So yes, it is my birthday today. Remember to give me cake or a punch if you see me in the halls (they should remind me that I should get off campus and go celebrate).
Last issue's puzzle was well received. Most people got a copy on the back of their issue of mathNEWS, others checked it out online. Martha Yip, Mike Huang, and the SJU Crew all answered the cryptic correctly, being respectively unthankful for tomatoes, the fact that he's on workterm and can't redeem his last C+D gift certificate, and walking funny after the calc 3 midterm on Tuesday. And Martha wins!
Our conventional puzzle was solved by seven teams of one or more people. Mike Huang (again), Sean T. Hause (non-alcoholic beer (water is better)), Ryan & Jason =) (the co-op system — it lost one of my applications =( ), someone with no name (Heartburn — LET ME SLEEP!), Kartikaya Gupta (midterms starting on Tuesday), and Charles DeGaul (that Thanksgiving rash). Special congratulations to those who solved 16 across even though there wasn't a spot in the puzzle for it. And extra special congratulations to Ryan & Jason who will receive to C+D gift certificate.
As for my birthday treat, I'm bringing out one of Linda's two remaining specialty puzzles: AD. You'll see the theme soon enough, cryptic lovers, hope you enjoy it. Conventional-only people, sorry, no theme.
So the deadline is October 28th at fiveish to six-thirtyish ish. And don't forget to include your answer to Who's the coolest person you share your birthday with? Mine was Trudeau, but he's not celebrating anymore ... must find new birthday buddy ...
Linda and Simon