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The Rules

There aren't too many

What you get:

What? You want more than just the thrill of online wordplay? Well, just to up the ante, we are offering a reward for your hearty efforts.

Every biweekly contest will have 3 prizes of a book of your choice from The Atlantic Store, for the entries we think are wittiest and most original (i.e., the entries that make us fall down laughing hardest).

What you have to do:

In each contest, e-mail your entry to puzzles@theatlantic.com. Multiple entries are acceptable, but please send them in a single e-mail. Please provide your screen name in the text of the e-mail. As winners will be publicly acclaimed, you may want to include your real name, too.

Every two weeks we'll close one contest and immediately open the next. There will ALWAYS be a game to play in this corner. One week after each contest's closing date, we'll post the winners, runners-up, and any other noteworthy nuttiness that you inject into the games.

The contests are not open to employees of The Atlantic Monthly and their immediate families. Employees of America Online, Applied Graphics Technologies, and their immediate families are also not eligible. Sorry!

Introduction to Word Games

Meet your hosts, Cox & Rathvon

Enter the current Word Games contest .

Check results of the most recent contest

Archive of past Word Games

Join in the message board fun

Suggest a contest for your fellow wordplay lovers. If we can use or adapt your idea, we'll bestow upon you any book from The Atlantic Store.

All entries submitted become the property of Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon. For more information, please e-mail the Word Games WWW guy.

--EC and HR

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