Sloggers & Betters Prize Puzzle – THE WINNER   5 comments

We have our winner…

I’m delighted to announce that the winner of a bottle of red wine, book of Guardian Crosswords by Rufus and the stunning Torquemada collection is Sil van den Hoek. As mentioned in a previous post I contacted a friend (who has no connection with crosswords) and asked him to randomly select a sequence of numbers. The first ‘hit’ in the sequence was Sil’s entry number. Below are a couple of screencaps – the Word document with the numbers I assigned, and the exchange of emails with random numbers.

PLEASE NOTE – IMAGES REMOVED BY REQUEST

Congratulations Sil (and thanks to all for taking part). I’ll email you to arrange delivery of the prizes.

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Posted July 20, 2011 by Anax in Newsification

5 responses to “Sloggers & Betters Prize Puzzle – THE WINNER

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  1. Thanks Anax for providing the challenge, Roger for the excellent prizes and well done Sil. May I also throw some Kudos to your numericologist for the use of the word Futumpch – Don’t anyone say it again!

  2. Well done Sil – just don’t go copying Torquemada in your clue-writing! The “narrative” puzzles are the only Torquemada’s I’ve ever finished.

    Peter Biddlecombe
    • PS: Big fan of random.org – I use it every week to do the draws for the Sunday Times competitions. With plenty of entries by e-mail, pulling envelopes out of a mailbag is now stone-age technology.

      Peter Biddlecombe
  3. Yay! – I just notined that I snuck myself in twice at #25 AND #27 – best I could do and still didnt win! – (I thought I only entered once via email)

  4. *&^%$#@ – What A Surprise!

    I am well aware that All You Out There managed to do the same thing as I did.
    Solving this magnificent crossword.
    And you know what, I didn’t even see The Old Contemptibles theme until the very end ….. In fact, initially we were very annoyed by another warlike theme. So, where was I that day?

    Anyway, I feel like the lucky one.
    In fact, we are the lucky two [Beth – my mysterious (is she?) PinC – was surely part of it too].
    Therefore, I do not really understand why Eileen & her boys were removed from the list (or did they ask for it?).
    I am sure they would have found a way to decide who gets what and why – probably, a way much more complicated than yours [although it’s always nice to contact a friend, isn’t it?]

    Dean, I already told you that it isn’t me that deserves the bottle of wine, but that it’s you (for reasons we both know).
    Yes, I am very happy with the ‘Torquemada’, especially knowing that it is a personal gift by the much admired (and currently by some, at fifteensquared, disregarded) Roger Squires.

    The first time in my life I ever won a prize, was when I was 8 years old. In the village where I lived at that time, I ‘won’ the title 1959 Champion in a crossbow contest. Not that I was the best, in fact no one hit the ‘romp’ (which was the trunk of a wooden bird), so they decided to count the number of contestants, multiply it by 3, then ………

    Sil van den Hoek

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