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Welcome to Sunday Puzzle Warm-Up -- a weekly Saturday evening party featuring light puzzle entertainment to help wake up the brain and get folks in the mood for the more challenging puzzles which will be going up 24 hours from now.

On tap for tomorrow, we have several puzzles from last week's potluck puzzle party which we haven't finished solving, including the popular (but occasionally perplexing) Bad Translation puzzles science posted. As usual, there'll be a new JulieCrostic -- and I'll warn you in advance, you'll need to have your thinking caps on for this one.

If you'd like to get in a little practice at solving JulieCrostics (or if you don't know what a JulieCrostic is and would like to learn, in order to be all set for tomorrow), come on down below the squiggle...


You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

NOTE: The following puzzle is a JulieCrostic (named after Julie Waters, the creator of the Sunday Puzzle series). If you're not familiar with JulieCrostics, don't panic!  An explanation of how they work and an example of a solved puzzle are provided directly below tonight's puzzle.

1. comedic Dunn or romantic Roberts
2. famous liar's title
3. kind of credit, tax or offset

4. footwear
5. Plymouth, Gibraltar and Hudson
6. Tom DeLay, Duke Cunningham, William Jefferson, James Traficant, and Spiro Agnew

7. kind of ceiling
8. "And so..." (Pepys)
9. ran away quickly

10. result of poison ivy exposure
11. result of letting Republican handle the economy
12. rockers

Puzzle Party / SUNDAY PUZZLE / Puzzle Party / SUNDAY PUZZLE / Puzzle Party /

How to solve JulieCrostics

For those of you unfamiliar with this kind of puzzle, what you do is solve the clues and write the answers in rows. In tonight's puzzle there are 6 rows with 3 answers per row.

Each word in a row contains all the letters of the previous word, plus one new letter. Write the added letters in the space between the word which doesn't have it and the word which does. The vertical columns created by the added letters will spell out a word or phrase.

An example of how this looks is provided below.

Puzzle Party / SUNDAY PUZZLE / Puzzle Party / SUNDAY PUZZLE / Puzzle Party /

last week's puzzle:

1. 19th century feminist and abolitionist
2. slogan
3.  popular salad item

4. flower
5. night sound
6. human

7. genuine
8. transparent
9. first name of a news show host

10. nickname for a legendary laborer
11. one of Clinton's secretaries
12. courageous

13. wear out
14. liquid measure
15. group of kittens

16. detest
17. wood-working machine
18. detest even more

the answer  to last week's puzzle:
Mott  O  motto  A  tomato  
rose  N  snore  P  person
real  C  clear  H  Rachel
Herc  I  Reich  O  heroic
tire  L  liter  T  litter
hate  L  lathe  O  loathe
The verticals read ONCILL  APHOTO.  Properly spaced, these spell out oncilla photo -- a reference to an award-winning photograph taken earlier that week in Bolivia's Madidi National Park of an extremely rare cat.
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