So as mentioned, after tomorrow's puzzle, we're giving away our first set of prizes! There will be two prize options:
- The 24"x36" O-Dogg poster pictured below (stamped #00576 of 20,000), courtesy of SoSG Orel:
- The opportunity to create the second-ever reader-written Off-Day Puzzle. You can be Buzz Aldrin to Jose's Neil Armstrong. Or Jan Ullrich to Jose's Lance Armstrong. Or Kenny G to Jose's Louis Armstrong. Whichever metaphor you prefer, you will be granted the power to create a puzzle - either write the whole thing top-to-bottom as Jose did, or dream up the concept and send it to us and we'll write it up - and we'll use it as a future Off-Day Puzzle1.
So after tomorrow's puzzle, whoever sits atop the PCS Rankings will get their choice of the two prize options. Whoever is 2nd gets what's leftover (although the considerable responsibility of creating a puzzle can be declined if desired).
Anyhow, that's what's at stake. And it looks like it'll be a tight race for these two prizes. Here are the updated rankings:
Others receiving votes: karina 140, m.s.t.i 140, dusto magnifico 111, brandon 100, lauro 96, mattya 90, wicks 90, andrew 70, m.l.a.s.f. 70, stolenmonkey86 60, awesome 50, keven c 50, damon 10, dangarion 10, gil gamesh 10, josh s 10, nic j 10, rob 10.
1assuming it doesn't totally suck
2quadsevens and mr customer tied for first in Jose's Puzzle and each received 94 PCS Points, the average of the 1st and 2nd place point totals
3since jose created the last puzzle and thus had to sit it out, he was awarded his average score from the previous 6 puzzles, which was 38 points
Next puzzle, Thursday, June 11 (tomorrow), 7am. As a Grand Slam Puzzle it will be worth 150 points instead of the usual 100 (I know yesterday I said 120, but the guys at SoSG corporate have since increased our budget). So get some rest and good luck!