I'd line to remind people that they should stop inviting me to the Charity Ball, I plan to be on vacation in New York that night.
How many entries did one person make to the conventional gridWORD? Let me count the ways: As Cnut (in runes), as Caesar (caesar code + 13), as Marconi (morse code), as Fëanor (in Elven), as Billy Blaze 5000 (I'm stumped), as Chappe (semiform), as Ptolemy (hieroglyphics), and as Hemingway (using our alphabet normally). Sadly, none of the incarnations submitted an answer to the gridQUESTION "What was your best trick or treat?" Mike Huang did submit a correct grid as well, and he liked his fifth one. This was a tough call, but my coin toss went to the Rosetta gridWORD!
On the cryptic side of things, we got most of a solution from ComE Jason (Treat: None of the greedy buggers came by our house last night. Now we have 6 bags of virgin chocolate. Mmm ... virgin chocolate.). Also arriving was a completed solution from Mike again, One from Dan, Paul, and Jonathan (I think I'm missing typing their answer: A Grimoine), and the SJU Crew (I got a lot of tricks, I was a stripper). It was a tough call, so I used a random number generator (Snuggles), and it (he) picked Dan/Paul/Jonathan. Congratulations!
Special mention goes to Snuggles, Lino, and Bradley T Smith who all managed to submit print-outs (or photocopies of them) of Linda's original puzzles. Especially to Lino who answered the gridQUESTION: The Bunny hugged the Moose.
Prizes are in the MathSoc Office, in the mathNEWS mail slot. Don't forget to submit your answer to the question: What wizard power do you have?
Simon & Linda