The January 10 deadline is approaching! So far there have been no submissions for Kevin’s Crossroads Crossword. We hope this is simply because you are busy putting away your holiday decorations.
So this is just a reminder, you have until Thursday, January 10 to submit your answers and have a chance to win one of the prizes. It ain’t easy, but here’s a hint: remember than Kevin is British. A number of the answers are Anglo-centric.*
Stumped? Feel free to ask for hints, which we will publish on the blog to keep the playing field level. Can’t finish? Send in a partial submission… you still might win!
Wily Mindcamper Kevin Byron concocts a crossword puzzle each Christmas, and it always offers some kind of interesting and delightful twist.
This year is no exception! Here’s a link to download the PDF of the puzzle and its puzzling instructions.
The first three Mindcampers who email a clear photo or scan of their correctly completed puzzle to [email protected] will win fame, praise, admiration, adulation, great karma, the flirtatious attentions of numerous groupies, and a prize.*
Contest closes January 10, 2013 so hop to it, guys.
*DISCLAIMER: The experience of receiving the first six of these benefits is entirely subjective therefore Mindcamp makes no guarantee as to whether the winners will actually feel as though they have received these first six benefits or not. Mindcamp merely wishes it were so and therefore feels justified in making vague promises in this regard. The seventh benefit mentioned, however — the “prize” — is perfectly real and will be delivered to the winners who will, we are certain, be very pleased.
In recognition of Mindcamp X, veteran Mindcamp presenter Kevin Byron sent us a fun TED video that explains why we use X to represent the unknown. It’s about 4 minutes long and worth a view. You can see it below.
Kevin knows what he’s talking about when it comes to the known and unknown. He holds a PhD in physics. But he isn’t the only egghead presenting at Mindcamp this year. At least two other presenters, Marc Hurwitz and Bill Brooks, hold advanced degrees in physics and math.