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Dec-19-14
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  OhioChessFan: believe no silent e on the end
hype silent e on the end

Okay, Elvis, let it go.

Dec-19-14
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  OhioChessFan: I'm sure glad people blitzed through the first 10. I gave up on 3.
Dec-19-14
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  tpstar: Bazinga!
Dec-19-14
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  Garech: Noooooooooooooooooooooo
Dec-19-14
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  AnimusEtOblivio: <tpstar> Congrats! Great job on that nasty little clue.
Dec-19-14
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  suenteus po 147: clue 14 is the initials of the first ten words of the 14th amendment to the US constitution
Dec-19-14
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  suenteus po 147: I actually could have won this one. I was on game 15 of Zukertort Rosenthal. Oh well.
Dec-19-14  Penguincw: Congrats <tpstar> for winning the grand prize!

< 8. 21 = 36 (the 8th and 9th numbers in the Fibonacci sequence) >

Can someone explain that to me?

Dec-19-14
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  WannaBe: google fibonnaci sequence.
Dec-19-14
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  Spuddy: i want a consolation prize, I spent 45 minutes going through "Z.J.'s" games because the clue said "Congratulations for getting OT the end of...". Confused me :)
Dec-19-14
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  MostlyAverageJoe: <Can someone explain that to me?>

Yes, CG made another mistake. The 9th Fibonacci number is 34, not 36.

Dec-19-14
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  Garech: What was the 15th clue, verbatim??
Dec-19-14
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  druid: Finally, our long national nightmare of not knowing what "APBONITUSA" means is mercifully concluded.
Dec-19-14
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  Shams: Congrats to <tpstar> for a very nice solve.
Dec-19-14
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  chessgames.com: <21 = 36> actually should read <21 = 34>. (The game itself accepted the correct answer, 34, but the explanation had that typo.)

Congratulations to <tpstar> for bagging the $150 shopping spree. We will email him a redemption code soon.

There are plenty more clues and prizes left so keep at it!

Dec-19-14
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  suenteus po 147: <Spuddy> Sour grapes all around. When I went to the Zukertort-Rosenthal game with Ra7+! and there was no prize I thought it was another game that must have had Ra7++ (since the last clue had two exclams), not realizing the famous game with Rosenthal was game 15 of their match.
Dec-19-14
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  druid: I believe that the puzzle correctly accepted "34", even though the solution explanation incorrect gives "36".
Dec-19-14
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  Garech: Surely the clue was not just:

Zukertort's Ra7+!!?

I Googled "Zukertort Ra7+" and it was the second entry; I can't imagine it had everyone stumpted for so long ...

-Garech

Dec-19-14  Penguincw: While most people were busy solving Clue #41 (which was great fun), User: crawfb5 has already solved Clue #42...
Dec-19-14
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  suenteus po 147: <Garech> The last clue was thus:

"J.Z.'s Ra7+!!

Go to the game page and collect your prize!"

:-p

Dec-19-14
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  Spuddy: it was like "J.Z.'s Ra7+!!" I think...but of course there had to be some sneaky wrinkle thrown in right at the end. A few of us just went for the wrong wrinkle :o
Dec-19-14
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  Abdel Irada: <If you were to ask 100 people which words in the clue have silent letters, I am estimating, ohhhhhhh, 0 would name a word with an e on the end.>

I wouldn't agree with this. Silent "e" at the end of a word, although it generally alters its phonetic environment by making the preceding vowel long, is probably the most prevalent form of silent letter in English.

Dec-19-14
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  WannaBe: That was my problem, I was looking at "Jay-Zee's Royce"
Dec-19-14  42eyes: Is the board a piece? Ei when you'retaught chess you are told how the knight moves etc but the board is glanced over.
Dec-19-14
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  MostlyAverageJoe: <druid: Finally, our long national nightmare of not knowing what "APBONITUSA" means is mercifully concluded.>

Well, according to http://rumkin.com/tools/cipher/cryp... it is a cryptogram of one of the following words:

DISCHARGED
DISCOUNTED
DISFAVORED
DISLOCATED
DISMANTLED
DISMOUNTED
DISPATCHED
DOWNPLAYED
DOWNSCALED
DUPLICATED
EQUIVOCATE
EXHAUSTIVE
MAIDENFORM
METABOLISM
MOLYBDENUM
MONARCHISM
MONETARISM
NUMERATION
RINGMASTER
SANDWICHES
SCHNAUZERS
SCOUNDRELS
SECTIONALS
SEDUCTIONS
SHAKEDOWNS
SHIPBOARDS
SHIPWRECKS
SHORTCAKES
SHORTWAVES
SHOWPLACES
SIDETRACKS
SIGNATURES
SIGNBOARDS
SIMPLETONS
SIMULATORS
SLANDEROUS
SLAUGHTERS
SLIPCOVERS
SNOWDRIFTS
SNOWFLAKES
SOBRIQUETS
SOMETHINGS
SOUTHWARDS
SPHINCTERS
STOCKPILES
STOCKYARDS
SUBATOMICS
SUBLIMATES
SUBMARINES
SUNBATHERS
SUNFLOWERS
SUPERNOVAS
SYCOPHANTS
SYMBOLIZES
SYMPATHIES
SYMPHONIES
SYNCOPATES
SYNDICATES
TRIUMPHANT

Alas, none of these relates to number 14 as far as I can tell.

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