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Well, my "little vacation" ended up lasting two and a half years... funny how life steers your life in directions you weren't planning on. I'll start off with occasional posts, but I fully plan to resume this blog to full speed by the new year.

I hope you'll come back for frequent visits, to see new reviews, to share opinions, to take a survey (or two), and to celebrate the shows and show people that have made the TheatreScene!

Jeff

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Broadway Crossword by Blog #5: Original vs Revival, Clue Set #3

The most recent Broadway crossword puzzle was inspired by the fact that the season's two scheduled revivals are revivals of shows I saw the first time they were revivals: Anything Goes and How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.


I decided in CLUE SET #1 to mix things up a little bit and not give the clues out in order. The first set revealed the 9 plays and musicals and their revivals that the rest of the clues are about. That clue set also includes instructions for setting up your grid, tells you which lines contain no new clues, and other details about the way shows were picked. CLUE SET #1 is the best place to start this puzzle.  CLUE SET #2 contains 7 pairs of clues about 7 of the 9 plays and musicals and their revivals that are part of the whole puzzle.  If you kept track of which shows have had clues given about them, you know which two haven't been "clued" about.  In today's clue set, the first two pairs are about those two shows.  The rest of today's pairs, and those of the last clue set (#4, next week) are about all of the shows involved.

Good luck!

Here are this week's clue pairs.  Remember: Each pair has to do with the same show/character/etc.

44 Across:  Row 31, Block 17.  11 Letters: The original Anita
41 Down:  Row 29, Block 34.  10 Letters:  Tony Award-winning Anita

12 Across:  Row 8, Block 9.  16 Letters: Tony-winning lead actor in 2010 Best Play Revival
20 Down:  Row 13, Block 8.  14 Letters: Tony-winning lead actor in 1987 Best Play; he drives Miss Daisy

28 Across:  Row 20, Block 27.  10 Letters: In 1987, she was a 3D prop
23 Down:  Row 15, Block 34.  11 Letters: In 2002, he played the bovine prop

11 Across:  Row 6, Block 20.  14 Letters: 2011 Narrator; popular CNN show host/reporter
29 Across:  Row 22, Block 10.  14 Letters: 1995 Narrator; CBS news anchor legend

30 Across:  Row 23, Block 29.  10 Letters: 1995 director; he also directed Jersey Boys
51 Across: Row 36, Block 19.  10 Letters: 2011 director; he also directed Promises, Promises

22 Across:  Row 14, Block 8.  15 Letters: 2010's Henrik, a London import
37 Across:  Row 27, Block 14.  9 Letters: 1973's Henrik, the original Demon Barber of Fleet Street

13 Down:  Row 8, Block 22.  10 Letters: He directed the Catherine/Angela 2010 revival
19 Across:  Row13, Block 27.  12 Letters: He directed the 1973 original

Here are the clues, crossword style:

Across
 
 
11  2011 Narrator; popular CNN show host/reporter
12  Tony-winning lead actor in 2010 Best Play Revival
19  He directed the 1973 original
22  2010's Henrik, a London import
28  In 1987, she was a 3D prop
29  1995 Narrator; CBS news anchor legend
30  1995 director; he also directed Jersey Boys
37  1973's Henrik, the original Demon Barber of Fleet Street
44  The original Anita
51  2011 director; he also directed Promises, Promises
 
 
Down
 
 
13  He directed the Catherine/Angela 2010 revival
20  Tony-winning lead actor in 1987 Best Play; he drives Miss Daisy
23  In 2002, he played the bovine prop
41  Tony Award-winning Anita
 
 
Find a mistake?  Have an idea for another puzzle?  Leave it here, email me at jkstheatrescene@ yahoo.com or Tweet me!
Jeff
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