7/23/10

MGWCC #112 -- Friday, July 23rd, 2010 -- "Willpower"

Good afternoon, crossword fans -- welcome to Week 112 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:


Bravo! 305 solvers found the aviation PHONETIC alphabet as the basis of last week's theme. The three theme entries consisted solely of words from that alphabet:

INDIA ECHO TANGO
CHARLIE NOVEMBER
OSCAR PAPA HOTEL

Anagram the eight letters those words represent to pilots, and you get...Chilean dictator Augusto PINOCHET, of course. He's not a "relevant eight-letter adjective," but PHONETIC is, which made it last week's contest answer.

Mike Nothnagel writes:

Do I get a special prize for being a member of the phonetic alphabet?

I wish I could award you that prize, Mike -- but there were a total of nine MIKEs who submitted correct answers. There were also two CHARLIEs. Well...they're both "Charles," but let's count it. Zero JULIETs, OSCARs and VICTORs, though!

This week's winner, whose name was chosen at random from the 305 correct entries received, is Alex Maione of Columbia, Md. In addition to a MGWCC pen, pencil and notepad set, Alex will also receive an autographed copy of Patrick Blindauer's new book Sit & Solve Fun & Easy Crosswords.

By the way: Patrick will be launching a new crossword website within the next few weeks. I will link to it here when it's up.


THIS WEEK'S INSTRUCTIONS:


This week's contest answer is an historically important year. E-mail this year 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 (1,280 members now!) here.

SPECIAL PRIZE THIS WEEK:

In addition to a MGWCC pen, pencil and notepad set, next week's winner will receive an autographed copy of Peter Gordon's new book Sit & Solve Nice & Easy Crosswords.



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

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