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65 Across: Julian Date of Ruby Inception #

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Another indication of how much lore and trivia surrounds our Little Red Culture, let us now visit Todd Nathan’s supplemental crossword puzzle for this year’s obfuscation contest.

A few favorite clues:

  • 13 Down. In a class by itself
  • 9 Down. Spoken with twist, and influential
  • 33 Across. Host language laboratory
  • 75 Down. Slippered girl’s canine

And 25 Across is for all o’ you. Nicely done, Todd. I’m gonna print this out and do it with my grandma later.

said on 23 Mar 2005 at 05:33

Dear RH’ed,

Each day for the next 8 (until April 1, 2005), I’ll be giving 2..4 additional clues for the IORCC Supplemental Crossword Puzzle Fun (click image above) an IORCC blogsite…


to help those stumped by some of the more obscure Ruby words in the 2005 Crossword puzzle edition. The first entry is now posted.

Thank you all for your interest. To date we’ve seen almost 500 downloads of the puzzle by unique IP numbers. That is about 450 more than I had hoped for during the entire contest. We’re still a ways away from voting time.

said on 24 Mar 2005 at 03:43

Hints and Tips #2 is up on the IORCC Blogsite

said on 24 Mar 2005 at 14:48

Hints and Tips #3 is up at the IORCC Puzzlesite

said on 25 Mar 2005 at 07:03

UPDATE : There was a minor mistake on the IORCC Crossword from days past, make sure to download the fixed one. One block was missing in 65 Across. One block was missing on the tail end. The affects are none other than now you can actually finish the puzzle :) The original all white background has been updated also for the easy on your eyes puzzler. Hope this minor oversite/error hasn’t caused grief.

said on 25 Mar 2005 at 07:04

Hints and Tips #4 is up at the IORCC Puzzlesite

said on 26 Mar 2005 at 16:44

Hints and Tips #5 is up at the IORCC Blogsite

said on 27 Mar 2005 at 18:46

Hints and Tips #6 is up at the IORCC Puzzle Bloggin’ Site

said on 29 Mar 2005 at 22:26

Last but not least Hints and Tips #7 are up, at da IORCC Blogg Site . BTW for anyone wanting to know how hard it is to do a contest, let me tell ya it ain’t cake.

said on 31 Mar 2005 at 22:19

IORCC Entry Window is now CLOSED . Judicial Judging begins, and the viewing period (and voting) to the public People’s Choice Awards starts. Voting system will come online in the next 2 weeks. Thank you all for your support!

said on 31 Mar 2005 at 22:21

In addition to the IORCC Crossword Puzzle, there is a IORCC Word Finder with the answers to the Crossword Puzzle as the words. Enjoy!

said on 01 Apr 2005 at 19:13

Well, nobody submitted a finished 2005 IORCC X Word Puzzle, so here are the answers. Hope you all enjoyed it.

said on 02 Apr 2005 at 14:15

Howdie Ruby Enthusiast,

With great happiness we bring to you the 2005 IORCC entries:

The Programming Language `NegaPosi’


primes less than 1000 ( 2005 Obfuscated Ruby Contest )

Ruby Quiz Loader

Pretty numbers

/slash, is this C++ or ruby?

Charlie the Smiling Fish

Lost-key XOR -Vigenere decryptor

spqr – convert from roman numerals

Please use the IORCC Judicial Guidelines as well as your own criteria to place your ONE VOTE and help us find a People’s Choice Award winner. Thank you!


The 2005 IORCC Guys

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