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Weekend Genius Challenge #19 Winner!


We loved all the entries we received for our "We LUV It!" Weekend Genius Challenge #19... To recap, in the Valentine's Day spirit, we asked for readers to chime in with a word that included the letter sequence "LUV," looking for one that matched our preselected word.

Answers ranged from the lengthy ("astronomicodiluvian") to the not-so-lengthy ("helluva") and even the confusing ("uvula," in which the "LUV" sequence is all mixed up). But one entry did match ours, and that was from Mary Ann, who came up with "pluviometer," which is just a fancy name for a rain gauge. Congratulations, Mary Ann! We'll contact you via email soon.

Keep an eye out for WGC #20, which should appear any minute now...