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Author Topic: State assignments  (Read 13195 times)

mcarroll

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State assignments
« on: January 09, 2009, 01:47:08 PM »
here's the list that I started - if I missed anybody, please update it.  marjorie
Alabama
Alaska

Jannieb

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Re: State assignments
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 06:01:57 PM »
If novice constructors are being considered, I'd be happy to volunteer for Florida

JamesFS

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Re: State assignments
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 06:43:31 PM »
I'd be happy to have a crack at Florida.  Fishy theme.

James Sajdak

Todd G

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Re: State assignments
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 06:48:44 PM »
Interesting coincidence that Indiana is being handled by someone of that name.  Is that Robert Indiana?  I only know him as an artist, I didn't realize he also did crosswords.

 ;)

---Todd

ifrolf_dot_com

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Re: State assignments
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 07:33:54 PM »
I had posted to the email list saying I'm a novice/non-published constructor. I also noted I have lived in CA/OR/MN/TN, but I neglected to say that I'm a native and current resident of CA.

All that being said I would love to do the CA puzzle - and I don't see a claim on it, so dibs!

 - Joel Berghoff

ifrolf_dot_com

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Re: State assignments
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009, 07:35:36 PM »
Maybe Indiana is being constructed by Gary.

John L

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Re: State assignments
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009, 10:38:20 AM »
I'll take Missouri.
Mike Peluso and MCarroll have lists that don't jibe.
Kevin, would it be possible to create an online sign-up page?

Thoughts about format: Why don't we use the Simon & Schuster Mega-book as a model, with 15s, 17s, 19s. and 21s living happily together?

At some point, we have to decide if this is going to be a commercial venture or "for fun."  The former might be best served by negotiating a deal with a major publisher before work gets started. The latter will require a modest participation fee per constructor to cover costs. In either case, getting a top notch editor on board is crucial.

Andy Gross on 1/8 laid out the practical considerations of the "for fun" approach. The task seems formidable, with little or no payoff for established constructors.

I suggest that we find a publisher who would be interested in this idea as a special project. That provides an editor, funding, and a built-in infrastructure. That frees us to do what we love most, creating puzzles.

John Lampkin




adroka

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Re: State assignments
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2009, 11:08:55 AM »
Repeating an earlier message to Mike Peluso, I'd be pleased to take Georgia if relative newbies are to be included.

Ada Kraft

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Re: State assignments
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009, 03:32:54 PM »
I haven't made a crossword puzzle in a while, but I think I still have the chops. I'm Canadian, but I'd be pleased to take on a State that goes unclaimed, if that's allowed.

- Kevin

satkinson

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Re: State assignments
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2009, 03:47:15 PM »
Hi everyone

I have just read all of the posts regarding this project. IMO, it is an excellent idea. I would be happy to volunteer a puzzle for my home state of Pennsylvania.

I haven't been around as a constructor for long, but I have a couple Sun puzzles out there as well as 4.5 LA Times (2 with Nancy Salomon).

It might be helpful to have small groups (to pick a random example, the DE, CO, NJ, TX constructors) provide feedback on each other's themes first, then fill and clues. An editor may be more happy dealing with products that have already been polished to some extent.

Scott Atkinson


amethyst

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Re: State assignments
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2009, 07:35:26 PM »
once again -- if novices are being considered, i'd love to have a go at maine.  second choice would be new hampshire.

will await further info!

;-)

janie (smulyan)

sonofagun

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Re: State assignments
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2009, 09:47:18 PM »
Marjorie- The full name for the North Dakota volunteer is Jerome Gunderson

Eric Orns

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Re: State assignments
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2009, 12:54:06 AM »
I haven't been published either, but I'd take Utah if the project wants me :)

seahedges

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Re: State assignments
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2009, 12:23:53 PM »
The ghosts of my Oregon Trail forebears urge me to bid for the Beaver State. Dibs?

Stephen Edward Anderson
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Mike Peluso

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Re: State assignments
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2009, 01:41:53 PM »
Kevin:

I put you down for Montana....border state......if that's OK.

Mike

 

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