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%% AR Contest                                       by  David Tiberio  %%
%% Enter and Win!             %%


     The Amiga Report contest is still going on, and it is not too
 late to enter. This ongoing monthly contest allows Amiga Report
 readers a chance to win software by either solving a puzzle or by
 entering a random drawing.

     The prize this month is the Amiga/Toaster Reference Manual v2.221,
 from Area52. This is a 1,000 page help system for the Amiga and Video
 Toaster, covering the Workbench, AmigaDOS, Lightwave, and more ($34.95).
     The second prize choice is the FutureShock audio CDROM,  which was
 produced using Amiga computers by SideWinder. There are some Sidewinder
 music modules on Aminet that you may want to look at for a sample of
 the audio CD ($12.95).
     Previously we have offered the ARexx Reference Disk by Merrill
 Callaway, which was awarded to a previous winner. Contact Whitestone
 for more information (505) 268-0678.

     All monthly contests end on the morning of the first of the
 following month. Any entries beyond this date will be entered into the
 next contest.


     To enter the random drawing, select a number from 1 to 262,144
 and send it to me at one of my addresses listed below, either by
 the postal service or email through the Internet.
     Also, you may enter by solving the following puzzle. The winner
 of this puzzle will be decided within the same time frame as the
 random prize, to allow the contest information to filter through the
 networks, and to allow your letters and postcards to come in.


     Since people complained that the first contest was too hard, and
 that the second was too easy, I made one that anyone can solve with
 a little thought. Once you get some of it decoded you will be able
 to solve it with ease ::heh heh::!

         Decrypt the following encoded message: 17851 47932

         Each location in the code represents one character in the
     ASCII character set from A to Z. Also provide your method of
     obtaining the answer.


     To enter, simply let your fingers do the talking and write an
 email and send it to You MUST put
 the word CONTEST in the subject line of the email header! Otherwise
 you run the risk of having your email deleted (don't ask, it is a
 long story!) or send a post card or letter to:

     Amiga Report Contest
     c/o David Tiberio
     6 Lodge Lane
     East Setauket, NY 11733

     Is it possible to win via snail mail? You might think that your
 chances of winning are better by entering in email (much faster of
 course), but last month's winner send in a letter that arrived the
 day before his winning number was drawn!

     In your letter or email, please provide the following:

     Your full name and address. Please keep in mind that many of
 you may have addresses that I am not accustomed to, so please include
 your country or any other information that I would need in case you
 win. An email address should also be included, if possible.

    You must also include a brief one sentence overview of the editorial
 in this issue of AMiga Report. Just to make sure you are reading it. :)
 You must also include the issue number. For example, if you read this in
 AR213, then include that in your correspondance. Also, a prize winner
 will be determined by a random number generator. Choose a number from
 1 to 262,144. The closest winner or winners to the randomly generated
 number will receive the prize in the mail. Anyone who does not provide
 a number will have one assigned to him randomly.

     All prizes will be mailed within one week after I get my hands on
 the published version of AmigaReport. I am doing this for a few reasons.
 First, every winner so far has given the correct puzzle solution before
 I have received the editon of AmigaReport that announced it. :)
 Second, I don't like to go to the post office every day if I can avoid
 it. Third, you never know when someone's power supply might blow up
 (right Mr. Editor?!).


 1. In the evnt that the editor's power supply fries, the contest for
    that month will have its deadline postponed to a later date, to be
    announced. Any contest entries for the random drawing will be added
    to the next month's drawing, to be held once per month near the
    beginning of the month.

 2. All prizes are donated. I cannot be held responsible for any damage
    caused by a prize. For example, if you leave your prize on the
    stairs and your grandmother slips on it, I will not pay her medical

 3. We are not doing this for any profit, and cannot be held responsible
    if we go out of business or are otherwise financially unable to give
    you anything! We are actively looking for submissions from other
    software authors.

 4. Good things come to those who read the rules and regulations! Here
    is a tip to help you win: every problem is a trick problem, or gives
    you clues that are not part of the problem itself. Read the whole
    entire contest entry looking for clues. And read my other articles
    for more clues. I give some very obvious clues :).

 5. If for any circumstance you are awarded a prize but do not receive
    it, contact me at (516) 476-1615. I will promptly attend to any
    mistakes that have been made.

 6. These rules are subject to change at any time without warning!


     DISCLAIMER: This contest is being provided as a service to the
     Amiga community and all persons involved in running this contest
     cannot be held liable for anything that costs you money or
     lifetime pain and anguish. Rules are subject to change. All entries
     must be received by whenever TBA. Any entries beyond this date
     will be entered into the next contest, if any.


     Odds of winning are approximately 1:50 for the random drawing and
 1:15 for the correct answer to the puzzle, based upon current entries.

     SPECIAL THANKS to SideWinder for donating the Future Shock albums
 for inclusion in our contest, along with Merrill Callaway for his ARexx
 Reference Disk!