Hello everyone! Well, I'm happy to say that Squiz submissions have picked up somewhat since last issue; thank you all (all four of you) for making me feel needed. For the curious, last week's answers were: Lewis Carroll: (i) Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, (ii) SATISFIABILITY, (iii) Around 4 p.m., (iv) A bunch of oysters, (v) Stuff 'em into a burlap sack and sit on them. (Note: I screwed this one up, it should have been guinea pigs, not gerbils. Sorry.) Graphic Novels and Comics: Guy Fawkes Day, November 5th, (ii) Angel, Beast, Iceman, Marvel Girl, Cyclops and Professor Xavier, (iii) Hal Jordan, (iv) He stole them from Gideon Resale, a pawn shop, (v) Two plays — A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest. Popular Music: (i) Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, (ii) Bill Haley & the Comets, (iii) Roadkill, (iv) They played the recording backwards when they mixed it, (v) The Mamas and the Papas.
As I mentioned, I saw a vast improvement in Squiz submissions this week, with four entries, tripling the total number of entries this term! In no particular ascending order, they were the Super Furry Animals of SWO with 5 points, Lukas Kamps with 7.5, Greg "Hologrami" Taylor with 8, and the win going to an Australian correspondant, Malcolm McNeil, with 10.5 points. Congratulations, Malcolm! The traditional prize is a gift certificate to our Coffee & Doughnut shop; however, it seems fairly unlikely that you'll ever stop by to visit. Don't worry, we'll think of something.
I did get a comment from one of the submitters that they still thought the Squiz pretty hard. All right then, I'll see what I can do.
So I hope that you all find this Squiz to your liking. Submissions are due on November 16th at 6:30; you can mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them by the MathSoc or mathNEWS office anytime before then. Good luck,