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 Post subject: WINNER ANNOUNCED!!! Kunzite Krossword Kwiz
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:14 am 
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This quiz is about Spodumene so appropriately the prize is a Kunzite crystal. This is no ordinary junky crystal but a gorgeous terminated specimen that is from the patroke mine in Afghanistan, is untreated and weighs 355cts!

The contest will run for 1 week. Do not post your answers here. Send them to me via PM. At 11pm EST next Sunday I will post the answers and the winner. The winner will be determined by taking all of the correctly answered puzzles and randomly drawing a name. Please be sure of your answers before you send it in because there is only 1 entry allowed per person.

Many thanks to Tim Spauwen for creating the puzzle for me. :)

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:P =D> Coor \:D/ Nice one Jason, very generous of you...again. =D>

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I'm going to alter the rules slightly. Instead of one chance, I'll give you two. I'll pm you telling you what number(s) you have wrong and you may submit once more.

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I think that I probably appreciate that.

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Now THAT IS A PRIZE!

(I edited your post, Brims so that a larger version of that crossword is displayed)


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Hi everybody ,

Can you confirm the number of the letters for Across 16 ... because I need one more :oops:
Thanks

It is an easy challenge ; I appreciate doing it , even without prize ;)

EDIT : I found an other answer which sticks... So I'll send to you my proposals , Jason ...

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Most of this was fun, but good God #8 and #1 were hard for me...and I'm not even sure if they're right :(

But since doing these crosswords and quizzes is fun and teaches me about gems I normally wouldn't know about, it's all good! There's nothing like the prospect of a prize to make me learn faster :)

Jason, I just sent you a PM. Are you still giving us two tries, and telling us which ones we got wrong?


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Yup. You still get two chances and I'll tell you which ones you miss.

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So who won? :)

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Here is the answer key.

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We had 12 entries. 9 of which got all the answers correct within 2 tries. I printed all the names who got them correct and made ballots to draw from. In a blind draw I selected one winner.

And the winner of the Kunzite crystal is:




SKYCRITTER!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Please contact me via pm with your mailing information and I will send the crystal out to you.

Very good work all of you!

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As you know I struggled with the rather easy 16. across but do you mind providing your reference for 1. across?
I am totally amazed that there were not far more entries given the fine prize.

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here ya go Allen
www.mindat.org/min-7740.html

WOOHOO Skycritter =D> way to go.
Thanks again Jason, twas fun as usual . :P

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Thanks Mehoose, I saw that but thought it was greek (or something). I used Lithian Emerald and it fit.
Congratulations Skycritter!

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