Our Mega Puzzle Mashup Contest has now come to a close; the eligible entries have been tallied, and the winner has been programatically chosen at random.
Congratulations to gemmm!
gemmm is the winner of a brand new Lite-On iHAS524-T26 B.
Congratulations as well to the other following 39 individuals who also found and submitted all 14 secret words plus the final mystery phrase:
3NG1N33R, Adam, Alkar, anthonyessaye, barese, blastaof, chab, davy28, dvvaldivia, erndog, fifi88, flashx360, gerardo15, Guiru, iceberg, iuliumorosan, jackthefroon, jot121, Julian_Zero, kkari, libbylord, m02a, mihaiko, mirko25, MOTZA BALLZ4U, neo2099, optiphobia, painlessjeff, Panda, paulovinicosta, Petey Parker, rafios, ruhlamates, samuel111, siphyroth, torsak, x360daddy, xtremepc, yyzyyz
A big thanks to you and all the other participants (104 in total). We hope you enjoyed the contest and wish you luck for the next one!
For your reference, we've included the secret words/crossword and mystery phrase answers below.
|2 T||E||7 S||T||3 I||13 N||G|
|C||4 S||T||E||5 A||L||T||H|
|7 F||L||A||S||H||10 E||D||8 F||Y|
|1 C||6 I||12 E|
|9 I||K||10 L||R||R|
|12 S||Y||S||T||E||M||U||P||14 D||A||T||E|
|5||9 L||O||R||8 A|
|2||13 S||O||O||N||L||3 E||K|
|B||14 X||11 G||D||3|
|1 C||2 4||3 E||4 V||5 A||6 I||7 S||8 A||9 L||10 E||11 G||12 E||13 N||14 D|
It's contest time again! Up for grabs is a brand new Lite-On iHAS524B that's fully compatible with c4eva's iXtreme Burner MAX firmware!
We came up with our own twist once again — this time mashing together several different puzzle styles for a unique challenge. 14 secret words are being revealed over 21 days through a logo hunt, with each one fitting into a crossword puzzle. 14 special letters from the completed crossword then form the final mystery phrase!
You live busy lives, and we understand that, so we chose 36-hour intervals for the secret word reveals instead of 24, to give everyone a reasonable chance at catching the words. On average, it should only take approximately 5 minutes of your time to find each secret word and submit it.
The first secret word will be revealed May 30, 2012 02:00AM UTC.
The contest is only open to registered users with a valid email address associated to their account (so we can contact you for your address details if you win). Click here to register an account if you haven't already. Entries by anonymous/unregistered users will be excluded from the draw.
Multiple entries by the same registered user and/or IP address will be automatically ignored, and the user will be disqualified. Users otherwise found to be cheating, bending the rules, posting the answer(s) publicly or in the wrong section, or otherwise failing to follow the instructions will also be disqualified.
The contest runs for a total of 4 weeks (May 30, 2012 02:00AM UTC until June 27, 2012 02:00AM UTC) — 3 weeks for the main part of the contest, and 1 additional week to allow ample time for participants to complete the puzzles and submit their mystery phrase final answers.
Upon close of the contest, 1 winner will be programatically chosen at random from the pool of eligible entries. The winner of the contest will receive a brand new sealed-in-box Lite-On iHAS524-T26 B manufactured September, 2011 which is fully compatible with c4eva's iXtreme Burner MAX firmware.
The winner will be contacted for verification and will be required to supply their mailing information at that time. If the winner does not respond within 7 days, they will be sent a reminder. If after 14 days, ther winner has not responded, a new winner will be programatically chosen at random from the remaining pool of eligible entries.
The prize will be shipped free-of-charge by registered air mail to anywhere in the world, as long as the destination country allows receipt of electronic goods. The winner is responsible for paying any applicable import taxes or customs duty required by the destination country, and/or any brokerage fees charged by the carrier.
The contest begins May 30, 2012 02:00AM UTC and ends June 27, 2012 02:00AM UTC.
Every 36 hours, a new secret word will be revealed somewhere in the posts on the first 20 pages, starting from the front page. The secret word will appear only in the actual post content, not in the comments, so you do not need to go through pages of comments searching. You can search for the secret word one page at a time, by going through the first 20 pages using the page toolbar at the bottom:
or optionally one post at a time by using the previous/next buttons at the bottom of each post:
After 36 hours, the secret word will disappear and the next secret word will be revealed on another page. We suggest that you be logged into your account when searching for the words, as users who are not signed-in may see cached pages.
Secret words are marked with the stylized "c" from our logo to the right of it, such as:
[2011-03-04 09:21PM UTC] <c4eva> The Emperor has made a critical error and the time for our attack has come!
In this example, the secret word is "attack" because the "c" appears to the right of it.
You must find the secret words within the 36-hour time period that each is visible.
In the same 36-hour period, you must also submit a comment, containing only the secret word, on this contest post. Do not submit the comment on the post where you find the secret word.
The comments with your answers are treated specially, and are only visible to yourself and to the Admins of c4eva Speaks. Other users will not be able to see your answers.
If you've printed out the Crossword & Mystery Phrase PDF document, you can fill in each secret word as you find them.
Any participants that do not post a comment with the secret word every 36 hours will be disqualified.
On June 18, 2012 02:00PM (14:00) UTC, the 14th and final secret secret word will be revealed for 36 hours, allowing you to finish the crossword and complete the mystery phrase.
The final secret word must be submitted in the 36-hour period that it's visible. The mystery phrase can be submitted at the same time, or anytime thereafter up until June 27, 2012 02:00AM (02:00) UTC when the contest closes.
| Reveal and Submission Schedule for Secret Words and Mystery Phrase
|Current local time in UTC (GMT):
Click here to convert UTC (GMT) to your local timezone
|Secret Word 1||Find & submit between:||2012-05-30 02:00AM (02:00) UTC – 2012-05-31 02:00PM (14:00) UTC|
|Secret Word 2||Find & submit between:||2012-05-31 02:00PM (14:00) UTC – 2012-06-02 02:00AM (02:00) UTC|
|Secret Word 3||Find & submit between:||2012-06-02 02:00AM (02:00) UTC – 2012-06-03 02:00PM (14:00) UTC|
|Secret Word 4||Find & submit between:||2012-06-03 02:00PM (14:00) UTC – 2012-06-05 02:00AM (02:00) UTC|
|Secret Word 5||Find & submit between:||2012-06-05 02:00AM (02:00) UTC – 2012-06-06 02:00PM (14:00) UTC|
|Secret Word 6||Find & submit between:||2012-06-06 02:00PM (14:00) UTC – 2012-06-08 02:00AM (02:00) UTC|
|Secret Word 7||Find & submit between:||2012-06-08 02:00AM (02:00) UTC – 2012-06-09 02:00PM (14:00) UTC|
|Secret Word 8||Find & submit between:||2012-06-09 02:00PM (14:00) UTC – 2012-06-11 02:00AM (02:00) UTC|
|Secret Word 9||Find & submit between:||2012-06-11 02:00AM (02:00) UTC – 2012-06-12 02:00PM (14:00) UTC|
|Secret Word 10||Find & submit between:||2012-06-12 02:00PM (14:00) UTC – 2012-06-14 02:00AM (02:00) UTC|
|Secret Word 11||Find & submit between:||2012-06-14 02:00AM (02:00) UTC – 2012-06-15 02:00PM (14:00) UTC|
|Secret Word 12||Find & submit between:||2012-06-15 02:00PM (14:00) UTC – 2012-06-17 02:00AM (02:00) UTC|
|Secret Word 13||Find & submit between:||2012-06-17 02:00AM (02:00) UTC – 2012-06-18 02:00PM (14:00) UTC|
|Secret Word 14||Find & submit between:||2012-06-18 02:00PM (14:00) UTC – 2012-06-20 02:00AM (02:00) UTC|
|Mystery Phrase||Find & submit between:||2012-06-18 02:00PM (14:00) UTC – 2012-06-27 02:00AM (02:00) UTC|
| Crossword Puzzle
|2.||( Secret Word 2 )|
|4.||( Secret Word 8 )|
|7.||( Secret Word 11 )|
|12.||( Secret Word 12 )|
|13.||( Secret Word 9 )|
|14.||( Secret Word 6 )|
|1.||( Secret Word 4 )|
|3.||( Secret Word 5 )|
|5.||( Secret Word 13 )|
|6.||( Secret Word 3 )|
|8.||( Secret Word 1 )|
|9.||( Secret Word 14 )|
|10.||( Secret Word 7 )|
|11.||( Secret Word 10 )|
| Mystery Phrase
If you follow the instructions properly, you will be submitting 14 secret words, one every 1.5 days, over the course of 21 days total (May 30, 2012 02:00AM UTC – June 27, 2012 02:00AM UTC).
Between June 18, 2012 02:00PM (14:00) UTC and June 27, 2012 02:00AM (02:00) UTC, you must submit one final comment with the mystery phrase.
Please pay close attention to the rules and instructions as any deviation from them may result in disqualification.
Good luck and we hope you win!