4/29/10

MGWCC #100 -- Friday, April 30th, 2010 -- "One Hundred Weeks of Solvitude"

Good afternoon, crossword fans -- welcome to Week 100 of my contest. If you're new to the contest and would like to enter, please see the site FAQ on the left sidebar for instructions.


LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:

It took one fine solver 30 seconds (Joon Pahk), but took another fine solver all weekend (Bob Kerfuffle -- see here for both stories, and more -- including some fine solvers who didn't get it at all).

I'm talking about last week's metapuzzle, of course, which 198 folks sussed out in the end. Solvers were tasked with placing five seemingly unrelated theme entries in correct chronological order:

LEVI'S BLUE JEANS (A)
JUST FOR KICKS (B)
DOUBLE DATA ENTRY (C)
FIRST DOWN RUN (D)
HAVING SAID THAT (E)

The emboldened letters above give the game away: each of the five phrases sports the initials of a president known by those initials. Putting them in correct chronological order by years in the White House (FDR-HST-DDE-JFK-LBJ) yields the order D-E-C-B-A, which was last week's contest answer. Solution at upper left.

Erica Pannen writes:

Discovered Executives Consecutively By Assiduousness

Recognizing Monogrammatic Namesakes


This week's winner, whose name was chosen at random from the 198 correct entries received, is Jim Akin of Canton, Conn. Jim will receive a copy of Stand Alone's Crosswords for iPhone and a three-month subscription to Matt Gaffney's Daily Crossword for iPhone (MGDCi).

MAY-HEM IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER...

Ominously friendly reminder: everyone who goes 4-for-4 on May's metapuzzles will receive a MGWCC pen, pencil and notepad set. I sent 36 stationery sets out for Hell Month last October, and my personal goal is to send out fewer than that this time around...

...perhaps far fewer...

THIS WEEK'S INSTRUCTIONS:

Happy Centennial to me! Speaking of 100...one of 100 is missing this week -- which one is it? E-mail it to me at crosswordcontest@gmail.com by Tuesday at noon ET. Please put the contest answer in the subject line of your e-mail.

To print the puzzle out, click on the image below and hit "print" on your browser. To solve using Across Lite download the free software here, then join the Google Group (1,188 members now!) here.



Solve well, and be not led astray by words intended to deceive.

1 comment:

Alex said...

Congrats! It's hard to do anything 100 times, let alone a massive undertaking like this.

Here's to the next 100!