Hint: This month’s crossword is all about the performing arts in the DMV.
D.C. is full of trailblazing creators of all kinds — makers who help reimagine the city’s culture through their visions. From fierce female founders to arts activists, these crossword clues offer an inside look into the city’s creative scene. See the answer key.
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1 Traveling exhibit artist Maggie O’Neill used to produce
9 Through, in route descriptions
11 President, publisher and chief creative officer of DC Comics, Jim _____
12 Columbia Heights mural painted by Joel Bergner,
“My Culture, Mi_____”
15 Pool equipment
16 _____ Speedwagon, ’80s band
17 Famous D.C. arts district, Adams
21 Mimicking bird
23 Unagi in a sushi bar
24 Carved Native American symbols
25 Abstract expressionist artist who paints mainly in black and white, _____ Jones
27 Prefix for responsibly-sourced products
28 Greek love god
30 D.C. artist specializing in quilting, cross-stitch, basket weaving and origami who just had his 100th birthday, Ira _____
32 Yes in Spanish
36 Activist and D.C. artist who painted “That Kind of Boy,” two words
39 Sculpted upper body
41 Luau souvenir
42 Popular live “talks”
43 Neighborhood that features a mural of the first U.S. president
44 D.C.-based multimedia visual artist well known for her work in the fields of environmental public sculpture and conceptual art, Athena _____
3 Wooden oval in the Anacostia Museum
4 The F in BFA
5 Role in Haydn’s “The Creation”
6 Newport’s state, abbr.
7 Painter using abstract colors and shapes influenced by his multicultural background, Jorge _____
10 Bloomingdale mural created by Jeff Huntington and Juan Pineda
13 Sea bird
14 Blouse, for example
18 Like a nostalgic fashion
19 “How about that!”
20 Georgetown’s newest mural created by Victor Quiñonez,
22 D.C. community museum under the Smithsonian umbrella
24 D.C. artist Rose Jaffe’s creative space where she hosts exhibits by other artists, two words
25 Employ an acetylene torch
26 “_____ go, girl!”
29 Mardi Gras celebration city
30 The so-called “Island of the Gods,” east of Java
31 Compass point
33 Thin coating
35 Compartment for a pea
37 Surrealist and Dadaist, _____ Ray
40 The Caribbean, e.g.
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