12/25/09

MGWCC #082 -- Friday, December 25th, 2009 -- "Your Secret, Santa?"

Good afternoon, crossword fans -- welcome to Week 82 of my contest. If you're new to the contest and would like to enter, please see the site FAQ on the left sidebar for instructions.


LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:

2010 is coming up, which is MMX to our Ancient Roman friends -- and movie folk, whose films will soon date themselves thusly in the credits.

203 solvers noticed that each of the four movie-related answers consisted of two words or phrases, each of which contained our new year (and contest answer):

COMMIX MEMOREXES
MIRAMAX LUMMOX
MAD MAX MIMIEUX
FLUMMOX MALCOLM X

John Reid writes:

Embarrassing note: for a minute or two I actually thought that MMX was a new film rating that was being introduced, until I realized that it’s just 2010!

And from Brian Albus:

I was on vacation and had my iPhone, but didn't have a printer, so I solved this one by hand.



Last week's winner, whose name was chosen at random from the 203 correct entries submitted, is Jim Schooler of Laguna Beach, Calif. In addition to a MGWCC pen, pencil and notepad set, Jim will receive a 50-puzzle subscription to Peter Gordon's new Fireball Crosswords (almost 400 subscribers!)

FOR YOUR HOLIDAY VIEWING PLEASURE:


I'd be remiss if I didn't link to perhaps the greatest of all "South Park" episodes, "A Woodland Critter Christmas." Note: do not watch if you are easily, or even somewhat easily, offended by just about anything! Also, do not read the one-line description of the episode underneath the title, with which the webmasters of this site annoyingly give away one of the episode's secrets.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/103853


THIS WEEK'S INSTRUCTIONS:

This week's contest answer is a two-word phrase.
E-mail it to me at crosswordcontest@gmail.com by Tuesday at noon ET. Please put the contest answer word in the subject line of your e-mail.

To print the puzzle out, click on the image below and hit "print" on your browser. To solve using Across Lite download the free software here, then join the Google Group (1,012 members now!) here.



Solve jolly, and be not led astray by words intended to deceive.

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