Python crossword puzzle rejected

Read about my rejected Python crossword puzzle that I submitted to The New York Times in anticipation of last year's 40th anniversary. Includes links to download the puzzle so you can solve it yourself.

BTW, if anyone is able to get this link to Eric Idle, I think our beloved wordplay enthusiast would enjoy it.

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Tanya_Birklid19: I can't seem to get it going. It's being a nar-nar.

genji: Oh what a good idea. Hope you don't mind but I didn't think yours was all that Python at all, really. It's probably right for the NY Times (although I suspect answers like 'IMLP' put them off) but not for a Python forum. So I had a little bash myself using one of those online crossword generators.

genji at 12:26 pm November 06

I've only gone and done a Series 2 one as well, haven't I?

genji at 3:59 am November 06

P.S. There's a 'Solve Online' button at the bottom of the page.

Here Comes Another One at 6:15 am November 06

Good one! i couldn't do it all but I managed about 3/4 of it.

genji at 8:43 am November 06

Because you had no time or got bored, or because the clues were too obscure?

Here Comes Another One at 8:46 am November 06

Partly because I couldn't remember some of the references, partly because I was trying to watch Wind in the Willows at the same time :-p

Sgt. Looney at 11:52 am November 06

Isn't that movie just the coolest thing everrrr???

Here Comes Another One at 5:54 pm November 06

Yes it is! The funny thing is that I was also watching the court scene from Secret Policeman's Ball (a mix of several Python court sketches) & the whole angry defence lawyer character is also in Wind in the Willows!