Monday, June 15, 2009

Vintage Movie Crossword

I was surfing around Saturday afternoon and found a cool site that allows you to generate a crossword puzzle using your own questions, so I had this brainstorm about making a Vintage Movie Crossword to post on the blog. Spent an hour coming up with the questions and answers and a couple of hours playing around with the program and then spent several hours trying to get it into a format that would look reasonable on the blog. As you can see, I was not entirely successful. I think it is kind of workable by opening the jpeg in another window and then printing it off. I'm not really happy with it, but if you fine folks like it I may fiddle with another one at some point and see if I can do better.

The solution is down at the bottom of the post, but too teeny tiny to read without opening in another window, so no cheating!

3. His muses were Beverly and Cleo
4. The man with the golden arm
5. Jean was picked up on South Street
6. Hitchcockian blonde in the bay
10. Marie missed out by a Narrow Margin
11. Constance, Bruce or Joan
13. There's not a Shadow of a Doubt about this guy
15. Resistance to Veda Ann is truly futile
16. Warmed up Warner Baxter's Penthouse in the 30s
17. Mogambo's other woman
19. Gloria or Margot
21. Took a bath as Anna Lucasta
22. This Mercedes is not a car, but a star
25. Found many Pitfall's while Dead Reckoning her way to Easy Living
27. This "Juke Girl" was "Unfaithful"
29. This sassy German import rode in on blue wings
31. Separated from The Lady from Shanghai
32. Found her Lucky Strike in her father's drama series
33. McGuire or Malone
34. Conrad escaped the Nazis, only to end up portraying them

1. Bogie knew how to whistle for her
2. The Big Knife gave him Sudden Fear
3. Yellow-haired fireball
7. Ann rode "Maisie" to stardom
8. If he couldn't have Gene Tierney, nobody would
9. This Lake was the only body of water they could find shorter than Alan Ladd
10. Plays a woman beside herself, twice
12. Claire was mostly tight on Key Largo
14. Merry Andrew fell hard for her
18. This guy epitomized film-noir, body and soul
19. Bogie's biggest nemesis
20. Audrey or Katherine
23. This girl of the night was Robby's pal
24. This Jan was Paul Douglas' main squeeze
25. Clark's wife was known as the first female casualty of WWII
26. Powell was not underfed, but the series was known that way
28. Too Young to Kiss
30. A place that lost its land in 1949

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