PROGRAM: [Across Lite]
So why'd I run a picture of Merl today? Well, it seems the legend has finally made good on his promise that he would do a charity crossword puzzle contest. A promise that I've been hearing about since oh, about 1997. He's called it The National Brain Game Challenge and all the proceeds go to benefit the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
On Sunday September 25 at 3 p.m. ET (I guess puzzle people aren't football fans), you'll receive four dailies by Merl, each of which has some sort of meta thing happening. I've been told they're not crushingly difficult, basically, if you're coming to BEQ.com, these puzzles are for you. Anyway, answers to those puzzles will lead you to some final final answer as well as the email address where you will have to send in that final final anwer. First person with the correct answer gets $5000. Second prize is
a set of steak knives $1000. Third prize is you're fired $500. Don't worry if super speed solving isn't your thing as there will be money prizes for other random place finishes, too, like 10th, 50th, etc. Anyway, you know Merl does some amazing work, and all the money goes to a worthy charity, so sign up for it already, will you? It's only a measly $25! Sign up twice!
Share the puzzle. New one on Monday.