This puzzle started off with a busted WSJ puzzles site. I couldn’t do the crossword puzzle on my screen no matter which computer or browser I used. So I printed it out. I did the puzzle in pen, and that got Calah to call me a lunatic or something to that effect.
As I went through, I did have some errors, so I had to overwrite some of my answers. It’s not the prettiest of grids, but it’s honest.
It was a lot of fun, but I knew I couldn’t get the meta puzzle answer from this nonsense.
So it was off to Excel!
The clues fell into place, as did the highlighting.
And, of course, the missing word of the movie titles.
A BUG’S with the missing LIFE because I WON’T SPOIL THE ENDING.
So the answer: A Bug’s Life.