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I'm away for blueberry season, with minimal internet access, until about the third week of September.

But Sunday Puzzle is still here every week for your puzzling pleasure. Pucklady will be hosting a potluck puzzle party on the first Sunday of each month; Villanova Rhodes will be providing delightfully devious JulieCrostics on the third Sunday of each month; and I've queued up re-posts of some of the earliest JulieCrostics for the weeks in between.

Julie Waters started the Sunday Puzzle series in October 2007, and a special kind of acrostic puzzle (named JulieCrostics in her honor) quickly became the Sunday Puzzle feature item. If you're ready to journey back in time and match wits with Julie, come on down below the orange squiggle...

Julie originally posted this puzzle on February 17, 2008.

If you're new to Sunday Puzzle, you can find a detailed explanation of how JulieCrostics work in any Sunday Puzzle Warm-Up diary (as well as an introductory puzzle to work and an example of a solved puzzle).

Back in the early days, Julie used to tell us what the word-length pattern for the puzzle was. But since you folks have gotten pretty expert at team-solving these things, the gremlins insisted that I shouldn't include that information this time.

 1.  Injured
 2.  Go ever so slowly
 3.  Faulted

 4.  Assist
 5.  Squeal
 6.  Flattened at the poles

 7.  Delight
 8.  Scout
 9.  About three miles

10.  Provoke
11.  Something you might have done after a #10
12.  Prepared

13.  Lox locale
14.  Preferred
15.  Neutralized

16.  Arch supporter
17.  #55 can cover this
18.  Blueprint

19.  Shirts
20.  Direct
21.  Cut it out!

22.  Eruption?
23.  Vast expanse
24.  Original lens

25.  Drat!
26.  Flaws
27.  One who idles

28.  Pal
29.  Intended
30.  Fertility Organ

31.  Stops
32.  Legumes
33.  Without presence.

34.  Small eatery...
35.  ...where this is served
36.  Blemish

37.  Desert
38.  Exactly!
39.  Omen

40.  Diplomacy
41.  Head space
42.  Approach

43.  Begin
44.  Clearing
45.  Ancient

46.  promontory
47.  Inform on
48.  Proclaim

49.  One sometimes wears #46
50.  Alternate
51.  Be overprotective

52.  You can be all this
53.  Fleece
54.  Weakened and ragged

55.  Lucre
56.  Follow, in all due haste
57.  Google's domain

58.  You can store #55 in this.
59.  Scrounge
60.  Brutus #15'd him.

61.  That companion
62.  Petard's verb
63.  Eastern religion

64.  Edna or Helen Mirren
65.  Adjust
66.  Paired process

Next week, another JulieClassic and the answers to tonight's puzzle. Meanwhile here are the answers to JulieClassic # 8:
anime L menial K manlike
glean I genial E lineage
aired S raised N sardine
enter W werent S western
taper N parent T pattern
smite K kismet A mistake
cents I insect R cistern
named E demean R renamed
The verticals spell out LISWNKIE (an anagram of Lewinski) and KEN STARR.

As you can see, the Sunday Puzzle gremlins were active even back in the early days of Sunday Puzzle. They not only scrambled the letters of the first column, they also sneakily switched in an I for the final Y of Lewinsky!

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