A few quick notes now that I've reached my goal:
1) Whooo-hooo! Oh, I said that.
2) Answering an inevitable question right now: Can you contribute, and get the puzzles, even though I've already met my goal? Sure thing. In fact, for every extra $1000 I raise, I'll add another prize when I finally run this contest.
3) I can't figure out how to edit my project -- I don't think I can, actually -- so I'll say this here: The $100 bonus is closed. I've got five custom crosswords to make and that is plenty. (I know, it says four. One person didn't get counted, I don't know why.) Yes, I should have limited it to five in the first place, and I didn't. Why? Because I didn't think ANYBODY was going to pony up that much dough. Now I've got to shut the door on that one -- sorry. If you throw in $100, I will contact you and give you the opportunity to take it back.
4) I've already started the crosswords, of course. I'm still gunning to get them out in mid-September. Thanks to everyone who contributed, and everyone else who might.
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Gets you the suite of puzzles, plus the chance to enter the contest I plan to coordinate with the puzzles' release.
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You get the puzzles and the chance to win the contest, plus I'll send you signed copies of both my books, "The Puzzling World of Winston Breen" and "The Potato Chip Puzzles."
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5 backers All gone!
Wow, really? A hundred bucks? In that case, you'll get the puzzles, entry to the contest, the books... plus I'll make you a customized crossword puzzle.
- (61 days)