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A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:44 am

Well, here it is in all its glory, The Project I've been going on about for the last umpty weeks. I wanted to post it as a document so you could download it and print it, but apparently the site won't support that, and despite PoN's best efforts to clue me in, I'm not clever enough to find a place that will host a word document like that. If anyone has a site that can host it, PM me with some instructions and we can set it up. Alternatively anyone can PM me with their email address and I'll be happy to send it to them as an attachment.

I've tried to follow all the rules of crosswording, and given that the majority of folks here are in the IQ stratosphere, I've made the clues mostly expert or worse. There are probably about a dozen answers that are borderline impossible for the average joe, but they don't intersect, so the puzzle itself still qualifies as possible - I think. I also think that each of the "impossible" answers is known to at least one of the regulars here as part of their specialized knowledge, though I don't think anyone will know them all. I included as many answers specific to this site and the folks I've met here as I could without making the puzzle unwieldy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy hanging out with you guys.

Naturally, some technical snafu is preventing the image from linking directly, so here's a link to it on Photobucket.
http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp199/ETtheExtraTerrestrial/pastafarianpuzzle.jpg

ACROSS

1 Amateur pirate ship
5 Toxicologists grp.
8 Joan was from here
12 Mr. Leyasmeyer
15 Common email photo caption
19 Big scary lake
20 Michigan hydroponics supplier
23 Each
24 BC farmland
25 Killer
26 Carried
28 Burn again
29 Normal
30 Finnish airport code
31 Piratey drinks
32 Place for a crow
33 Planktonic tunicate
34 Type of fall
35 Coverup exposed in 116 across
37 Prototypical pipe-smoking Pastafarian
42 Royal prefix
43 Ms. Dion
44 Ukranian city sec.
45 Band need
48 Sophisticated pirate epithet
50 Filipina actress Angel
53 Kashmir separatist grp.
54 Outdoor store (US)
57 Diem lead-in
59 Bimbo/himbo dermal damage
61 Up against it
63 Death rattles
66 French cross
67 Simple water
69 Bag men
72 Maternal
73 Fitzgerald’s middle name
74 Lee’s great-grandson
75 Pastafarian with permanent pairing pending
78 Perpetually pining Pastafarian
80 Post-meiotic egg cell
81 Uganda rebel grp.
82 Mr. Onassis to Jackie
83 Tape type
86 Elijah’s hateful word
90 Scam
92 Our ambrosia
94 Camembert department
95 Perry’s author
96 Prius purchasing Pastafarian (perhaps)
97 Groped
99 Our reward
103 Turkish father
104 Grocery store chain (US)
105 TV network (US)
106 Grader
107 Popular website
112 Pastafarian Photoshop pro
116 Expose a coverup?
117 Bloggers’ bitches
120 The -- near!
121 Santa Monica power trio
125 Tobacco
126 Ho-hum…
127 T-man
128 Dead comic John
130 Nasty battery stuff
131 Franklin was one
132 IRS for Canucks
133 Not trans
136 Too many sweepstakes tickets?
137 Short-long foot
139 Scrape
140 The new walkmans
142 Swarm quantum
145 British runner-baron
146 Pastafarians polar-prisoned and pub patrolling
153 4WD Caddy
156 Trims the green
157 Eye her in Scotland? (sorry, Roy)
158 A dozer makes its own
160 The business end of a chair
161 Holiday quaff
162 Mrs. Osiris
163 Napes
165 Column type
167 Harsh
168 Lennon’s widow
169 Poets’ word
170 Word for a chav to a chav from a chav
171 Successful bull dodger’s comment
172 Scraps
173 French I posessive
174 RR stop
175 Dilbert’s office assistants’ org.
176 Fish head concoction

DOWN

1 Civil War’s Johnny
2 Classical guitarist Stephen
3 Guns are meant to be
4 Present or past
5 Farmers’ agcy.
6 Wave top
7 Cobbled-together picture
8 Egg box standard
9 Separated
10 Dialysis machine’s function
11 Greek island
12 Taipei city
13 Prototypical Pastafarian pika
14 Lemon - -
15 Horse’s kids
16 Mr. Guthrie
17 They can be Italian or black
18 Lad’s desire
21 Ph.D. pursuing Pastafarian
22 Speaking
27 Puzzling Pastafarian
29 ‘Postrophe’d Pastafarian
36 Prolifically posting Pastafarian
38 Energy unit
39 Chateau commander
40 Prep a beer
41 Amused comment
45 Ignition positions
46 Cleopatra’s Antony
47 Religions’ lack
49 Paramecioid pirate Pastafarian
51 Minnesota radio network
52 The opposite of P
55 Magic energy
56 Cabbage salad theme park?
58 Rollable bread
60 Drummer Peart
62 Wimpy drink
64 Everlasting, to Chaucer
65 Redundant Doris Day lyric
68 Miss Gardner
70 18th rather than 9th?
71 Covered walkway
76 Blogspeak inquiry
77 Miss Carangi
79 To partner
83 Fake network for a field office
84 Arguably Libertarian Institute
85 Pirate comment, with A
86 Author Hein
87 “ – my boy!”
88 Grp. of rms.
89 Annoyance
90 Led
91 Central American tree
92 Finnish sending
93 Czech play
95 Receding
96 French writing
97 Kind of ride
98 Kind of Khan
100 Mil. Hospitals
101 Indonesian car
102 Monocle part
105 What kept the princess awake
107 Home helpers’ grp.
108 African Lupine Preservation Grp.
109 Provocatively posed Pastafarian
110 Westerns’ Grey
111 Successful musical
113 OH city
114 Capture
115 Hungarian food
116 Pastafarian parent
118 Elephant’s pride and curse
119 Place
122 Finnish delight
123 Pirate’s weapon of choice
124 Martin preceder
129 This tooth, to Octavian
133 Approve
134 Some Freudian parts
135 Direction
138 Cosa Nostra
141 Keyed musical instruments
143 Microtome output
144 Cookie dusters
146 Subjects of interest
147 Puts out
148 Put out
149 Gospel singer Paris
150 Desist
151 Horseradish and carrots
152 Deck type
153 Old gas
154 Clairvoyant
155 Improper horse leader
159 Desperate
164 Librarian sounds
166 Mooer
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:58 am

Fantastic! I'll get back to you when I'm done...
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Re: A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby Zankou 2.0 on Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:08 pm

You magnificent bastard. I will never get any homework done ever again. EVER AGAIN.


THIS IS UNBEARABLY AWESOME I LOVE YOU.

I'm just worried that I won't get any of the pirate jokes....
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Re: A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby PantyGnawer on Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:57 pm

Can't you just save a word document as an image?

Alternatively, convert it to PDF, and then use that box thing to outline an area and save it as an image.
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Re: A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:01 pm

I saved it as a jpeg to put it on photobucket, but some mysterious force is preventing the direct link from working. I'll try again here...

Nope.

"It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image."

I shrank it below 800 pixels, so it shouldn't be too big. I dono what the deal is.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby Zankou 2.0 on Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:13 pm

Why am I not an answer? :(


I've gotten much of it filled in, but some of them are completely baffling.
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Re: A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:09 pm

Zankou 2.0 wrote:Why am I not an answer? :(

Sorry, man. The method I use to build a puzzle (all that phase one, two, three stuff) is to make a huge list of topic-related words, match up groups with the same number of letters, and use as many of them as I can working from the longest pairings down to the shortest, because symmetry is a big part of crosswording. You, {EDITED TO REMOVE CLUES} and many others just wouldn't fit the grid. I had a helluva time making some of the others work, as evidenced by the "impossible" words crossing them.
Do you generally do crosswords, or is this unusual for you? I get it from my mother, who used to do the NYT Sunday puzzles by going through the "across" clues - then not bothering with the "down" clues because she was all done. That was scary to watch.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby Zankou 2.0 on Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:12 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Do you generally do crosswords, or is this unusual for you? I get it from my mother, who used to do the NYT Sunday puzzles by going through the "across" clues - then not bothering with the "down" clues because she was all done. That was scary to watch.

I love crosswords. How the heck did your mom do that, though?
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--Pope John Paul II


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Re: A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:16 pm

Killer vocabulary, and lots of practice. I've had some good runs, but nothing like her when she was in her prime.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:03 pm

London, 1975. Teachers' strike. I am going to work with my Dad (pre-car crash, pre-brain injury). My Dad buys 'The Times' at the newsagent at the end of the road. At the bus stop, and on the bus on the way to the tube station, he fills in half the Times crossword. He fills in another quarter on the tube to Holborn. He remembers he has a child with him at Holborn, 'fluffs the pass' and loses his newspaper there.

At this point, I feel that I should point out that my Dad is a 1970's cool Dad, a guy with a beard, a medallion and a tweed jacket who repulses city types who don't work in advertising. I love him, but then - hey! he's my Dad!

He buys a new copy of the Times at Holborn, and between Holborn and Liecester Square, he says hello to a bunch of pinstripe suits in the carriage, asks me the answers to at least half the clues that he's already completed, totally cues me for most of the rest, and fills in every clue he hasn't already completed, grins at all the suits and then leaves a completed Times crossword lying at his arse, on the train, before 9am.

I got on the train 3' 6" and got off it 6'3". I love my Dad, and I remember why. Crosswords rock.
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Re: A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:59 pm

Yay, ET! :worship:
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Re: A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:31 pm

ET, you're a genius! :worship:

Image

Did you try to link from the address you got in the address bar when looking at the picture in photobucket? I uploaded it to my account and tried that and I got the same error message as you did - so I went to the link below the thumbnail instead, and here it is!
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Re: A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:43 pm

Well fer criminy sakes out loud, whatthehecks up with that?? That's exactly what I did, and it wouldn't go! Stoopid internetz... :x

Thanks for making it work, Tigger. Have you finished it yet? :wink:
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

OK, now let's look at four dimensions on the blackboard.
-- Dr. Joy

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."
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Re: A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:47 am

...wow.

Truly amazing. I'll have a go over the weekend, but I've got tons of homework. Damn you, final year!

I've never been terribly good at crosswords, but I'll give it a hefty shot. I've already guessed at a few of the answers.
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Re: A Pastafarian Puzzle

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:36 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Well fer criminy sakes out loud, whatthehecks up with that?? That's exactly what I did, and it wouldn't go! Stoopid internetz... :x

Thanks for making it work, Tigger. Have you finished it yet? :wink:


Not yet, I've been out all day getting my penultimate son's college sorted - and it's sorted! 8)

Now I just have to fit the blades to my wheels to sort out his twin's college... :wink:
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