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Redmond, WA, United States, 2009/06/05 - Puzzazz, the popular internet puzzle site, announced today that it has launched a new class of web-based puzzles on Twitter, the fast growing social networking site - Puzzazz.com.
To get the puzzles, Twitter users simply follow Puzzazz on Twitter and the puzzles appear in their Twitter stream, the list of tweets from all the people they follow. The puzzles are "successive reveal" puzzles, which consist of a series of clues. The more clues you have, the easier the puzzle is. Followers compete to solve the puzzles first and the first person to solve each puzzle is designated the winner and immortalized forever on the puzzle's page on Puzzazz.com. To keep everybody happy, other solvers can still visit the puzzle's page to verify their answer or get additional clues.
The Twitter puzzles are a mix of different puzzles, ranging from Hangman Trivia to What Goes With? puzzles and everything in between.
The Puzzazz Daily Puzzles, a staple of the site, will continue, as will the larger Sunday puzzles and the once-a-month super-sized puzzles. Solvers can get the daily puzzles by visiting the site, through email or through a feed reader.
Q & A
What's a Twitter puzzle?
A Twitter puzzle is a puzzle revealed as a series of clues on Twitter. Follow Puzzazz on Twitter to get the clues. The puzzle gets easier the more clues are revealed. If you're the first person to solve the puzzle, Puzzazz will publicly congratulate you and your handle will be listed on the puzzle page on the website.
How do I get the puzzles?
Follow Puzzazz on Twitter (click on the "Puzzazz on Twitter" link on Puzzazz.com, then click the Follow button).
What do I need to solve Puzzazz puzzles?
Puzzazz puzzles are "pencil and paper" puzzles, meaning that they can be solved with just your brain, along with a pencil and paper (or a computer screen and a keyboard). You don't need scissors, glue, or fancy gadgets.
How do I submit a solution?
Every Puzzazz puzzle includes a form for submitting the answer. The answer to a Twitter puzzle may also be tweeted directly using any Twitter client. The first person to tweet the correct solution wins and gets their handle listed on the puzzle page.
How hard are the Twitter puzzles on Puzzazz?
Twitter puzzles get easier as clues are revealed. At the beginning, they can be quite hard. At the end, they're pretty easy. Most Twitter puzzles are solved somewhere in the middle.
What does Puzzazz mean?
Puzzazz is a made-up word -- a portmanteau of puzzle (a baffling problem to test your ingenuity) and pizzazz (the quality of being exciting or attractive).
Puzzazz (puzzazz.com), founded in 2008 by puzzle master Roy Leban, is one of the few puzzle sites on the web where every puzzle is hand-crafted. Roy's puzzles have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, GAMES magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and in newspapers, books, and puzzle collections around the world. He has constructed thousands of puzzles ranging from crosswords to cryptograms to logic puzzles. His recent puzzle book Who-doku: Sudoku with Personality can be found at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local bookstore. twitter.com/Puzzazz
In the world of software, Roy has more than twenty years experience defining, designing, architecting, managing, and building highly usable and highly scalable software and technology-based systems. He has shipped more than twenty commercial products and services, including groundbreaking products in desktop productivity, early tablet computers, and web publishing.
The Puzzazz.com website and all puzzles and content on Puzzazz.com, except where explicitly stated otherwise, are © Copyright 2008-2009 by Puzzazz. All rights reserved. Puzzazz and the Puzzazz logo are trademarks of Puzzazz. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.