented his own shorthand . . . combined and divided words according to a system of his own, and employed no punctuation. . . . Further to mystify posterity, he wrote . . . characters backwards and with his left hand, so . . . reading them requires a mirror.”

— Daniel (J.) Boorstin, (The) Discoverers