NOTE: The theme entries are titles of movies typed out in the predictive text mode setting on a cell phone. Obviously the phone guessed the movies wrong.
PROGRAM: [Java]ACROSS LITE] and [PDF] files.
Oh, and one of my readers, Joe Cabrera, sent me this photo:
I was having some doubts while I was making this puzzle. I mean, does anybody still use predictive text on phones anymore? I dunno? I'm one of the assholes out there that have a Blackberry-lite thing with the QWERTY keyboard. (You may recall me celebrating this fact as I had to finish a post on my phone. Yay 21st technology!) Anyway, my fears were slowly put to rest when Francis Heaney texted me later on that day I had made this puzzle. We had just received a response from Will, and a puzzle we had co-authored was in the "close but ... no thanks" pile. I texted if we should send it on elsewhere and Francis got back to me with a "yes."
Francis later added: "Interestingly, 'selected' and 'rejected' are typed with the same keys." (Whew! Predictive texting is still used).
Francis does make an good point though with the text. Good in the sense that that's a much more intriguing fuck up than any of the ones I used in the puzzle. Then again, I'm not surprised as Francis used to be the head honcho of all-things puzzle-wise at the National Puzzlers League. And his brain is kind of wired that way anyway. (FWIW: I took this schtick right from the pages of "Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary," a book I had previously mentioned nobody knew we had until the move. Well, I have corrected that my mother-in-law gave it to Liz. Glad we got that cleared up).
Okay, enjoy this puzzle. New one on Friday.