7/22/11

MGWCC #164 -- Friday, July 22nd, 2011 -- "Seven Wonders"

Good afternoon, crossword fans -- welcome to Week 164 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:


Silence was golden in last week's puzzle -- and the key to the meta. 288 solvers noticed that each of the eight words in the four theme entries contained a silent letter:

GLISTENING BREAD
SALMON KNOB
DEBRIS HOUR
LEOPARD ANSWERED

Take those eight silent letters in order and you've got TALK SHOW, which was last week's contest answer.






















Marie desJardins writes:

Scent build often clue.


The last theme entry contained a slight inelegance pointed out by Noam Elkies in Crossword Fiend comments: "answered" contains not one but two silent letters, the W used in the meta and the second E. I somehow managed to overlook this, but fortunately no one submitted TALK SHOE.

This week's winner, whose name was chosen at random from the 288 correct entries received, is Steve Tolopka of Portland, Ore. Steve has selected as his prize an autographed copy of Sip & Solve Hard Crosswords.


THIS WEEK'S INSTRUCTIONS:

This week's contest answer is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. E-mail it to me at crosswordcontest@gmail.com by Tuesday at noon ET. Please put the contest answer wonder 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 either solve on the applet below or download the free software here, then join the Google Group (1,539 members now!) here. To solve with friends at Team Crossword, click here.





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

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