Having told Seymour that Edna has called off their engagement,Homer gets to tell lovers their partners have dumped them - as a job. Meanwhile Lisa develops a talent for solving crosswords and enters a contest,winning money for Homer when he bets on her. However when he bets against her in the final and she does lose she feels betrayed,until he comes up with a novel way of saying 'Sorry' to her. Written by
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Did You Know?
The Merle Reagle crossword used in the episode is a complete and "doable" puzzle. It was published as the nationally-syndicated New York Times crossword on November 23, 2008, one week after the episode aired. See more
After Lisa solves the crossword puzzle to reveal Homers apology, the ending scene shows a ceiling view of Homer and Lisa and the living room. The paper with the puzzle has vanished from the floor where Lisa left it. See more
Guess what, mom? I'm a cruciverbalist!
Oh, Lisa, another religion? You know, you'll just drop the whole thing at college when you get a Jewish boyfriend.
References Losin' It
Farewell To You Baby
Performed by Carl Martin (1936) See more