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Christmas Conundrums 2006 : triumphant victors

And the winners are...


The answer to this year's series of conundrorum was one word, 'Clapham', where Procol drummer Geoffrey Dunn was born.

Here's the order of Triumphant Victors drawn from the BtP Homburg on 6 January. Thanks to this evening's Impartial BtP Assistant (click on her illustration).

A good few people got their first or second choice of prizes: the whole field of trophies is listed here.

If your name appears on the winners' list below, please make sure we have your 'real world' address as soon as possible, and we'll activate the BtP snails to bring the goodies to the various continents required. Do send your address even if you've won before: saves our fossicking in the files.

If for some reason you don't get your prize within a few weeks, for goodness's sake Let Us Know. We've had a somewhat aggrieved note, one year after the event, from one of last year's winners saying his prize had gone astray. Luckily it was replaceable, so a surrogate is on its way.

Do note, however, that BtP can't be held responsible if these prizes do get swallowed by the mail system. We can only do our best, and we act in good faith ...

Thanks, Darci!

First in, against
the clock

Mark Allister wins his first choice of prize, a set of the Friday Procol Harum CD re-releases: Grand Hotel, Exotic Birds and Fruit, Procol's Ninth, Something Magic (thanks, Joe) d l b g e k f h a j c i

Second in, against
the clock

Pat Keating wins his first choice of prize, the signed AWSoP tee-shirt (thanks Gary, Geoff W, Geoff D, Josh and Matt)  e k h b g d l a i c j f

Third in, against
the clock

Tarvo Niine wins his first choice of prize, the Paramounts DVD, I'm Coming Home (thanks, Gary) a c e h b g k j f i d l

First out of the
BtP Homburg

Maurice Atkinson wins his second choice of prize, a Palers' Project tee-shirt XXL a j k l i h g f e d b c

Second out of the
BtP Homburg

Russell Maddox wins his second choice of prize, a set of the Friday Procol Harum CD re-releases: Grand Hotel, Exotic Birds and Fruit, Procol's Ninth, Something Magic (thanks, Joe) d l k b g f e j h c a i

Third out of the
BtP Homburg

Aongus Collins wins his third choice of prize, a copy of Trace of a Feeling, the third Palers' Project 2CD d l c i h k a b g e f j

Fourth out of
the BtP Homburg

Kerry Canfield wins his third choice of prize, the two Salty Dog tee-shirts in medium, obversely endorsed with various tour information (thanks, John) a c f e j h d k b g l i

Fifth out of the
BtP Homburg

Peter Cohen wins his third choice of prize, a signed copy of Andy Fairweather Low's wondrous new solo CD, Sweet Soul Music (thanks, Andy) l d i a c k h e f g b j

Sixth out of the
BtP Homburg

Stefano Carbone wins his first choice of prize, a Ledreborg Procol crew tee-shirt signed by Gary, Geoff, Josh and Mark, Matt (thanks, Franky) b g e k f h a l d j c i

Seventh out of the
BtP Homburg

Phil George wins his third choice of prize, a Ledreborg Procol crew tee-shirt signed by Gary, Geoff, Josh and Mark, Matt (thanks, Franky) l d g b k e f h i a j c

Eighth out of the
BtP Homburg

Marvin Chassman, who has been a winner each of the ten years since the puzzles started in 1997, wins his fifth choice of prize, a Whiter Shade of Pale tee-shirt (grey) b g j e h k l d f a c i

Last out of the
BtP Homburg

Richard Beck wins his seventh choice of prize, a Whiter Shade of Pale tee-shirt (blue)

g b e d l j k h f i c a

Many thanks to everyone who took part in this year's puzzles, specially those who were thoughtful enough to say what fun they'd had. Special thanks also to three people who sent in puzzles of their own devising, which we were not able to use.

Commiserations go to Arne Grue Jensen, Axel Leonhardt, Bert Saraco, Beverly Peyton, Bob Jaccino, Charlie Allison, Christina Hermansson, David Knight, David Pettit, Giancarlo Buletti, Heidi Widmer, Henrik Gttrup, Ian Berry, Ian Hockley, Jeff Vinter, Jeffrey Johnson, Jeremy Gilien, Jim Morin, Joey Barbosa, Mark Mott, Mike Cooper, Piotr Wlaz, Richard Moseley, Rod George, Solvej Hansen, Soren Hansen, Tancred Edwin and Tormod Ringvold, whose names remained in the BtP Homburg following the drawing of lots.

Further commiserations to a posse of competitors whose responses were 'differently correct' ... some of these errors were caused simply by failing to read the final instruction, which asked for a place, not a musician's name. One competitor sent the correct response, but declined to specify any prizes; others had seemingly just searched for a twelve-letter Procoler and hazarded the wrong birthplace Rochester as a result. Moved to clemency, we did put people into the hat who had added 'UK' or 'London' to the end of the place name, even though a one-word answer had been specified.

An overwhelming majority of players had figured out the right answer, Clapham: the punning 'cue applause' was of course intended to be their reassurance.

Now send in those 'real world' addresses!


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