Bonnie is thrilled that LeAnn has been solving 'Rungs', and has actually sent in a solution. As so often seems to happen, particularly with a puzzle like 'Rungs', alternate answers can be discovered; such was the case in this instance. First, Bonnie's answer, and then LeAnn's.
Congratulations to LeAnn; stop by and say hi to her.
I am standing in as guest puzzler this week; Bonnie has been more than ordinarily busy, and has also discovered a new, favorite type of puzzle: you may have seen it in USA Today or the new, larger version of TV Guide (free subscriptions appreciated!) - it's called Sudoku; Bonnie says she has heard mention of them on tv, and thoroughly enjoys them, so nothing will do but that I sit down and teach myself to construct them, so that Bonnie will have a continual supply of them.
After I had managed to construct a few, a thought occurred to me - I could personalize these puzzles for J-landers by placing a name in the puzzle grid and adding a little anagram that refers to the person in some way. I am beginning with visitors to our journal, in no particular order; if you are reading, you will eventually see a puzzle devoted to you.
This inaugural puzzle is dedicated to someone who is undergoing surgery - Bonnie and I wish her the best of luck and a speedy recovery.
This is the way the puzzle is solved: each row, column, and block of nine small boxes must contain one each of the nine listed letters. When solved, the puzzle will contain a J-lander's first name. For extra points, you may solve the anagram - in this case, the person's first name and the name of her journal.
I hope I have explained this clearly; if not, send us an email with any questions and we'll be happy to clarify. My chief consultant, official tester and rater gives this puzzle a rating of 5.
Happy solving and may the coming week bring you the best.