As mentioned in my previous column, this month’s In the Margin is my last. Since the first In the Margin ran back in March 2009, I have written 70 columns and received over 950 competition entries. My favourite of all the puzzles I wrote was the ‘dead parrot’ clueless crossword that appeared in December 2013 and the most popular (based on number of entries) was the hypersudoku that appeared in November 2013. I have enjoyed this job immensely and had a great time while it lasted. However, all good things must come to an end and after seven years, it’s finally time for me to move on.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years in writing this column, especially the members of the Actuaries editorial committee, Katrina McFadyen and Nicole Sitosta at the Institute, and you, my dear readers, who have made this job worthwhile. As my parting gift to you, I leave you with one final puzzle. May it bring you as much joy as your well wishes and positive feedback have brought me.
Merry Christmas and goodbye
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
As this is my last column, no prize will be awarded this month. The solution to this puzzle can be found at the bottom of this page.
Who Are You? (Actuaries 204 Solution)
The solution to the pseudonym crossword given in Actuaries 204 is:
Five correct answers were submitted. The winner of the prize for this puzzle, selected randomly from among the correct entries, was Bronwyn Hardy, who will receive a $50 book voucher.
Drop by Sometime (Actuaries 205 Solution)
The solution to the drop quote puzzle given in Actuaries 205 is: Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read – Groucho Marx.
28 correct answers were submitted. The winner of prize for this puzzle, selected randomly from among the correct entries, was Sebastien Dunne, who will receive a $50 book voucher.
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish (Actuaries 206 Solution)
Here’s the solution to the sudoku puzzle above.
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