My puzzle contest for The Needlework Show was kinda hard, but those who did it seemed to enjoy it, even if they couldn’t get all 12 answers. Puzzles should be fun, even when you can’t solve them. And it should even be fun to think the puzzle-maker’s clues are dumb or just plain wrong. It’s okay; I can take it!
Originally, I had one title wrong in the puzzle. I twisted “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” into “A Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist.” And that’s with the title right in front of me! Luckily, someone brought it to my attention early on, so I was able to fix it and save most people from the confusion.
Since I was making that change, I decided to change another title as well. Originally, I had combined Madame Bovary and A Sentimental Education the way I’d combined The Iliad and the Odyssey, because the titles seemed too easy by themselves. However, I left out the “and” so it was confusing. In the end, I went with just Madame Bovary.
The rest of the answers to the puzzle are now posted on my Web site, along with the name of the winner. There’s supposed to be a shop owner winner, too, but she has not yet responded to my email telling her she won. If I don’t get a response soon, I’ll pick another winner.
And I already know what my puzzle will be for the April 2008 Needlework Show, he-he-he.
Cheers to everyone who plays my silly games! I appreciate you and think you’re brilliant!
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