After you successfully solve the puzzle, your entry for the contest will be the answer to the riddle posed in the crossword. My completely brilliant friends who test solved this baby figured out two totally legit answers. One other friend whose dictionary must have been the size of, uh, well, several normal-sized dictionaries found four answers. So what gives, Quigley? I'm accepting only either of the two legit answers (they're the ones in every normal-sized dictionary). But, since I'm a nice guy, and I like giving away my stuff, if you can convince me of an otherwise kosher answer, I'll accept it.
Entries will be accepted in the following ways: email, Twitter direct message, Facebook message, or on a bar napkin underneath a beer you bought for me. Yeah, I like suck ups. Speaking of: if I have any proof that you are promoting the blog in anyway shape or form, I'll put your name in the pot more times based on how creative the promotion is. A link from your site will probably get you two entries in the pot. Bringing in five+ new Twitter followers, that's probably worth five. Drinking from a BEQ coffee mug as a guest on Letterman will probably earn you ten. Go creative! I shall award a copy of "Diagramless Crosswords" to the entrant who employed the most outrageous suck-up blog promotion technique.
Deadline for the contest is this Tuesday September 8th at midnight Eastern Standard Time! (I'm giving you guys a little extra time because of the holiday weekend and all that.) Five randomly selected winners will receive a copy of "Diagramless Crosswords." Good luck to all.
Share the puzzle. New one on Monday. (Yes, there are no holidays on this blog; and it's a themeless ones)
And don'tcha just love that picture? I Googled "string quintet" and that picture came up. There are six people in that picture. Either that or the cello player has two heads.