puzzle 0:20 or so
matt gaffney's weekly crossword contest: episode 39, "On Your Marks, Get Set, Begin," was a treat. looking for a four-letter answer word, we had the following theme entries to puzzle over:
one other hint from the puzzle: [How some of you will arrive at the contest answer word] is, apparently, AMTRAK. huh? oh... you mean literally arrive? because AMTRAK wasn't helping me crack the metapuzzle. but as you've already worked out by now, the contest answer word is ACPT, or the american crossword puzzle tournament, which took place this past weekend. (or actually, which is taking place right now, as i type this on saturday at noon.) each of the theme answers begins with a permutation of those four letters: CAT People, PAT Cash, CAPTain eo, PACT of steel, and ACT Properly.
see you next week.
March 04, 2009