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Posted by Andy Brown on 11 October 2019
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September 2019 Newsletter Competition - Results/Answer
After the bumper response to the inaugural Wise Owl newsletter competition last month, disappointingly only 4 people managed to crack this month's word search. Out of these, the Wise Owl electronic sorting hat awarded Alex Wallace of Manchester Metropolitan University this month's £50 voucher.
After the Excel wizardry used to pick last month's winner, I resorted to tossing a coin twice in a row to pick this month's fortunate. For those interested in these things, Alex won by coming up heads twice.
The word search revealed 34 words to do with Excel:
DATEDIF is an undocumented function in Excel, but does work.
Filling these in gave this grid:
The final word search grid.
Reading across and down from left to right (just like Excel does when you loop over a collection of cells!) reveals the question:
The answer, of course, is The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, but I accepted any other book title submitted.