The prize, a ginyoowine glass boot (actual height ~6.5?, and freshly sanitized, since I’m not sure how they were packed on their way to Nashville) goes to Dave Malcolm for getting the correct message posted first. Wow, the most non-spam comments ever for a blog entry! (Sad, I know.) Honorary mentions definitely should go to Dave Jones and Toshio for funniest comment — although I am surprised, or maybe relieved, that more people didn’t use the opportunity to lambast my crummy attempt at puzzle-making — and to Gabriel for using /usr/share/dict/words (or at least admitting he did).
Note to self: In any future contest, remember to limit the potential personal cost by restricting the geographic area for entries. According to this comment, Kevin Kofler could have sent me to the poor house. Oh, and Dave, you’ll need to send me your address information!