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As usual these days I'm running late on a bunch of things I need to get done, so only time for a short puzzle tonight...

1. what I provide for these puzzles
2. section
3. medicine container

4. released
5. puts off
6. said no

7. flags
8. not ours
9. stringed instruments

10. first two words of saying about a castle
11. Polynesian language
12. Wonder Woman's peers

13. what Hoffman said to do to his book
14. warnings
15. heavenly

16. fictional Dallas suburb
17. apartment
18. forever

If you're new to Sunday Puzzle and aren't familiar with this kind of puzzle, don't panic! Here's an explanation of how these puzzles work (plus an example of a solved puzzle).

An Explanation of JulieCrostics

What you do is solve the clues and write the answers in rows. (Tonight's puzzle, as indicated by the clue grouping, has 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. The object of the puzzle is to solve all the clues and read the vertical message.

All the rows have the same word-length pattern. If the first answer in one row has 3 letters, then the first answer in all the rows will have 3 letters. For example, here's the answer diagram for last week's puzzle:
ran  G  rang  I  grain  E  regain
at a R  a rat N  a rant Z  Tarzan
rot  E  tore  F  forte  O  footer
die  M  dime  R  mired  N  remind
sad  L  lads  E  deals  E  leased
The verticals read GREML  INFRE  EZONE -- which, when properly spaced out, say that this is a gremlin-free zone. (Last month we had gremlins tampering with the puzzles, but this month they're confining their mischief to the regular Sunday Puzzle series.)
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