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LAST WEEK’S RESULTS:
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES! TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES! Now it’s stuck in your head.
We had four works of art last week, each of which TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES! TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES! was created by a famous Italian Renaissance artist:
17-A [Familiar name for a 15th-century statue currently housed in Florence’s Museo Nazionale del Bargello] = BRONZE DAVID, by Donatello
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES! TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!
OK, I can’t finish this with that going through my head. Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael are the four TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES! found by 526 solvers.
J Bowzer says:
Cowabunga! Shredded this one!
And Qatsi says:
Fun fact: “GAFFNEY’S WEEKLY CROSSWORD CONTEST” could be sung to the TMNT theme.
Great, thanks for ruining my own website for me. I must rename.
This week’s winner, whose name was chosen at random from among the 526 correct entries received, is Phil Christofferson of St. Louis, Mo. In addition to a MGWCC pen, pencil, and notepad set, Phil will also receive a 1-year subscription to Matt Gaffney’s Daily Crossword.
GREAT E-MAIL FROM LAST WEEK:
You may occasionally get frustrated with yourself for missing one of my metas, but never with a better reason than Craig Mazin had last week. You’ll recall that the 2006 horror spoof “Scary Movie 4” was central to the meta, and Craig laments:
I ****ing wrote Scary Movie 4, and I *still* couldn’t get anywhere on the meta. THE SHAME OF IT ALL.
He’s not kidding, BTW.
Congratulations to the following twelve April MGWCC winners, whose names were chosen at random from among the 98 people who sent in the correct contest answer to each of last month’s four puzzles (TOM HANKS, RAFT, DIFFERENCE OF OPINION, BREAK THE 4TH WALL). Each will also receive a MGWCC pen, pencil, and notepad set:
Thomas Baxter — Waterloo, Ont.
Evan Birnholz — Philadelphia, Penna.
Norm Hurlbut — Mamaroneck, N.Y.
Patricia Miga — Colleyville, Tex.
Alexander Miller — Grand Rapids, Mich.
Katie Miller — Houston, Tex.
Rich Novo — Andover, Mass.
David Squire — Flagstaff, Ariz.
Coreen Steinbach — Pompey, N.Y.
Peter Washington — Chico, Calif.
John L. Wilson — Shoreview, Minn.
Congratulations to our dozen winners, and to everyone who went 4-for-4 in April.
THIS WEEK’S INSTRUCTIONS:
This week’s contest answer is a major American corporation.
Solve well, and be not led astray by words intended to deceive.