Well, this is embarrassing!
I read an item recently about a person with medical problems, and thought I'd use this week's JulieCrostic to spotlight something good which people could buy if they wanted to help. So I diagrammed the puzzle, came up with words, wrote out the clues, looked the whole thing over... Looked good! I just needed to paste it into a diary shell, write up this introduction, and the week's puzzle diary would be all set.
And then it occurred to me the puzzle might be better if I included the person's name. So I did a new diagram with that, came up with words, wrote out the clues, looked the whole thing over... Looked good! I just needed to paste it into a diary shell, write up this introduction, and the week's puzzle diary would be all set.
Well, somewhere along the line the gremlins sneaked in again (despite my telling the cats to keep a close eye out and to chase away any gremlins that tried to get in). And not only did they post both versions of the puzzle -- they ran the two versions together without giving any indication where one ends and the other begins. AAARGH!
Unfortunately I'm running very short on time this weekend and won't have time to separate the two puzzles before post time. So I guess you folks will have to do that for yourselves. Sorry about that!
More bad news: science is off doing sciencey things, so will have limited online time tonight and may not be able to take part in tonight's puzzle party.
But good news! Even though science may not be here in online person, he sent along 20 famous movie quotes to brighten our evening. I warned the gremlins not to fiddle with the quotes, and they assured me that on their honor they wouldn't do anything to what science sent. So at least we should be able to enjoy some movie memories while pondering over the JulieCrostic.
Puzzle fun awaits directly below the orange something-or-other!
First up, here are the 20 movie quotes science sent for us to enjoy. I don't recognize them at first glance, but there are a lot of well-known movies I haven't see so that's not surprising. I'm sure the rest of you will recognize these right away...
1. 'Robinson, Problem Solving and research networks?' (1967)2.. 'The general trends. Hamster mom and dad berries.' (1975)3. ‘This is not true. The answer to this question.' (1988)4. 'I think it's your partner in my jungle.' (1996)5. 'I'm pretty smart, huh? I love this man.' (1981)6. 'Access to credit, life and death.' (1994)7. 'But look, my son was with him.' (1942)8. 'Perhaps power.' (1977)9. 'Now can not be denied.' (1972)10. 'Love is no excuse.' (1970)
..................................................................................................................11. 'You're a man, I am a man, man.' (1998)12. 'I want to quit smoking.' (2005)13. 'Why is this important?' (2008)14. 'Dare. Less than style.' (1995)15. 'The fact is that human desires, but more than words, is good.' (1987)16. 'Way? If you do not have access.' (1985)17. 'I was very angry, am what?' (1976)18. 'We are a lack of communication.' (1967)19. 'Hello, good morning.' (1968)20. 'Corps to open the door.' (1968)
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And here's tonight's DoubleJulieCrostic. As I mentioned in the introduction, this week the gremlins took two different versions I'd done of this week's puzzle and squashed them together into one. (So when you look at the verticals you may think you're seeing double in places...)
As usual the gremlins bunched the clues together in groups of 3 (regardless of how many answers there actually are per row). They also removed the capitalization from the clues. And it's quite possible they fiddled with the punctuation or word spacing...
1. cartoon dog
3. kind of car or cop
5. follower of henry iv
6. kind of deer
8. first name of plaintiff in famous civil rights case
9. jones' title
10. prime number or mean value
11. confidential law
13. one of eight
15. takes back
16. you can find this in new york for 55 more days
18. manx people
20. tower of london sand
21. french men
22. english chick
23. register up to the time of
24. what a savage does when excited
25. ben or jerry
28. money comes next when this is right
29. oh! oh! oh, oh, oh! oh, oh, oh, oh, OH!
31. weird southern state
33. tall fairy
34. most competent
35. strongly criticized
36. kos follower
38. resting place
39. in england this would be blank
41. follower of car and pet
43. kind of job one may be told to get
44. buck is one
46. play scenery
47. hold back
48. agency people
49. sydney suburb and greek gorge
50. pours out
51. female bush (informally)
53. first integrated southern college
55. given back
56. liberal involved with chase manhattan
57. pointless tile