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Want to turn your crossword skills into a coveted (for some reason) Bag o' Crap? Then welcome, intrepid cross-linguist, to Crapword Puzzle central! Here you can download the puzzle, follow along with the game, and voice your Huzzays of ecstasy and Dangits of defeat. We'll update it as we go, so check back often for the latest Crapword action highlights. 

If you haven't already, click on the image over there (or right here) to download the full PDF. We enjoy printing it out and completing it the old fashioned way, but you can also fill it out on your computer.

Make sure you format your emails per the guidelines listed in the PDF. We're using filters and rules and whatnot, so if you don't do it right, your email will vanish into the ether.

A quick note: clues will be showing up throughout the Woot-Off, but we like to sleep sometimes. So we might not get back to the winners RIGHT AWAY during the wee hours. Worry not -- we'll make sure everybody gets the crap they deserve.

Feel free to share your theories, semi-completed puzzles, and other ruminations right here on this comment thread. We'll keep you updated when prizes have been awarded and all that.

So sit back, have fun, and start pressing F5. It's the Crapword Puzzle!

The Rules: 

  • Follow along with the Woot-Off on Woot.com and look for clues in the product descriptions.
  • When you have an answer, email it to crapword@woot.com in the following format:
    • SUBJECT: 2-down: Kentucky’s capital
    • BODY: Frankfort  
  • The first two users to correctly answer the question receive a private link to a page where they can purchase a Bag o' Crap. These links will be unique to each winner.
  • You get one guess per question, so make it a good'un.
  • Answers are only eligible once the question has been posted. No early birds.
  • As always with the BOC, individuals are limited to one BOC per week. So, Crapworders: if you get one, you're done.

Updates: 

4/23 12:27am

Holy CRAP, we've already had 2 clues and 4 winners. We're going to keep the answers secret for now, but what do you think? Do you want to know what the winners answered, or keep guessing? We've never done one of these before. Does this help?: 

4/23 12:49am

Some answers to some already Frequently-Demanded Questions: 

  • You will only get a response if you are one of the winners. 
  • Capitalization doesn't matter
  • Clues are only on Woot.com, not any of the other sites
  • Not every product has a clue. (There are 76 clues total)
  • Your email signature won't mess anything up

4/23 2:57am

YAWN. It's time for the Crapword Puzzle moderation to take a much-needed snooze. The game goes on, but emails to the winners will wait until morning, as will updates to this post. Keep the guesses coming, ye brave night-owls. 

4/23 10:01 am

We're back! Thanks for the patience, ya'll. Emails going out to winners as we speak. 

4/23 10:41 am

All caught up. 

4/23 11:24 am

Uploaded a new PDF with editable text fields. Printerless Wooters rejoice! 

4/23 12:26pm

Sorry for the delay on 53-down. We had some mail issues that we wanted to make sure were smoothed out before we emailed the winners. 

4/24 1:50am

The game marches into Day Two, but Crapword managment is hitting the hay. Keep the guesses coming -- emails will go out to the winners in the morning. HINT: 100-across is definitely ZZZZzzzzzzZZZZzzzz

​4/24 10:30am

And we're back!

4/24 10:40 pm

hOLy CrAp!!! 

All 50 emails have been sent. Check your spam filters (turns out some don't like so much "crap"), congratulate yourself if you won, and weep bitter, crappy tears if you didn't. AND REMEMBER TO BUY YOUR CRAP PRONTO. IT WILL DISAPPEAR TOMORROW AT MIDNIGHT. joshobra, I'm looking at you. 

Thank you so much for everyone who played. Ya'll have been an awesome crew. I had a blast and I hope you did too.



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thumperchick


quality posts: 245 Private Messages thumperchick

This sounds like a giant PITA.
Good luck to those who play.

ETA: Says the girl who plays obsessively for a day and a half.

wootmeharder


quality posts: 11 Private Messages wootmeharder
thumperchick wrote:This sounds like a giant PITA.
Good luck to those who play.



Agreed. Actually, it's just marketing to drive up ad revenue by everyone clicking more times, since most of us ignore wootoff's now. I'm not going to waste my time dancing for you amazon, I'm going to sleep. You still suck now woot.

RebelTaz


quality posts: 8 Private Messages RebelTaz
thumperchick wrote:This sounds like a giant PITA.
Good luck to those who play.



I am SO with you on that!

shortman


quality posts: 56 Private Messages shortman

roachc420


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thumperchick wrote:This sounds like a giant PITA.
Good luck to those who play.



Agreed.

uplateanyway


quality posts: 0 Private Messages uplateanyway

I'd just go to sleep, but I can't; I'm UpLateAnyway!

TheBopster


quality posts: 3 Private Messages TheBopster

Not. Worth. The. Trouble.

joshobra


quality posts: 38 Private Messages joshobra

Man, these clues so far are awfully hard...

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uplateanyway


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I got the answer to 1-Across: It used to be better

W O O T

chrylis


quality posts: 0 Private Messages chrylis
uplateanyway wrote:I got the answer to 1-Across: It used to be better

W O O T



Did you get that confirmed from them, or are you just pretty sure? Because I figured "crap" also fits.

joshobra


quality posts: 38 Private Messages joshobra
uplateanyway wrote:I got the answer to 1-Across: It used to be better

W O O T



Is it? I put it as Crap.

For 20-Across: Das Otto? I put "TheEight" which I doubt is correct.. I have no idea what I'm doing.

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scarredwithstars


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If it was the first Basket of Cairn Terrier I ever got (about a year ago) I'd think about it. But Considering the ones I've gotten since then weren't even entertainingly bad. I'll check in tomorrow to see how the insomniacs fared.

silent7seven


quality posts: 12 Private Messages silent7seven
wootmeharder wrote:You still suck now woot.



You inadvertently answered 1 across: "It used to be better".

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We know the truth, but prefer lies
Lies are simple, simple is bliss
Why go against tradition when we can
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burns11


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For Das Otto I put Bismarck for Otto Von Bismarck

qwert1234514


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For the used to be better one, I put best. Good, better, best. Yeah?

silent7seven


quality posts: 12 Private Messages silent7seven
burns11 wrote:For Das Otto I put Bismarck for Otto Von Bismarck



But the crossword puzzle only allows five letters...

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And so we go, on with our lives
We know the truth, but prefer lies
Lies are simple, simple is bliss
Why go against tradition when we can
Admit defeat, live in decline

joshobra


quality posts: 38 Private Messages joshobra
burns11 wrote:For Das Otto I put Bismarck for Otto Von Bismarck



Hmm.. that actually might be right..

Geez, I've always hated crossword puzzles. It's either you know it or you don't.

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scarredwithstars


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I don't know why I'm so cranky tonight.

burns11


quality posts: 1 Private Messages burns11
silent7seven wrote:But the crossword puzzle only allows five letters...



Count again, 20 across is 8 letters

annwat


quality posts: 5 Private Messages annwat

will we know when each clue has been answered correctly by two/more lemmings or is that part of this game, to keep us all in the dark during the whole woot-off?

salockwood


quality posts: 5 Private Messages salockwood

I thought about it for a half a second and realized...screw this!

This space for rent.

marktendler


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silent7seven wrote:But the crossword puzzle only allows five letters...




umm.. which crossword puzzle are you looking at. I see 8 spots for
20-across

qwert1234514


quality posts: 0 Private Messages qwert1234514

The chart is a great idea!

silent7seven


quality posts: 12 Private Messages silent7seven
burns11 wrote:Count again, 20 across is 8 letters



Obviously too late in the evening for me to attempt this puzzle. Yeesh. I'm out.

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And so we go, on with our lives
We know the truth, but prefer lies
Lies are simple, simple is bliss
Why go against tradition when we can
Admit defeat, live in decline

Gatzby


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annwat wrote:will we know when each clue has been answered correctly by two/more lemmings or is that part of this game, to keep us all in the dark during the whole woot-off?



The Wootbot post has been updated with an answer to your question. =)

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burns11


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Gatzby wrote:The Wootbot post has been updated with an answer to your question. =)



It'd be nice if the system responded even if we didn't "win", with incorrect, too late, etc.

erynsmith


quality posts: 1 Private Messages erynsmith

Do we know if we are getting a confirmation of a correct answer right away? I have submitted an answer for both but no reply. Lets try and be less insulting and more constructive. I would like to figure it out.

Let us know if you got any response, right or wrong.

marktendler


quality posts: 1 Private Messages marktendler
Gatzby wrote:The Wootbot post has been updated with an answer to your question. =)



are we going to get the answers to the puzzles that have 2 winners?

HaxRomana


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burns11 wrote:It'd be nice if the system responded even if we didn't "win", with incorrect, too late, etc.




For real. If I'm right about the answer to 2 that is some seriously arcane trivia AND a pun and I would like a pat on the back for being clever at 1:30 in the morning, please. Hmph!

Edit: Semi-joking aside, it's really tough to do a crossword when you don't know anything about the constructor and their style. Letting us know if we're right even if we aren't the fastest responders would really help.

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burns11


quality posts: 1 Private Messages burns11
erynsmith wrote:Do we know if we are getting a confirmation of a correct answer right away? I have submitted an answer for both but no reply. Lets try and be less insulting and more constructive. I would like to figure it out.

Let us know if you got any response, right or wrong.



Since you can only win once, one would think it'd be right away.

alexxxz


quality posts: 3 Private Messages alexxxz

No clue for this woot item?

annwat


quality posts: 5 Private Messages annwat

in response to the wootbot posting - yes, i would like to see the correct answer.

and i agree with burns11 - it would also be nice to get some sort of feedback from our email.

scarredwithstars


quality posts: 3 Private Messages scarredwithstars
erynsmith wrote:Do we know if we are getting a confirmation of a correct answer right away? I have submitted an answer for both but no reply. Lets try and be less insulting and more constructive. I would like to figure it out.

Let us know if you got any response, right or wrong.



Based on the blog post, I wouldn't expect one. It's all based on rules and filters in their email. Even the winners might not get notified until tomorrow.

erynsmith


quality posts: 1 Private Messages erynsmith
marktendler wrote:are we going to get the answers to the puzzles that have 2 winners?



I agree, we should get the answers. Lets not wait for wootbot to tell us and instead if you got them right let us know what you had

cosmotherobot


quality posts: 1 Private Messages cosmotherobot

wootbot - we demand the answers!

erynsmith


quality posts: 1 Private Messages erynsmith

is it just me, what is the 3rd clue, or is there not a clue on every item?

Cause this item says

"Wait, dude: you mean I don't HAVE to rest my camera on a pile of beer cans?"

where the clues were

jnail


quality posts: 2 Private Messages jnail

Good luck! I'm going to bed....

xxtermin8rxxx


quality posts: 3 Private Messages xxtermin8rxxx
silent7seven wrote:You inadvertently answered 1 across: "It used to be better".



Made that joke already :P

joshobra


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erynsmith wrote:is it just me, what is the 3rd clue, or is there not a clue on every item?

Cause this item says

"Wait, dude: you mean I don't HAVE to rest my camera on a pile of beer cans?"

where the clues were



Don't think there's a clue on that one.

But no worries though, there will be 76 clues total. Whoop-te-do.

POSSIBLY THE BEST BoC THREAD EVER. (With a story!~)
O-M-G! That Squirrel stole my Bag of Crap!