How Did You Know? - {day 1}


We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt, this time with a whole new format, and new prizes, so read on!

The new, updated rules: Every remaining day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge. Your job: come up with the answers and hold onto them! Why? Because on Monday, next week, you'll need them to solve a short puzzle. The first person to email in the correct answers and successfully show how you arrived at them (thus the title: How Did You Know?) wins a choice of any TWO t-shirts and book from our store. We're also doing something new from now on: in addition to the above, we'll be awarding a t-shirt to one random winner who has all the correct answers. So even if you're not the first one with the right answers, there's still a chance to wind up a winner on HDYK?

And remember, we're also giving away a really big, sa-weeet prize to any winning contestant who can defend the title three months in a row. Avery Dale, Ken Laskowski, Colin Utley, and Hayley Wells are our current champions and they're going for the trifecta this month. So let's see if someone can knock them out before they claim the big, mysterious trophy. (no, it's not a can of silly puddy, but good guess.) You can read about them here.

As with previous How Did You Know? posts, comments have been turned off, but I definitely encourage you to work in teams like our present champions did. Write your friends, send around each daily challenge, conspire, work together, whatever it takes to make sure you're armed with the right answers going into next Monday's puzzle.

Today we're playing Name That Writer, camouflage style. On the next page you'll find 5 hidden names, each the name of a well-known author or poet. Your job is to unearth the writers camouflaged by the other letters/words. Remember: the letters of each answer are in order from left to right. You just need to clear away the unneeded letters in the row in order to see the correct words. Be sure to use the clues provided under the puzzle to help you solve it.

See you back for your second challenge tomorrow...

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1. German Nobel Prize winner has something in common with Upton Sinclair

2. That which is lost, can be regained

3. Was the Pulitzer Prize fixed in the "˜60s?

4. Best-selling author has a thing for HH, but not the Haze woman's

5. A Canterbury Tale is said to have made an impact on this author