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Don’t fold now!

We're past the midpoint of the Great American History Puzzle now, friends.  By this point, the plot has thickened.  For some of you, I'm guessing, it's positively congealed.

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We’re past the midpoint of the Great American History Puzzle now, friends.  By this point, the plot has thickened.  For some of you, I’m guessing, it’s positively congealed.

Puzzle Six was unlocked an hour ago, which probably means everyone wants to kill me.  I’ll be hiding at a secret undisclosed location over the weekend until we unveil Puzzle Seven.

Several solvers have asked if complete answers to the puzzles will be made available when the contest is finished.  Yes!  We’ll probably use this very blog to post them, since–thank goodness–we no longer live in the age of the self-addressed stamped envelope.  My colleagues on the Puzzle Team have suggested posting the answers in several waves: first a series of helpful hints, then dramatic nudges, then the complete answers.  That sounds like fun to me, so that’s probably what we’ll do in a couple weeks, once we’ve crowned our grand prize winner.

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