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    Literary Crossword

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by DvnMrtn, Jun 14, 2010.

    Just for fun. Test your literary knowledge with this crossword. With the exception of the 'Bonus' question all answers are the last names of authors. Please don't post answers in this thread. I will PM you the answers upon request. :)

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    4. If you were to wake up one day transformed into a giant bug you would be living this author's most well known story.
    5. Contemporary author: "It always ends. That's what gives it value."
    6. Although he wrote in French, most of his works can be found translated into English. Some works have been made into movies.
    10. Poet: Wrote about a young man's decent into madness after the loss of his lover 'Lenore'.
    11. The author of a well known novel that deals with the human mind and life in an asylum. Also was adapted into both a play and a movie.
    13. Created a world where firefighter's are dedicated to arson.
    14. His well known hero was born and raised in the shire.
    15. Father of 'Gonzo Journalism'.
    16. His most famous novel focuses around the fictional trials of an Italian American crime family.

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    1. Wrote a famous play that follows the misfortunes of the Prince of Denmark.
    2. Contemporary horror writer.
    3. Bonus: "Be the change you want to see in the world." (Not an author, but equally as influential)
    7. One of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century.
    8. Wrote a horror story that is largely considered one of the first examples of science fiction.
    12. A contemporary author whose most famous character's name is Tyler Durden.
     
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    I only know the answer to number twelve, and possibly number four. Shame on me. I have like no literary knowledge. :(
     
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    Well, this is fun! :) I'm pretty sure I've solved 4, 6, 10, 13, 14, and 15 across; 1, 3, and 8 down. At least, they all fit in the appropriate boxes. I know 12 down, I know I do, but it escapes me for the time being. I shouldnt be surprised after so many lit courses and general interest, but I'm pretty proud of myself!

    I dont have a clue as to 11 or 16 across, but they sound incredibly interesting.

    Will you send me the answers?
     
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    not to brag, but it's too easy for me... the result of having been a voracious reader for going on 3/4 of a century and doing the ny times hardest for way over a half century, plus being the crossword-maker for my high school paper for 3 years...

    clue for solvers: 3 down is my sig quote... and he was a prolific author, though not of fiction...
     
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    I didn't know that.

    I figured this would be really easy for some people and much too hard for others.
     
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    we're never too old to learn, right?... at 71 i still am amazed at some of the things i didn't know...
     
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    Isn't there an old saying that goes: The more you learn the more you realize you don't know? - something along those lines?
     
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    Confession--with the help of the boyfriend, lol, we figured out all except 13 across and 8 down. Somebody PM me the answers!
     
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    Are numbers 9 and 11 not really supposed to be there?

    I got all of them except 13 across, but I'm not gonna lie...I didn't do it by myself.
     
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    I'll post the answers in a few days for those who couldn't figure some out
     
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    I also think I'll probably make another one. There's a site that does the hard work for you, you just have to think of the questions and answers. I'd like to try answering someone else's puzzle if they are bored and have the time.
     
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    I'll try to do one next week.
     
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    hiddennovelist:
    11 across there, but 9 across IS missing!

    i didn't even notice... just went with the ones that did have clues...

    how 'bout it, dm?... what's it supposed to be?
     
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    9 across: Where Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey begins
     
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    Or here's another one...

    9 across: In a book based on a true story, the character tries to make 1000 of these but dies with only 644 completed.
     
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    I thought of that one as well. All that assumes Devon forgot to select a word for that slot.
     
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    Yeah I'm not sure what happened. I guess it generated and I made a blunder. I like the question you selected, I know the story but not the author. I'd have to look it up.
     
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    Man, I don't know how I missed 11...I must have gone temporarily blind...
     
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    i don't get it, cog... 2001 begins with a view of sun, earth and moon... or, outer space, if you will, which still doesn't fit, no matter how i try...

    and how can 'coerr' [as in eleanor coerr, author of 'sadako and the 1000 paper cranes'] fit 9 across, marina/cog?

    if lovecraft was what 7 down is supposed to be [as it should be, per the clue], then 9 across has to have 'o' for the second letter... and since keysey is 11 across, then the 4th letter is an 'e' which confirms lovecraft and leaves me puzzled...

    unpuzzle me, please!?
     
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    ok, so you were referring to the book version of the film... but that was being written as the screenplay was being written [based on several of clarke's short stories] and i didn't care to read a movie-book, so is the opening scene in the book really olduvai?
     
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    9 across is based on 7 down and 3 down. The first letter of 9 across,
    then, is O, and the last letter of 9 across is not E.

    As for the 9 across hint, it says the character was trying to make 1000 of these.
     
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    sorry, i meant '9 down' not across... and as for 'these' you're right that i was thinking author, not 'these'... but i didn't consider 'origami' as a plural object, since what the child was making was actually cranes...

    but enough nit-picking!... it was a nifty crossword, despite that one glitch... hugs, m
     

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