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Fake ad for Del Sur South American Market

Del Sur South American Market

Fake Ad June 2013

by Jay Forstner

posted 7/4/2013

We had a nice note from Diana Ellis this month! "I think I found the Fake Ad on page 48--the Ola! Dressing ad!" she wrote. "Every time I come back home for a visit, the first thing I do is dive into the stack of Observers my parents save for me ... I never make the deadline because I'm always reading them a couple months behind!"

Diana was one of 116 Fake Adders who found the ad for Del Sur South American Market in time. "It took me forever to figure out how you had worked last month's winner's name into it," wrote Rebecca Biber. "My first clue was the presence of Spanish words, but it wasn't until I elided 'vinegar' with 'ciao' that I saw 'Garcia' in the text. So clever, so maddeningly clever!"

Maddeningly clever? We like that a lot. Our winner this month was Janine Shahinian. "Shahinian," she wrote. "Come on, I double dare you." The gauntlet has been thrown down.

To enter this month's contest, find the Fake Ad in the July issue and follow the instructions in the box at the bottom of the Back Page. The Fake Ad always contains the name of last month's winner in some form.    (end of article)

[Originally published in July, 2013.]


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