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RankEntryAverageStandard Deviation
1brian_s' Laryngitis deserves a7.752.1650635094611
2DanielFishman's entry deserves a7.66666666666672.0138409955991
3techant's Sudoku puzzle deserves a7.41666666666672.0190069065976
4eb0ny's Blank crossword deserves a7.33333333333331.9720265943665
4eb0ny's Word snakes deserves a7.33333333333332.0138409955991
6noma's Sounds Like deserves a7.251.7380544678845
7Tim's Puzzle deserves a6.91666666666672.1778557242287
8mxvladi's Crossword deserves a6.66666666666672.5927248643507
9lopsidation's Abcdefpuzzle deserves a6.08333333333333.1213868000547
lopsidation's Abcdefpuzzle deserves a
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Average Vote 6.0833333333333
Standard Deviation 3.1213868000547

eb0ny's Word snakes deserves a
12345678910
Average Vote 7.3333333333333
Standard Deviation 2.0138409955991

noma's Sounds Like deserves a
12345678910
Average Vote 7.25
Standard Deviation 1.7380544678845

Tim's Puzzle deserves a
12345678910
Average Vote 6.9166666666667
Standard Deviation 2.1778557242287

mxvladi's Crossword deserves a
12345678910
Average Vote 6.6666666666667
Standard Deviation 2.5927248643507

eb0ny's Blank crossword deserves a
12345678910
Average Vote 7.3333333333333
Standard Deviation 1.9720265943665

brian_s' Laryngitis deserves a
12345678910
Average Vote 7.75
Standard Deviation 2.1650635094611

techant's Sudoku puzzle deserves a
12345678910
Average Vote 7.4166666666667
Standard Deviation 2.0190069065976

DanielFishman's entry deserves a
12345678910
Average Vote 7.6666666666667
Standard Deviation 2.0138409955991
Total Votes 18 100%
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It's time to pick the winners of July 2008's Puzzles Galore contest!

Here are the entries:
1. lopsidation's Abcdefpuzzle
2. eb0ny's Word snakes
3. noma's Sounds Like
4. Tim's Puzzle
5. mxvladi's Crossword
6. eb0ny's Blank crossword
7. brian_s' Laryngitis
8. techant's Sudoku Puzzle (three posts in a row)
9. DanielFishman's entry

Happy solving, everyone! And, when you're all good and puzzled, please rate the entries from 1 (worst) to 10 (best) based on the following criteria.
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How challenging the puzzle was, without being impossible;
How fun the puzzle was, and not frustrating;
How well polished the puzzle was, and not confusing or ambiguous.
Contest entrants are expected to rate their own entries as "10". This poll will end on Local Time:07-30-2008 at 01:00 PM

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07-22-2008 at 08:57 AM
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07-22-2008 at 05:07 PM
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Sorry, I have to disagree with you ebony. There isn't a second solution to brian_s' Laryngitis look at the first person. (You said he was a knave and bert)
The statement was:
Person 1:
1- I am Alex
2- Bert is a Liar
3- Carl has laryngitis
4- Dave is a Liar
According to you the first statement is a lie. Therefore,(a Knave is someone who makes strictly alternating true and false statements) the second one is true, which conflicts with bert being a knave.

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07-23-2008 at 05:52 AM
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Hey guys, some really nice puzzles came out of this. I enjoyed solving along. Specific feedback about each submission below:
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07-23-2008 at 07:38 AM
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...(a Knave is someone who makes strictly alternating true and false statements)...
Me, and my reading skills. :selftwak

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07-23-2008 at 12:55 PM
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Just one day left to vote on the puzzles!

Thanks to eb0ny and Remlin for writing comments! That always makes voting more interesting. I've got some mod points for anyone else who'd like to share their comments here. :)

Also, I'm not sure how it is that the poll ending time and the localtime I put in the post look 3 hours different to me. I entered the exact same GMT time for each. To avoid introducing even more confusion, I'm not going to edit or try to correct it. Please just ignore the time given at the end of my post.
07-29-2008 at 10:14 AM
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And we have some winners here! This was an especially strong group of contest entries, as nobody scored below 6. You should all be proud of your excellent amd varied efforts.

:hooray First Place - brian_s
:hooray Second Place - DanielFishman
:hooray Third Place - techant

Congratulations to all!!! Here are the detailed results:
7.75 brian_s' Laryngitis
7.67 DanielFishman's entry
7.42 techant's Sudoku puzzle
7.33 eb0ny's Word Snakes
7.33 eb0ny's Blank Crossword
7.25 noma's Sounds Like
6.92 Tim's Puzzle
6.67 mxvladi's Crossword Puzzle
6.08 lopsidation's Abcdefpuzzle
I hope someone from the Department of Challenges can take over now, make sure the winners get their prizes, and all the contestants get participation credit. DanielFishman will return next week to learn the good news.

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07-30-2008 at 11:16 AM
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Should have voted 10 for myself. Oh well...

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CuriousShyRabbit wrote:I hope someone from the Department of Challenges can take over now, make sure the winners get their prizes, and all the contestants get participation credit. DanielFishman will return next week to learn the good news.
On it.

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07-31-2008 at 03:35 AM
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Should have voted 10 for myself. Oh well...


That happened to me last contest. I know how you feel. :weep

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So close... one vote-point behind brian_s :( Well done though, I much preferred yours to mine :P 2nd is still much higher than I expected though :)
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So close... one vote-point behind brian_s :( Well done though, I much preferred yours to mine :P 2nd is still much higher than I expected though :)

I was watching the voting closely at the end. You and I switched the lead twice in the last few votes.


One more thing, can somebody clue me in on how to claim a prize from the prize pile?
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