This contest closed on September 15, 2008. A new contest will appear soon.
Here was the challenge:
Mystery Cross Returns
As in our Online Contest #12, the object is to fill in the grid below with the letters below it, one letter per square, to form a set of related words—all of which are proper nouns—reading across and down. This time, as a solving aid, we’ve shaded the seven squares where the words intersect and listed the letters that go in those squares separately. The longest answer reading down (the eight-letter word on the right) is the answer to the contest.
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The subject of the Mystery Cross was dwarf planets and their moons. The answer was the most recentlly named dwarf planet, MAKEMAKE. Here is the completed grid:
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