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Hello, Puzzlers!

The first potluck of 2013. I hope you're hungry, we've got a lot of great things on our potluck table, but there's always room for more! We're a glutton for puzzles around here, and we might as well indulge, since we are all keeping our diet, exercise, quit smoking, whatever, resolutions. Puzzles are calorie-free!

New year Juliecrostic, Tea Party style!


 1 Impersonate again
 2 Picked
 3 Mormon tea
 4 Obstructed
 5 Inactive
 6 More posh
 7 Pro-life
 8 Oxygenation
 9 Soak
10 Rises
11 Heat
12 Donald is missing these and everyone keeps asking him about them.
13 Hicks with a list
14 I don't know what this is.
15 Wretched refuse shores
16 Pole characteristic
17 Dutch coins
18 One room
19 According to Groucho and dogs, this is the best place to read.
20 refuges
21 Silver grey (this one's for you, Nova)
22 Defeat Bachmann or Boehner
23 Mosey
24 Digs up
25 Gay
26 Man and 2,3 and 4
27 Vitters friends
28 Heaven
28 Stove
30 Anger
31 Normal
32 Stretcher
33 Look
34 Expert
35 Diana or Fowl
36 Small countries
37 Bono
38 Agitates
39 Valleys
40 Imaginary
41 Repeated
42 Chore
43 Rush Limbaugh
44 Hypothetical
I put a list of things into the bad translator. Here is the result:
1 The Lord God is evil

2 I still can fight neglected

3 On Saturday, Harry Potter, the text that you want in the height of your vacation.

4 My mother and my father no longer works

5 Not if it kills you

6 You don't need your own custom icons

7 A very interesting proposal

8 You don't have to fly

9 However, there are still other machines to stay alive

10 If you want to contact one of them

A puzzle from Old Phart! He says:
I really miss the puzzle sessions but most of our evenings have been tied up lately...

Best to you and the rest of the puzzle gang!

And here is his puzzle:
small trout sheep A horse white birds large deer.....
OldPhart also provided a clue (which I've put in reversed text for the benefit of those who'd like to tackle this clueless: "DAER NAHT GNUS RETTEB")

And, here's some one-offs from Nova:

Here's a set of seven One-Off puzzles.

One-Offs are puzzles in which I take familiar phrases and change one letter in one word to make a new phrase.  I then write a paraphrase of the new phrase in which I try to avoid using any words from either the original or altered phrase.  Your challenge is to take the paraphrases I provide and guess what the original and altered phrases are.

The alteration may be one of three things: an added letter, a subtracted letter, or a substituted letter. I won't tell you which one I've used in the different entries -- but I will tell you, in parentheses at the end of the entry, how many words are in the altered phrase.

[NOTE: while I am only permitted to change one letter, I am allowed to change punctuation and capitalization to my heart's content. I may also add or subtract spaces, so that what's one word in the original phrase may become two in teh altered phrase or vice versa. I don't do this often, though -- and when I do I provide in parentheses the number of words in the original phrase followed by the number of words in the altered phrase.]

1.   mercenary inside range (5)
2.  young females simply desire ownership of colt (6)
3.  myrrh mastery (2)
4.  piece with a pickup (3)
5.  persuader's lay (4)
6.  steal coins, then quickly increase fuel supply (5)
7. an adult male whose hair is fashioned in bobtail is unobtainable (8)
And here's an additional One-Off puzzle.
1. Inaugural prize winner (3)
2. Was murdered by baseball team -- (4)
3. Had excessive confidence. Unskilled ministers (5)
4. Occupy meadows during course of game. (5)

5. Their identities consisted of first base, second base, third base and short stop (4; 3)
6. A song maintaining slumber for them (4)
7. During ski champion's evening (5)
8. Idle conversation turned out to be incredibly profound (4)

9-a. Fresh, (1)
9-b. Original, (1)
9-c. Cutting-edge (1)
9-d. Book -- (1)
10. Lomborg rules promised land! (6)

From sny:
Fill in the blanks to continue the pattern:

A _
B C D E _
H I _
F G J _ _

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