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  •  spoiler 34, 35, 36 (2+ / 0-)
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    Nova Land, wayoutinthestix
    1.  bret  (as in harte and maverick ~heh~)
    1.  brett (comedian/actress who had her own show)
    1.  better (better half)

    i also have teal and plate for 31 & 32, which stix beat me to (yeah, i ended with a preposition).  i have no clue what 33 is.  

    i think we see now that the clues are of varying lengths.  nova, i repeat, you are evil!  ;-)

    I didn't get Jack from Abramoff...I'm not a Republican!

    by nonnie9999 on Mon May 19, 2008 at 02:46:24 PM PDT

    •  churchill (3+ / 0-)

      once said  "ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put"

    •  re 34-36 (2+ / 0-)
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      Nova Land, nonnie9999

      Wonderful! Those are rock solid.

      "I suppose it's never any surprise that a sham, when it falls apart, falls apart so quickly and thoroughly." - from Sea of Tranquillity by Paul Russell

      by wayoutinthestix on Mon May 19, 2008 at 08:50:50 PM PDT

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    •  important note regarding word length! (2+ / 0-)
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      nonnie9999, wayoutinthestix

      My apologies for not spotting and responding to this sooner.  I checked in at the library a couple times yesterday, but I was reading hastily and didn't fully understand what you wrote.

      (I got home this morning, but then had problems with my internet connection, so again failed to spot that you had this theory about varying word lengths until just a few minutes ago when re-reading the full thread to chart out the progress y'all are making.)

      Because I simply linked back to Julie's rules, rather than writing the rules out myself, I wasn't as familiar with what they say as I thought I was.  I mistakenly believed that the rules required all words in a column to have the same length.  

      The idea of doing a puzzle with different word-lengths in different rows had occurred to me, and I had it in mind to attempt that some day, but I thought I would need to write out and post a new set of rules which subtly omitted that requirement.

      I wish I had known there was no such requirement. If I had, I would have been careful to specify in the introduction to this puzzle that the word lengths are consistent in all of the rows.    (That would have forestalled you suspecting I was pulling that trick this time, and left me free to pull it on you another time without you already being suspicious.)

      Let me repeat that: the word lengths are consistent in all of the rows of this puzzle.  Every word in a vertical column has the same number of letters as all the other words in that column.

      My apologies, again, for not clarifying this sooner.

      •  okie dokie.... (2+ / 0-)
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        Nova Land, wayoutinthestix

        that means that the word lengths are 4-5-6, based on 13, 14, 15 and 34, 35, 36.  22, 23, 24 might also be correct using bras, brans, and brains (that should be some kind of slogan).  teal for 31 and plate for 32 work, too.

        I didn't get Jack from Abramoff...I'm not a Republican!

        by nonnie9999 on Tue May 20, 2008 at 04:15:12 PM PDT

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        •  onoz! 13,14,15 (2+ / 0-)
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          Nova Land, nonnie9999

          I was just writing a new comment when that thing on the bottom about popped up to announce yours.

          fit - tiff - fifth is 3-4-5. Dang, it goes against the prevailing trend. I can't believe that it's wrong but it looks so.

          "I suppose it's never any surprise that a sham, when it falls apart, falls apart so quickly and thoroughly." - from Sea of Tranquillity by Paul Russell

          by wayoutinthestix on Tue May 20, 2008 at 04:34:37 PM PDT

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          •  oops! my bad! (2+ / 0-)
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            Nova Land, wayoutinthestix

            i was so convinced that fit, tiff, fifth was correct, that i didn't even realize there were not enough letters. d'oh!  i loved those answers!
            for 13, i thought of past (past perfect), but then all i could do for minor disagreement is mix up the letters and get spat.  it doesn't need another letter.  

            I didn't get Jack from Abramoff...I'm not a Republican!

            by nonnie9999 on Tue May 20, 2008 at 04:53:52 PM PDT

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