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Contest: Crisscross Relay

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You must endure three rounds of crisscross puzzles to find out how to enter this contest! In each puzzle, you’re given a list of words which you must fit into the crisscross, reading left to right and top to bottom. The letters in the shaded cells will help you obtain an answer to that crisscross, which will enable you to progress further in the relay.

Round 1: The Missing Word
A word that goes in the highlighted space is missing from the word list! This missing word is your answer.
AXLE AMICI
DEWS ASTER
EDGE ESTOP
EURO INTRO
NEXT LYRIC
ONTO NONET
SPAT PSALM
TALC RERAN
     SCREW
     TERSE

Round 2: The Scrambled Word
When you have an answer to Round 1, go to https://sites.google.com/view/crisscrossrelay-ANSWER/home, replacing ANSWER with the answer. If done correctly, a website will appear with a list of words you will need to use in the grid below. When you’re done, a word will be spelled by the letters in the highlighted spaces, but they won’t be in order; you must rearrange the letters to spell a word.

Round 3: The Trivia
When you have an answer to Round 2, go to https://sites.google.com/view/crisscrossrelay-ANSWER/home, replacing ANSWER with the answer. If done correctly, a website will appear with a list of words you will need to use in the grid below. When you’re done, the letters in the highlighted spaces, in order from left to right starting with the top row, will spell a trivia clue. When you have an answer to the trivia clue, go to https://sites.google.com/view/crisscrossrelay-ANSWER/home, replacing ANSWER with the answer (removing spaces if the answer is more than one word). If done correctly, a website will appear with information on how you can enter this contest!

When you have obtained instructions on how to enter this contest, send your entry to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com before 11:59 PM Central time on April 11, 2021. Due to prize budget cuts, I've decided to ship two random white elephant items which I already have rather than buy a prize:
* A new in shrink (albeit with a tear in the shrink; when or how it got there, I don't know) copy of the board game Progress: Evolution of Technology.
* A copy of All About the States: Search-a-Word Puzzles, originally purchased on Amazon because I was a single cent away from free shipping on something else.

Additionally, for every entry in the contest, I will donate $0.50 to the Food Bank of West Central Texas, up to a maximum of $50, so surviving the relay will help feed hungry people. Yappy solving!

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