Progress is made, some gains are lost, two steps forward and one step back -- but another week rolls around and it's Sunday Puzzle time again! This week there's an all-new JulieCrostic below the fold. As always, instructions for new puzzlers can be found in yesterday's Warm-Up Puzzle, here. Veterans and newbies, please join in!
1 expresses grievances, but festivelyA reminder -- subject lines should NOT include the answer to the clue. That way later puzzlers can set their comments to shrink and start from scratch. Thanks!
2 pidgin language; might it have served as Arab spring's version of Navajo code talk?
3 teachers of twenty and more
4 bigwig Silver, with Blackberry
6 derisive smile
7 Return of the King target
8 sign to negotiate
9 rouse the rabble
10 example of clear bay
11 scott's orchard
12 more kinglike in Iowa or further West
14 best prepared for
15 loll by the fire with the gents
16 Shimmer Floor Wax, and Sonia Sotomayor (per nasty Uncle Pat)
17 unlike blackjack hands, breaking 22 helps win these
18 prepares for Baby
19 grammatical time signals
20 Jerry Springer was elected mayor; Geraldo considered running for this instead
21 Oracle, e.g.
22 deliver bad news in writing
23 familiar with
24 slow and hostile means of possession
Also, I haven't read yesterday's diary, so if there are puzzles remaining from prior weeks, please feel free to post solutions to them in the comments as well.
March on, puzzlers!