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I'm away travelling, so Sunday Puzzle is on re-runs. But these are truly classic re-runs: the very earliest JulieCrostics posted on Daily Kos as constructed by Julie Waters herself.

If you're not familiar with what JulieCrostics are and how they work you can find a complete explanation, along with introductory puzzles and examples of completed puzzles, in our companion series Sunday Puzzle Warm-Up.

Julie loved music and was an accomplished musician. In her honor Sunday Puzzle Warm-Up has been doing a Songfest Celebration this summer. Each week you get a new puzzle, the answer to which is the title of a noteworthy song, plus you get a YouTube clip of the song featured in the previous week's puzzle. So even if don't need any puzzles to practice on, you might still enjoy dropping by.

Okay, enough talk from me. Are you ready to match wits with Julie? If so, come on down!


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This is the 6th JulieCrostic which Julie posted at Daily Kos. (You can find the first, second, third, fourth and  fifth at the links provided.)

In the early days of Sunday Puzzle, Julie revealed the word pattern at the start. Tonight's puzzle has 9 rows, each row has 3 answers, and the word lengths are 4-5-6.

 1. You can cut it, even if it's raw
 2. Linger
 3. Impeccable, flawless

 4. Likewise
 5. People from this will scoff at this puzzle
 6. Sailor

 7. Title
 8. Finished
 9. Protected

10. Geek
11. Beneath
12. Repay

13. Oscar Wilde, for example
14. Splinter
15. You can make a lot of dough here

16. Change course
17. What you do with a summons
18. Experienced or skilled

19. Skin
20. To work with difficulty
21. In the #24 of

22. Perforated cap
23. Awaken
24. Flow

25. Beloved
26. Naked
27. You do this before shouting "land!  Glorious land!"

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