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Crazy Crossword Clues
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2012/07/05
2:12am
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Kaa said:

From Mister Roger's Neighborhood circa when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth:

Propel, propel, propel your craft
Gently down liquid solution
Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically
Existence is but an illusion.

I guess I predate the dinosaur era, but the 2nd line in the version I learned was:

Propel, propel, propel your craft
Placidly down the liquid solution.
Ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically, ecstatically,
Existence is but an illusion.
2012/07/05
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I've just listened to the podcast where a caller sang a more elite version of “Three Blind Mice.”  The rendition I know, from at least 40 years ago, was what we knew as the Harvard version, as follows:
A trio of rodents with defective eyesight,
A trio of rodents with defective eyesight,
Observe how they perambulate,
Observe how they perambulate.
They all scurried up to the agrarian's spouse;
She severed their appendages with a culinary instrument.
Did you ever observe such a catastrophe in your existence
As a trio of rodents with defective eyesight?
A trio of rodents with defective eyesight.
2012/07/05
5:36am
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More elite than Harvard? Would you explain?

2012/07/05
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When I was in my youth, a friend taught me a hifalutin Show Me the Way to Go Home:

Indicate the way to my abode
I'm fatigued and I wish to retire
I had a tiny beverage sixty minutes ago
And it went straight to my cerebellum
Wherever in this world I may perambulate
Over land, or sea or atmospheric vapor
You can always hear me chanting this refrain
Indicate the way to my abode

2012/07/05
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Sidewalk shuffle:  If they appear to have a sense of humor, I will risk "We've got to stop meeting like this."

 

Couth had a bit of currency after Garson Kanin used it in Born Yesterday – "Your problem is, you've got no couth."

2012/07/27
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(I just discovered that I have an Inbox here, and there's been a message sitting in it for over a month!)

Any road, I was informed that the link in my message of June 18th, 2012 no longer works. The desired target can be found here instead.

2013/03/26
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Apologies for resurrecting an old thread, but upon re-hearing the "Crazy Crossword Clues" segment repeated this week, I came up with a doozie:

Simpsons Would-be Bartender (11 letters)

Anyone care to take a crack at it? (Note that "would-be" is significant, and "Moe Syzlak" doesn't have eleven letters.)

2013/03/26
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Probably wrong, but sure, I'll take a crack (three actually): Syzlakophile? Wannabeamoe? Alchomoelic?

That's the required 11 letters, but the "would-be" part has me stumped.

EDIT: Just read your previous post, and that happened to me too. No idea how long my message was sitting there before I noticed it. Would be good if maybe, when the count is anything other than zero, the text "Inbox: 0" changes colors, like to "Inbox: 1" or whatever color Grant likes.

2013/03/26
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Heimhenge said

Probably wrong, but sure, I'll take a crack (three actually): Syzlakophile? Wannabeamoe? Alchomoelic?

That's the required 11 letters, but the "would-be" part has me stumped.

I'll put it in spoiler tags:

Sideshow Bob. Break up the last word of the clue as "Bart-ender" and you'll see how it works.

2013/03/26
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This doesn't completely fit but I keep thinking of quasi-moe-to

2013/03/26
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Ron Draney said: I'll put it in spoiler tags

Of course …

tried to kill Bart in at least one episode I recall. Subtle clue, but not malicious.  :)

EDIT: Wait … I'm pretty sure CrustyClown (also 11 letters) tried to kill Bart in another episode. But I am not a Simpsons expert.

2013/03/30
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I was taught cursive writing in third grade, and wrote exclusively in it until about 2007 when I realized that hardly anyone could read it, including my teachers. I can still read and write it, however. Now I write mostly in print, and my handwriting is rather neat (it has to be, since I also write IPA on a daily basis). I use the two-story a and quite a few ligatures.

Male, 16. I was born and currently reside in Nogales, Sonora, but I lived from 2003 to 2008 in Tucson.

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