Edgar
New Member Advocate
Puzzle Contest #6 is now open. It is probably going to be the toughest puzzle of them all, so you get 2 weeks to work on it. The deadline for your entry is noon CST on Tuesday, Feb 26.
This is a crossword puzzle and since we no longer have an interactive puzzle server, you will have to do this the oldfashioned way (paper & pen or pencil) and you will also have to type out all your answers in order to submit an entry.
PLEASE READ & FOLLOW THESE RULES CAREFULLY.
1. Print out the puzzle from the attached pdf file and solve it as best you can
2. Copy the list of clues at the end of this post into a text editor of some sort and insert your answers IN FRONT of each clue (do not erase the clues)
3. After you have solved the puzzle, or whenever you give up, copy and paste your list of answers into an email message and send it to iap.puzzles@gmail.com. Be sure to put Puzzle #6 in the Subject line of your message and include your user name in the message.
4. Please put a question mark in front of any clues that you cannot solve.
5. This puzzle will close at noon CST on Tuesday, Feb 26.
There are 60 words in this puzzle. Get at least 50 of them right and you will earn 1 point. Get at least 55 right and you will earn 2 points. Get all 60 correct and you will earn 3 points. Everyone earning 1 or more points will be entered into the drawing for an individual prize puzzle.
HINT: The puzzle theme is shown at the top of the grid.
The list of clues is in the attached pdf file, but I have also included it in this post to make it easier for you to import into a text file for preparing your entries for this contest.
Banter is encouraged, but please do not post any real hints. Everyone needs to figure out the puzzles on their own.
Have fun and let me know if you have any questions.
Edgar
(Note: some of you may recognize this puzzle from last year. It was our last puzzle of the 2018 Bash, but I obviously did not allow enough time for you to work on it  only 4 people submitted an entry and no one got more than 14 answers correct, so I shelved it until this year for a redo.).
Across
3. Ridges
4. A Squad
5. Amber
8. Squab
10. Oatmeal
11. Fudge
13. Bull's Eye
17. Hide Maybe
18. Course
20. Hoagie
24. Resign
27. Sock
29. Helve
32. Watch It!
33. Scour
35. Coif
37. Perfect
39. Cheat
42. Babs
44. Mistral
46. Lure
47. Motto
49. Media
51. Tickler
52. Naves
54. Record
55. Nurture
56. CRT Glass
Down
1. Subs
2. Pale
4. Guise
6. Exercise
7. Arm's Cover
9. Addict
10. Luge
12. Score
14. Gimlet
15. Gat
16. Train
17. Norm
19. Commode
21. Rex
22. Letup
23. Massage
25. Sets
26. Mad
28. Rap
30. Lungs
31. Gulf
34. Sweatshop
36. Ooze
38. Depth
40. Abuse
41. Kent Area
43. RedEye
45. Bricks
48. Key Part
49. Mew
50. Chops
53. Bag
This is a crossword puzzle and since we no longer have an interactive puzzle server, you will have to do this the oldfashioned way (paper & pen or pencil) and you will also have to type out all your answers in order to submit an entry.
PLEASE READ & FOLLOW THESE RULES CAREFULLY.
1. Print out the puzzle from the attached pdf file and solve it as best you can
2. Copy the list of clues at the end of this post into a text editor of some sort and insert your answers IN FRONT of each clue (do not erase the clues)
3. After you have solved the puzzle, or whenever you give up, copy and paste your list of answers into an email message and send it to iap.puzzles@gmail.com. Be sure to put Puzzle #6 in the Subject line of your message and include your user name in the message.
4. Please put a question mark in front of any clues that you cannot solve.
5. This puzzle will close at noon CST on Tuesday, Feb 26.
There are 60 words in this puzzle. Get at least 50 of them right and you will earn 1 point. Get at least 55 right and you will earn 2 points. Get all 60 correct and you will earn 3 points. Everyone earning 1 or more points will be entered into the drawing for an individual prize puzzle.
HINT: The puzzle theme is shown at the top of the grid.
The list of clues is in the attached pdf file, but I have also included it in this post to make it easier for you to import into a text file for preparing your entries for this contest.
Banter is encouraged, but please do not post any real hints. Everyone needs to figure out the puzzles on their own.
Have fun and let me know if you have any questions.
Edgar
(Note: some of you may recognize this puzzle from last year. It was our last puzzle of the 2018 Bash, but I obviously did not allow enough time for you to work on it  only 4 people submitted an entry and no one got more than 14 answers correct, so I shelved it until this year for a redo.).
Across
3. Ridges
4. A Squad
5. Amber
8. Squab
10. Oatmeal
11. Fudge
13. Bull's Eye
17. Hide Maybe
18. Course
20. Hoagie
24. Resign
27. Sock
29. Helve
32. Watch It!
33. Scour
35. Coif
37. Perfect
39. Cheat
42. Babs
44. Mistral
46. Lure
47. Motto
49. Media
51. Tickler
52. Naves
54. Record
55. Nurture
56. CRT Glass
Down
1. Subs
2. Pale
4. Guise
6. Exercise
7. Arm's Cover
9. Addict
10. Luge
12. Score
14. Gimlet
15. Gat
16. Train
17. Norm
19. Commode
21. Rex
22. Letup
23. Massage
25. Sets
26. Mad
28. Rap
30. Lungs
31. Gulf
34. Sweatshop
36. Ooze
38. Depth
40. Abuse
41. Kent Area
43. RedEye
45. Bricks
48. Key Part
49. Mew
50. Chops
53. Bag
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