The Clues appeared 12:01 AM, Eastern Standard
The Game concluded, Midnight, April 1st, 2003.
All past, present,
and future Cliff Johnson games for the
rest of his life.
And the book Mysterious Stranger, autographed by both DB and CJ.
of the planet Earth is eligible.)
(Extraterrestrials win automatically with
proof of birthplace.)
(And I mean solid evidence. Not some pie
plate thrown in the air.)
In the 24-hour period
of April Fool’s Day, 2003, there
were 1,762 unique vistors who eyed the
opening page, 407 people who tackled the
close-up clues, 144 people who viewed
all seven print pages, and 19 people who
sent in the correct answer.
7 people successfully
solved the map and successfully placed
all the correct words in the correct places
but were stumped by the final “aha!”
They wrote in to say “I hate you.”