Contest Rules:

1. No purchase necessary to enter or win. One entry per week per person only. Duplicate entries will be disregarded.

2. Contest begins April 9, 2007 and runs for 12 weeks, with a new contest each week. A contest week is Monday through Saturday.

3. Each completed PUZZLE entry must be received 12 days from the beginning of each PUZZLE contest to be considered for the prize drawing. The week’s drawing will be on the second Friday afternoon following the start of each contest at 4:00PM. [See contest schedule below].

4. One or more WORDS will appear in ads scattered throughout Lincoln Daily News each day during each contest period, with 1 word per ad. These WORDS and their crossword locations will remain in the ads in the LDN archives for online access anytime. Persons who don’t have access to the internet at home or work can gain access to Lincoln Daily at any public internet site such as the Lincoln Public Library, Panera in Springfield or Bloomington, etc.

5. Each contestant should print out the current contest PUZZLE, fill in their Name, Address and phone number, and gather the WORDS from ads appearing during the contest week.

6. Completed entries may be submitted via mail, in person at LDN, or dropped in the CCAonline payment drop box on Kickapoo St.

7. One entry will be drawn each week from all the CORRECT entries submitted.

8. One $50 Thornton’s gas card prize will be given away each week for twelve weeks.

9. The name of weekly winner will be randomly selected from all the entries. The winning entry must have correctly completed the crossword PUZZLE with correct answers from all six days of contest week. The method of drawing for the prizes will be the sole and final decision of the staff of Lincoln Daily

10. Employees of Lincoln Daily News and their immediate families are not eligible to win.

11. Name, address and phone number must be included with entry.

12. Participation is limited to persons eighteen (18) or older who are residents of the State of Illinois.

13. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Taxes applicable to the prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners.

14. Puzzle WORDS, the Ad in which the WORDS appear, and the design of each week’s PUZZLE will be selected by The LDN staff.

15. Winners will be notified by phone. Also, winners’ names will be published on the Monday following the drawing for that week’s contest.