A Puzzling event, Watson

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That’s right, the wicked puzzler Marjorie has set another crossword, to eat up your hours between now and the end of Sunday, when we’ll draw a name from those who send in their answers and send them a prize.

Good luck!


  1. jtb1951 on March 3, 2010 at 8:03 am

    An excellent and challenging crossword puzzle (done and submitted)! Well done, Marjorie!


  2. LaideeMarjorie on March 3, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Thank you, John, very much.

    And a reminder that clue 29 Across should read “Detroit” where it now says “Detoit”. I wish I could claim I was tipsy when I typed that, but I just will call it a boo-boo and leave it at that!

    I hope you all give it a try. And let me know when you find other boo-boos. They are bound to be in there. Thanks.


  3. Erin on March 3, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Jeez, John! I think you must have set some kind of puzzle solving record 😉

  4. jtb1951 on March 3, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Just another example of one of my relatively unimportant talents, Erin:-)


  5. AHF on March 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Is it something I’m doing wrong, or if the PDF not editable?

  6. Rachel on March 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Done! I take it I should just type out the answers like a list when I submit them?

  7. LaideeMarjorie on March 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    @Erin, you have until Sunday. Slow and steady wins the race. And the crossword puzzle!

    @AHF, I made up the grid when I had only just gotten my first iMac and my new Office software, so I did not (and still don’t) know how to create a fill-in-able form. Sorry about that. I was thrilled that I could make the grid at all and get thel little numbers in there!

    @Rachel, can you fill out the grid and scan it and email it in?


  8. jtb1951 on March 3, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    pdf files are not editable(or at least not without specialized software); if you have scanning capabilities you can print out the pdf file, fill it in, scan it and submit it; or use Rachel’s method of listing the answers to the clues.


  9. Rachel on March 3, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    @Marjorie, unfortunately, I don’t have a scanner available. I can either list them or or try taking a picture of the puzzle and sending that in.

  10. Laidee Marjorie on March 3, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    @Rachel, I think writing out the answers and emailing them in sounds like it might be clearer choice for the puzzle tallying people (not me, thank goodness!). Either way, I am sure that they’ll figure it out. Thanks.

  11. Laurie King on March 4, 2010 at 2:06 am

    Either listing the answers or taking a photo is fine to submit your solutions.

  12. Sara on March 4, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Thanks Marjorie! I didn’t get to my computer until last night- it is a loooooong week with conferences- and as soon as I saw a new puzzle I printed it out and HAD to finish it. Totally made my night. 🙂

  13. Laidee Marjorie on March 4, 2010 at 7:03 am

    @Rachel – There you go. The person who really knows that answer to your question has answered you!

    @Sara – Thanks so much. Creating the puzzles is a great pleasure combined with hair pulling, teeth gnashing and head banging. LOL. But I love it and it’s all worthwhile when you and others give it a try.

  14. Merrily on March 5, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Had fun with this one, and tho it did seem familiar there were some interesting new twists. Happily I have a scanner nearby so no difficulties in sending it along as an attachment.
    Another great job, Marjorie!

  15. Laidee Marjorie on March 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks, Merrily. I know that puzzles aren’t your usual thing, so I appreciate that you did it and enjoyed it.

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