Try our NYE #sophoscrossword and win a T-shirt!

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Are you working over the New Year?

Or are you relaxing?

Or are you doing a little bit of both?

Whatever you're up to, but especially if you're on year-end sysadmin or tech support duty while everyone else is at the beach/snow/pub, here's a bit of fun that nevertheless counts as real work. (But don't quote us on that!)

Presenting the Sophos Naked Security NYE crossword for 2013.

We're offering two prizes, just to add a tiny competitive edge to things.

There's a T-shirt for the for the first correct solution received, and a T-shirt for a randomly selected winner from the rest of the correct answers received before the end of 2014-01-05Z.

→ If you're not familiar with RFC 3339 (Date and Time on the Internet: Timestamps), that means you have until the last second of the coming Sunday, 05 January 2014, UK time, to get in the running for a shirt.

If you get stuck, try a search engine; if you're still stuck after that, try following and asking around on the hashtag #sophoscrossword on Twitter.

You are also welcome to email us for hints on if you don't use Twitter, or if you simply want to keep your hints to yourself.

To go into the prize draw, just take a screenshot when you have finished the puzzle, and email it to us.

We'll only use your email address to contact you if you win.

Good luck with your puzzling, and, from the Naked Security team, Happy New Year!

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6 Responses to Try our NYE #sophoscrossword and win a T-shirt!

  1. Owen · 645 days ago

    I'm not nearly smart enough to complete this cross word!

    Please can you do a Sophos merch shop so I can buy your cool stuff!

    • Paul Ducklin · 644 days ago

      Several people have asked that...I'm going to take it up with the rest of the team in the New Year. Maybe we should do mugs as well :-)

  2. roy jones jr · 638 days ago

    I tried to do the puzzle Paul. I really did. But I never mined a Bitcoin, and I don't know discrete mathematics. I'm just a regular carbon based lifeform.

    Is there any other way to get the shirt?

    • rakso75 · 638 days ago

      I finished the puzzle... and I have never mined a bitcoin. Just use google, find wiki's or procedures that explain Bitcoin to beginners and you will find the answer (it might take a while ;). Or in other words, just look for the theory, and you will find the answer. Same for discrete mathematics.

      • roy jones jr · 606 days ago

        Well I don't have 2 lifetimes to learn theorized mathematics either.

        I'm looking forward to buying the shirt.

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Paul Ducklin is a passionate security proselytiser. (That's like an evangelist, but more so!) He lives and breathes computer security, and would be happy for you to do so, too. Paul won the inaugural AusCERT Director's Award for Individual Excellence in Computer Security in 2009. Follow him on Twitter: @duckblog