Commonwealth contest: You’re gonna hate me

imageAll right, ladies and gents, it’s time to turn in your answers to this issue’s contest (page 42 of your July/August Commonwealth).

Here’s what you need to do:

0. The answers to all five questions are names

1. Forget about the last names.

2. Looking at the first names, one consonant appears most often. Write down how many times it appears. Call this number A.

3. Still in the first names, only one of them doesn’t contain that consonant. Which number question did that answer come from (i.e., 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5)? Call that number B.

4. Subtract B from A.

5. Turn to that page in the magazine.

Here comes the part where you hate me.

6. An animal is mentioned on that page. Draw a picture of that animal, and fax it to me at (804) 262-0497. Be sure to include your name, firm, and e-mail address as well.

Good luck!

UPDATE: The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, September 19. We’ll take all the correct answers received by then and randomly draw one. The submitter wins the Vado. Simple!

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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3 Responses to Commonwealth contest: You’re gonna hate me

  1. Lisa says:

    Can I email a PDF version to you instead??

  2. Lisa says:

    This makes me feel like I’m stuck in the 20th century. Oh well…

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