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Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words 

Homer gets a job breaking up couples, and Lisa becomes an expert crossword puzzle solver, but Homer bets against her in a competition.

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Homer Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Merl Reagle ...
Himself (voice)
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Grady (voice)
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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 don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy

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The words that were "removed from the dictionary in the last year": Skedaddle - a verb meaning to run off in a fright, Nixonian - an adjective describing the era in which Richard Nixon was president of the United States of America, Zounds - an interjection like "damn", "dang", etc., Mimeograph - a copy machine that presses ink through a stencil, Hootenanny - a gathering at which folksingers entertain often with the audience joining in. See more »

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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 »

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Homer Simpson: Marge, I'm going to a hard-core gay club, and I won't be back until three in the morning!
Marge Simpson: Have fun!
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References Yentl (1983) See more »

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Lisa geeks out on another brain exercise
27 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Couch gag rating: 8/10 The Simpsons family find their seats just as Mount Vesuvius erupts.

The episode: Bart and Lisa have their lemonade stand broken up because they don't have a vendor's license. The line to get the license is held up by the man there doing a crossword puzzle. A frustrated Lisa quickly zooms through the crossword puzzle for him and discovers her love for them.

Favorite moment(s): The tribute to words removed from the dictionary.

This episode should be familiar to all of us. Homer does something which disappoints Lisa and he has to win her respect back. I wish that would been explored longer. I thought the use of Marge's maiden name was pure genius and hadn't been done prior. I only wish this had been the main plot of the episode. Nonetheless, the tender moment at the end is touching.

Overall rating: 7/10 Nothing disappoints in this episode but there aren't many jokes and so many episodes have been made similar to the main plot and done better.


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