Honestly... I must be getting old, or just way too busy! I made a mistake in the puzzle, but it is now fixed. If you couldn't make the words make sense, you are not losing your mind. I am.
I've added an example. This isn't as hard as I think some of you are trying to make it. I've probably explained it poorly.
This is a two-part contest, because the first part is quite easy. Anyone who solves the Laddergram will get a text link in the text of the post where I announce winners. The winner of the monthly banner will need to complete an extra task.
Are you familiar with Laddergrams? Answer the clues for each numbered space. Answer 2 is made from answer 1 with one letter removed, and the rest (usually) rearranged. Put the discarded letter in the left hand square. Answer 3 is made from answer 2 the same way. Put that discarded letter in the right hand square. Start over with clues 4-6, 7-9, etc. When you are done the discarded letters will vertically spell the answer to the puzzle.
The clue for this puzzle is "You hear a lot of this during March Madness."
You can enlarge the puzzle to make it easier to see if you right click and choose view image.
If you want to be in the running for the banner ad you must solve the puzzle (just a two word phrase), AND write a short essay using all 12 words from the numbered hints.
Submit the two word phrase and (if you want to be considered for the banner ad) a short essay to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight Eastern Daylight Time, Saturday, April 3.
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