Wait, does 17 down have one too many letters?
WRONG. Cook, that was just plain lazy. And WRONG. And do you see what that laziness has caused? That's right, there's 5 PAGES of people who have discovered that #17 is totally screwed-up top to bottom. They know what #19 is - they know it begins with a "T" - and you and I both know they're right. But you've caused so much confusion with your careless confirmation that some of the more starry-eyed users have succumb to wildly over-thinking it, incorrectly lending false justification to the original GOG.com author's poor, lazy Engrish.
Yes, that's right, I said ENGRISH - because that's what it is. Those browsing this site from either the US or UK have the consistent misfortune of needing to read through GOG.com staffers' broken English, so it shouldn't exactly be surprising that said staff can't correctly construct a puzzle utilizing proper English. It's not their first language, after all, and they're not linguists.
As a professional writer, GOG.com's daily assault on the English language that I love so dearly is particularly annoying. Still, I put up with it because there's no place quite like GOG.com, and where else am I going to get a $10 copy of "World of Xeen" that works on Vista? But I digress.
Cook, you need to correct this obvious error and apologize to us for not giving the correct response in Post #4. Contact the author of the puzzle, work this out, and get us an updated puzzle that makes some damn sense! NOW!
- Eli "Smike"