Solution to Loop Acrostic #12

A. LESS
B. OFF-WHITE
C. UTMOST
D. I HAVE
E. STRAIGHTEST
F. MISHMASH
G. ERRONEOUS
H. NEW GUINEA
I. ASTRONOMY
J. NOCHES
K. DARTH
L. PROVERB
M. ARCHITECT
N. TRENCHANT
O. REFUTE
P. IMPERIOUS
Q. OBELISK
R. TUBA
S. GHOST STORY
T. ABYSSINIA
U. MOLEST
V. EMPIRE STATE
W. SWATCH

[Samuel P.] Huntington's core values are rather abstract. It would probably take many guesses for most of the Americans who score high in the patriotism surveys to come up with these items as the basis for their sentiments. — Louis Menand, "Patriot Games"