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crossword gurus highlighted in  'wordplay'


by david germain
ap

park city, utah (ap) - they are self-professed word  nerds. their numbers
include former president clinton, jon stewart, the  folk-rock duo indigo girls
and new york yankees pitcher mike mussina. their idol  is a guy named will
shortz.

crossword puzzles and the people who love them are the  subject of the lively
documentary "wordplay," which premiered over the weekend  at the sundance
film festival.

shortz is the pastime's key figure, the new york times  crossword puzzle
editor who's also heard on public radio.

"he's the ambassador of the crossword puzzle world.  he's really the pinnacle
of this community," patrick creadon, a cinematographer  making his directing
debut with "wordplay," said in an associated press  interview alongside shortz.

playing the festival in search of a theatrical  distributor, "wordplay"
proved to be a crowd-pleaser in its initial sundance  screenings, with potential to
capture the sort of commercial audience that made  hits out of such
documentaries as "spellbound" and "mad hot ballroom."

the film uses shortz's career as a focus, from his love  of puzzles as a boy,
to the creation of his own academic major - "enigmatology,"  or the study of
puzzles - at indiana university, through his professional work  and his
shepherding of the american crossword puzzle tournament each year in  stamford, conn.

creadon and his wife, producer christine o'malley, also  feature
rank-and-file puzzlers, colleagues who help shortz create the times  crosswords and
lovably fierce tournament competitors.

ellen ripstein, the 2001 tournament champion, calls  herself a "little nerd
girl," but she doesn't mind firing back when people mock  her passion for
crossword puzzles.

"i had a boyfriend once who would kind of put me down,  and i'd go, 'well,
what are you the best in the country at?"' ripstein  said.

shortz said the film has left him pleasantly puzzled at  how crosswords
resonate emotionally with people.

"crosswords are such a cerebral thing, you don't expect  it to have so much
emotional connection with people. but this movie is funny,  you laugh a lot,
there are touching moments, people crying. it's exciting. you  usually don't
associate crossword puzzles with excitement, but every time i  watch this movie -
and i've seen it four times - every time i watch it, my hands  get clammy and
i start to sweat."

sundance crowds were so caught up in the film's footage  of last year's
crossword tournament that viewers groaned over a bitter  agony-of-defeat moment in
the dramatic finale.

the same passion is captured with everyday players.  "the daily show" host
stewart is seen assaulting the times crossword, shouting  "come on, shortz!
bring it!" indigo girls emily saliers and amy ray note they  felt they had truly
arrived when they were included in a times crossword.  mussina says he takes a
times crossword as far he can then calls on the bullpen,  getting teammates to
help him finish.

clinton relates how the times crosswords would give him  a moment to relax
and take his mind off his white house job.

"wordplay" recounts the times' clever clue - asking for  tomorrow's headline
- on the eve of the 1996 presidential election. the puzzle  was constructed so
it could be solved as either "clinton elected" or "bob dole  elected."

dole was not an avid puzzle fan himself, but creadon  managed to land an
interview with him for "wordplay."

"when bob dole walked into the room, he looked at me  and said, 'you have
quite an advance man,"' creadon said. "i said, 'who's that?'  and he said, 'bill
clinton. bill called me a month ago and said, "bob, you've  got to do this
crossword puzzle movie. it's fantastic. ..

"'

"so that's how we got bob dole to be in the movie, was  that bill clinton
called him."

while shortz said crosswords are a way to give people a  mental workout, it's
their fun quotient that makes puzzles so  worthwhile.

"i like entertaining people, and crosswords are sort of  a quiet way to
entertain people," shortz said. "i don't stand on stage and tell  jokes or sing or
do a magic act. i create and edit these puzzles, send them out  into the
world, and a couple of weeks or months or years later, i get feedback  from the
audience.

"the other thing i like about crosswords are the  people. i don't know
whether crosswords attract nice people or crosswords bring  out the natural niceness
of people, but you can tell from the film that  crossworders are ingratiating
and just people you want to know."


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"i hope we  all realize that, as of november 2nd, gay rights
are officially dead. and  that from here on we are going to
be led even closer to the guillotine. ...  almost 60 million
people whom we live and work with every day think we  are
immoral. 'moral values' was at the top of many lists of why
people  supported george bush. not iraq. not the economy. not
terrorism. 'moral  values.' in case you need a translation,
that means us."

-- veteran  gay activist and author larry kramer speaking at
new york city's cooper  union, nov. 7.

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date:         mon, 23 jan 2006 19:44:00 -0500
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hi all!  i can't even tell you where my head was last week.  i honestly thought i sent this out but i just double checked...no dice.  my bad.  so included, free of charge, are the birthdays for two weeks (1, 2 - ah ah ah *a la the count on sesame street) in addition to my apologies.  i hope this will suffice :)

january 18 (=9264)
sabrina d. parker <parkers@civerolo.com>

january 18 (79)
sarah t. rosenblum (rainnriver@aol.com)
"tryin to hold it like rain in a river" -a. ray
'never run form anything immortal, it attracts their attention.'
-peter s. beagle

january 20
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january 20 ('80)
liz hayes
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heather pownall
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"an eye for an eye makes every one blind." --martin luther king jr.

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if it's passed, i hope it was amazing.  if it is yet to come, same to you.  :)

love and devotion,
audra
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date:         thu, 26 jan 2006 11:00:58 +1100
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hey folks,

it's been quiet on the concert review front lately, so i thought i'd forward=

this article, a review of the chico show.  you can read it online at:
http://www.orion-online.net/media/paper889/news/2006/01/24/entertainment/ind=
igo.
girls.bring.folk.tunes.with.southern.touch-1503489.shtml

cheers,
sherlyn

---begin forwarded article---
indigo girls bring folk tunes with southern touch
the folk-pop duo from georgia played an intimate show with fellow atlanta=
group
three5human as the opening act saturday night at laxson auditorium
by: monica unhold
issue date: 1/24/06

amid adoring catcalls, two voices combined with soaring harmonies and=
acoustic
guitar with a message of peace and tolerance.

singer-songwriters amy ray and emily saliers of indigo girls used their=
simple
sound and eloquent lyrics to translate political beliefs into song saturday=

night in laxson auditorium.

the band's folk songs are tinged with a southern rock influence derived from=
its
roots in dekalb county, ga., where the two met in elementary school.

early in the performance, it became clear the band's distinctive sound comes=
in
part from its use of different instruments. after every song, a technician
brought the two a variety of stringed instruments, including guitars and
mandolins.

indigo girls played its instruments with such enthusiasm that at one point=
ray
broke a string on her mandolin, both to her surprise and the audience's.

"whoa! that doesn't happen very often," she said with a chuckle.

but within 30 seconds, a freshly tuned mandolin appeared from backstage, and=
the
two played from where they had left off.

although the auditorium was filled with about 800 people, indigo girls made=
its
performance feel as intimate as if it were held in a small caf=e9. ray and=
saliers
responded graciously to audience members' catcalls and indulged enthusiastic=

song requests shouted from the back rows of the auditorium.

"galileo," a song featuring catchy lyrics about the laws of motion, was the=
most
popular request, which indigo girls decided to play after a few moments of
discussion.

"i'm afraid there's not enough wiggle room in here for that song," ray=
said.

but the audience did not seem to mind the lack of space in the hall. people=

swayed along to the music and danced in the aisles.

another crowd favorite was the sweet love song, "power of two."

for its encore, indigo girls brought out opening band three5human, with whom=
it
performed three songs in a rougher rock 'n' roll style.

earlier in the evening, three5human proved to be a big hit with the=
audience.
lead singer trina meade explained that the name of the all-black band comes=
from
the historic three-fifths compromise, which counted only three-fifths of the=

southern slave population for voting and tax purposes. by the end of the=
band's
performance, the entire audience was on its feet clapping in time.

indigo girls has been together for more than 25 years. and the band won a=
grammy
in 1989 for best contemporary folk recording.

the band's current tour is a promotional run for its newly released album,
"rarities," a compilation of unreleased songs and covers. the first song on=
the
album is a cover of the clash's "clampdown." the song is especially=
important to
ray for whom the clash's lyrics have been an inspiration.

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date:         wed, 25 jan 2006 16:03:20 -0800
reply-to:     spike <indigokare@gmail.com>
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subject:      re: chico show review
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fyi: i am posting setlists (i'll do reviews once i get home) here:
http://indigo-love.livejournal.com/tag/setlists

and there are a few photos of mine here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/indigospike/sets/72057594052323594/
(more will be posted soon)

xoxo

spike

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"you tied a knot and you dared me, the stem of a cherry,
to find my own humanity, and just let it breathe"
~~ amy ray (solo)

"i'm running to the end of the earth, and i'm swimming to the edge of the
sea,
and i'm laughing, i'm under a starry sky
this world was meant for me, don't bury me carry me..."
~~ amy ray (indigo girls)

http://www.daemonrecords.com
http://www.indigogirls.com
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date:         wed, 25 jan 2006 20:59:38 -0500
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from:         pam myers-morgan <mnoelm@aol.com>
subject:      re: chico show review
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hey,
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will someone please remind me how to sign off the list with one address and=20=
on with another?
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thanks,
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pam in big d
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from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
to: indigo-girls@lists.netspace.org
sent: thu, 26 jan 2006 11:00:58 +1100
subject: chico show review


hey folks,

it's been quiet on the concert review front lately, so i thought i'd forward=
=20
this article, a review of the chico show.  you can read it online at:
http://www.orion-online.net/media/paper889/news/2006/01/24/entertainment/ind=
igo.
girls.bring.folk.tunes.with.southern.touch-1503489.shtml

cheers,
sherlyn

---begin forwarded article---
indigo girls bring folk tunes with southern touch
the folk-pop duo from georgia played an intimate show with fellow atlanta gr=
oup=20
three5human as the opening act saturday night at laxson auditorium
by: monica unhold
issue date: 1/24/06

amid adoring catcalls, two voices combined with soaring harmonies and acoust=
ic=20
guitar with a message of peace and tolerance.

singer-songwriters amy ray and emily saliers of indigo girls used their simp=
le=20
sound and eloquent lyrics to translate political beliefs into song saturday=20
night in laxson auditorium.

the band's folk songs are tinged with a southern rock influence derived from=
its=20

roots in dekalb county, ga., where the two met in elementary school.

early in the performance, it became clear the band's distinctive sound comes=
in=20
part from its use of different instruments. after every song, a technician=20
brought the two a variety of stringed instruments, including guitars and=20
mandolins.

indigo girls played its instruments with such enthusiasm that at one point r=
ay=20
broke a string on her mandolin, both to her surprise and the audience's.

"whoa! that doesn't happen very often," she said with a chuckle.

but within 30 seconds, a freshly tuned mandolin appeared from backstage, and=
the=20

two played from where they had left off.

although the auditorium was filled with about 800 people, indigo girls made=20=
its=20
performance feel as intimate as if it were held in a small caf=e9. ray and s=
aliers=20

responded graciously to audience members' catcalls and indulged enthusiastic=
=20
song requests shouted from the back rows of the auditorium.

"galileo," a song featuring catchy lyrics about the laws of motion, was the=20=
most=20

popular request, which indigo girls decided to play after a few moments of=20
discussion.

"i'm afraid there's not enough wiggle room in here for that song," ray said.

but the audience did not seem to mind the lack of space in the hall. people=20
swayed along to the music and danced in the aisles.

another crowd favorite was the sweet love song, "power of two."

for its encore, indigo girls brought out opening band three5human, with whom=
it=20
performed three songs in a rougher rock 'n' roll style.

earlier in the evening, three5human proved to be a big hit with the audience=
.=20
lead singer trina meade explained that the name of the all-black band comes=20=
from=20

the historic three-fifths compromise, which counted only three-fifths of the=
=20
southern slave population for voting and tax purposes. by the end of the ban=
d's=20
performance, the entire audience was on its feet clapping in time.

indigo girls has been together for more than 25 years. and the band won a gr=
ammy=20

in 1989 for best contemporary folk recording.=20

the band's current tour is a promotional run for its newly released album,=20
"rarities," a compilation of unreleased songs and covers. the first song on=20=
the=20
album is a cover of the clash's "clampdown." the song is especially importan=
t to=20

ray for whom the clash's lyrics have been an inspiration.

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last night, the phrase "like green and plastic" from the song our
deliverance stood out to me in a way that it hadn't before.  suddenly i had
a vision of one of the many games of risk that i played with my father over
the years.  the plastic pieces representing armies came in six different
colors, and since my favorite colors were blue and green, i usually picked
one of them to represent my army in the game.  i wonder if that imagery was
what emily is referencing in the song.  does anyone know?

"they're sending soldiers
to distant places
x's and o's
on someones drawing board
like green and plastic
but with human faces
and they want to tell you
it's a merciful sword"

anna

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well, i always thought it referred to those little green army men that
little boys (and maybe some girls!) played with....

--gina

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i just thought she was referring to the green plastic army men that kids play with (like in the movie "toy story").

-- ron

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<<<<last night, the phrase "like green and plastic" from the  song our
deliverance stood out to me in a way that it hadn't before.   suddenly i had
a vision of one of the many games of risk that i played with  my father over
the years.  the plastic pieces representing armies came  in six different
colors, and since my favorite colors were blue and green, i  usually picked
one of them to represent my army in the game.  i wonder  if that imagery was
what emily is referencing in the song.  does anyone  know?>>>>


this line has always stuck out to me.  i always thought about the  little
green army men as well.  i guess it also sticks out for me because i  have a
loved one in the army and was overseas when i was hearing this at the ig  shows.


sandy

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our deliverance is one of the best songs emily has ever written, imho and i
really can't wait for their next original album. i 'm hoping they will play
the song when i see them on the 12th of feb (any one else going to
princeton, nj ?)

i agree with everyone else about emily's origin for the little green men,
i've never played risk. i hate war and i hate war games.

l.

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i've always thought that the reference was to those inexpensive little
green plastic toy soldiers - the ones made from molded plastic that
come in sets of 50 or so.

on 1/28/06, indigo-girls automatic digest system
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> date:    fri, 27 jan 2006 19:22:10 -0800
> from:    anna creech <eclecticlibrarian@gmail.com>
> subject: like green and plastic
>
> last night, the phrase "like green and plastic" from the song our
> deliverance stood out to me in a way that it hadn't before.  suddenly i h=
ad
> a vision of one of the many games of risk that i played with my father ov=
er
> the years.  the plastic pieces representing armies came in six different
> colors, and since my favorite colors were blue and green, i usually picke=
d
> one of them to represent my army in the game.  i wonder if that imagery w=
as
> what emily is referencing in the song.  does anyone know?
>
> "they're sending soldiers
> to distant places
> x's and o's
> on someones drawing board
> like green and plastic
> but with human faces
> and they want to tell you
> it's a merciful sword"
>
> anna

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...
> the years.  the plastic pieces representing armies came in six
> different
> colors, and since my favorite colors were blue and green, i usually
> picked
> one of them to represent my army in the game.  i wonder if that
> imagery was
> what emily is referencing in the song.  does anyone know?
>
> "they're sending soldiers
> to distant places
> x's and o's
> on someones drawing board
> like green and plastic
...

i had a whole bunch of toy soldiers (about 40 years ago), and very frequently they
came in green.  in wwii both british and us battledress were predominantly
green, so green plastic was fine if you weren't into painting each figure.  (this was
before the wide adoption of "camo" as the standard combat uniform.)

german figures came in grey; and us civil war came in grey and blue, of course.

henry troup
ottawa, canada

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