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Yow! I'm running late this week (as usual) and this morning when I was going to type up tonight's diary I discovered I'd misplaced my notes for the puzzle I intended to post tonight. Lots of other stuff I needed to be doing so after quick search failed to turn them up I decided it would be better use of time to simply construct new set of answers. Let's see if I managed to come up with clues and answers which actually work...

Tonight's puzzle once again features a book which deserves spotlighting. I'm pretty sure most of you won't have read it yet, since it won't be published until April. But I've read it already (from an uncorrected proof copy) and liked it a lot. It's an especially good book to recommend to (or donate to) your local library. What book is it? Well, there's one way to find out...

One of last week's puzzles went unsolved, so you get a second chance at cracking that this week as well.

And don't forget that next week is potluck Sunday, when everyone is invited to bring along a puzzle to share. Hope to see you in comments tonight, and hope to see you back for the party next week!

Here are the clues for tonight's JulieCrostic. If you're familiar with JulieCrostics, jump right in! If you're new to Sunday Puzzle and don't yet know how JulieCrostics work you can find complete instructions in the bottom part of this diary.

 1. also
 2. Portuguese port
 3. name scan
 4. rancor
 5. before I see it ...
 6. alien android
 7. long-running show
 8. counterfeit thousand
 9. thanks
10. kind of garden
11. what Beck peddles
12. Wilson's predecessor or successor
13. to some it means yes
14. T
15. Anthony Stewart
16. benefit or penalty
17. Mr. Bones
18. class helpers
19. kind of chance
20. bloomers at night
21. Fairbanks studio
22. name for Egypt
23. mountain range
24. free delivery type
25. sturgeon story
26. English follower
27. ride
28. moves quickly
29. better than a cat
30. person who owns falcons
As usual for a Sunday night it would be wise:
  • (a) not to trust the clue capitalization;
  • (b) not to trust the clue punctuation;
  • (c) not to trust the way the clues are grouped (the gremlins like to put the clues into tidy little bunches of three regardless of how many answers there actually are in a row);
  • (d) and (just to play it safe) to be a little wary of word spacing.

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Puzzle Party / SUNDAY PUZZLE / Puzzle Party / SUNDAY PUZZLE / Puzzle Party /
SUNDAY PUZZLE / Puzzle Party / SUNDAY PUZZLE / Puzzle Party / SUNDAY PUZZLE /
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Last week I posted two Crypto-Gremlins.

(Crypto-gremlins are a special kind of cryptogram -- ones which can't be solved by online programs which run through every possible letter substitution, but which can be solved by reasoning and creative thinking. If you're not familiar with this kind of puzzle you can find a detailed explanation of how they work here.)

JoeXM posted the solution to one of the two (a quote from Katha Pollitt). But the other one went unsolved, so I'm posting it again tonight. Please don't make me re-post it again next week for the potluck! (I have a much more tasty puzzle cooked up for that...)

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