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Gypsylady  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 6036)
Fri, 18th Jun '10 8:49 PM


Enjoyed your Wordpuzzle! Thanks!


Daveguth  (Level: 250.0 - Posts: 1636)
Fri, 18th Jun '10 10:08 PM

Good one, Mike! Thanks!

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sat, 19th Jun '10 5:35 AM

Fun stuff. Enjoyed it

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6605)
Sat, 19th Jun '10 10:03 AM

Nice idea; good enough for a quiz even.
Must write one one day.


M48ortal  (Level: 248.1 - Posts: 3733)
Sat, 19th Jun '10 10:19 PM

Thanks, all.

Here's the full list:
january jones has appeared in several episodes of mad men ("'Full Frontal', 'Bandits'")
the film february opened on valentines day two thousand three in thailand ("Dabbaransi as Kaewta")
john philip sousa was known as the march king ("Ta dum da da dum da da dum")
pat boone sang april love and starred in the movie of the same name ("Filmed in Lexington, KY")
the film what dreams may come starred robin williams ("Not his usual genre")
june lockhart played the mother on lassie and lost in space ("TV's quintessential mom")
miranda july has been an actress writer director and producer ("Three of these in 'Future'")
august as an adjective means inspiring awe or admiration ("Majestic")
the film september dawn was based on a religious massacre in the old west ("Settlers versus Mormons")
the october revolution occurred in november on the gregorian calendar ("Two for the price of one")

We agonized over the phrasing of the last one, as 'on,' 'in,' 'of,' and 'by' would all have worked, but all had positives and negatives. I tried to keep the tenses the same, but 'August' required present tense.

And yes, we did have a december, but will save it for another day.

Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Sun, 20th Jun '10 1:10 AM

Fun WP, although I'm glad I didn't get February.

I kept trying to fit in June Cleaver as the "quintessential mom" and wondering why the Es weren't in the proper spots. June was obviously the go-to name for mothers back in the day.

Since you brought up prepositions, notice you have Ms. Lockhart starring "on" *Lassie* and *Lost in Space" and Ms. Jones starring "in" *Mad Men." I'll say it for the umpteenth time: People star "in" episodic shows, which are shown "on" TV. It parallels film and fiction: People star "in" movies, which are shown "on" the silver screen. And characters appear "in" books, which are... um... stored "on" shelves?

I can see why you struggled a bit October's wording, but it didn't slow me down once I realized you didn't want "Russia" or any participants.

M48ortal  (Level: 248.1 - Posts: 3733)
Sun, 20th Jun '10 1:57 PM

I put quite a bit of thought into the in/on problem, and finally decided that "in" is probably the only sensible choice for movies, but "on" is often best for TV. (I saw it "on" the six o'clock news. She was "on" the Tonight Show. One of my students was "on" Jeopardy. Who was on Seinfeld last night?) While some shows are obviously "on," for other TV shows, either one makes sense. I sometimes reverse the sentence so I can say a show starred someone instead of someone starred in/on a show.

I don't believe we will ever reach consensus on (in? of?) which is best.

So after much self-debate, I've decided that people are "in" movies and "on" TV shows. If in doubt, burning a vowel is cheaper than a pink screen. Hope this helps if I have a similar puzzle in the future.

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