Tuesday August 22, 2006

Threepio's Buddy?

Over the last few days I've been noticing a steady stream of visitors to this site who have found it via Google searches for threepio's buddy (for which this page is currently the number one hit).  Anybody know what that's about?  Is there some new Star Wars parody going around that I haven't heard of?  I've gotten a big kick out of the last three, and I wouldn't want to miss out.

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Yes! It was a clue from the LA Times crossword puzzle recently. (I assume the same puzzle also appears in other papers.) The answer, of course, is "Artoo" as in R2D2.

Wow, my obsession with the LAT x-word pays off... the wonders never cease!

Posted by: Bridget at Aug 22, 2006 8:00:22 PM

Now that's prompt service. Thanks, Bridget!

I have to start blegging more.

Posted by: The Tensor at Aug 22, 2006 10:44:29 PM

You missed one.

Posted by: includedmiddle at Aug 23, 2006 7:36:49 AM

It appears to be happening again -- lots of hits on "Threepio's buddy" today. Recycling crossword clues seems like cheating (unless the answer is EPEE or NNE, of course).

Posted by: The Tensor at Sep 23, 2008 12:28:14 PM

It's also in the Visual Thesaurus monthly crossword puzzle.

Posted by: Chris Antenen at Dec 9, 2009 6:12:54 PM