January 2, 2013
We Have a Winner!!!
Congratulations to Christen Catlin! She solved the puzzle and proved it by sending me an email today to the super secret email. She included in that email the correct answer to the puzzle. As a result she has won the 100 dollar prize. I’ve already sent her details about that and will post them here soon.
I’ve invited her to post here on my blog as a guest and to provide her own denouement to the puzzle. It would be fun to give her a chance to explain in her own words the solution to the puzzle.
However, now that the prize has been won, the comments section is open for any of you who were making progress, but didn’t quite solve it, to present your own journeys in the comments as well.
Who knows? if I like your comments, I may even have a runner up prize or two.
First what we already know: Solving the puzzle and winning the $100 prize in great literature is accomplished by: 1) Being the first to correctly identify the storytellers in The Christmas Puzzle and email me the answer. 2) There are numerous clues scattered about the book to help you identify who the storytellers are. 3) The Email address to which you must send the answer is also encoded in the book. 4) There is no limit to the number of times you may attempt an answer. 5). There is no time limit for solving the puzzle. First one to solve it wins all. A HINT FOR THE NEW YEAR . Re: identifying the storytellers, note the first line of Emily's last poem. and as a bonus for the new year, here's two more hints in the category of "things you might already realize but should know if you don't." 1. The December 25th hint (below, named "the rules") cannot be deciphered without the book, and when deciphered will give you the final rules of submission, including how to find the email address. 2. The better you understand the rules, the more likely you will win. And as a bonus bonus, don't miss the trailer for the book. December 25 The Rules: (1,2,1) (1,3,1) (2,1,2) (1,3,4) (3,1,2)s. (2,3,7) (3,2,1) (3,3,6). (Title, 1,2) (3,4,2) (1,3,2) (1,4,3) @gmail.com P.S. Feel free to post comments on this page about your journey in this puzzle, but if you post any part of the answer, you will be disqualified from any chance of winning.