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I create crosswords and other puzzles. These have appeared, among other places, in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Games Magazine...
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Eric Berlin

163 backers pledged $2,265 to help bring this project to life.


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.


    1. Creator Andrea Winchester on May 24, 2009

      Cool! Congratulations. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Plus, I liked your Winston Breen stories.

    2. Creator Yancey Strickler on May 24, 2009

      Congrats, Eric! Well done.