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Hello Puzzlers, Potential Puzzlers, and the Merely Puzzled! Welcome to Sunday Puzzle, hosted for the first time by yours truly, with some trepidation but if you're reading this, it worked! Thanks to Nova Land and pucklady for the push off the high dive.

Today's puzzle is again a JulieCrostic, named for our late founder, Julie Waters. If you're unfamiliar with how these puzzles work, you can find the rules in yesterday's misdated (oh, those gremlins!) but still entertaining warm-up puzzle diary.  

I hope you're all having a wonderful April, the most beautiful and cruel month. And now, as Ed would say, let's get to work!

Today's puzzle is, I think, relatively gremlin free, but one can never be totally certain! See you in the comments.


 1.    Boise boy to rout Risch?
 2.    controversial Medicaid feature
 3.    wound
 4.    soft noodles
 5.    SIC division blamed for 2008 crash and related ills
 6.    deduce
 7.    Latin brute
 8.    More fly
 9.    Italian island known to able wordplayers
10.    there's always plenty to go around
11.    stop at sea
12.    shinny
13.    sulk
14.    man with goosebumps
15.    herbal tea
16.    more nervous
17.    Sharon's red tattoo
18.    conventions
19.    certain Kentucky chickens
20.    famous cocalero
21.    big 2003 threat
22.    skyrockets
23.    to date's been unsuccessful in finding MH370
24.    awesome bugles
25.    last play venue
26.    Testudinidae rivals
27.    tasty strip
28.    more audacious
29.    2X4
30.    copper coins
31.    appropriate
32.    button or burr
33.    famous Seattleite
34.    ribs
35.    woods
36.    lollygags
37.    ish
38.    makes fast
39.    attractive trailers
40.    Kiev riots, among others

Originally posted to Sunday Puzzle on Sun Apr 20, 2014 at 05:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by New Diarists.

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