I have to say, the blog won by cheating. That wasn't a hint. It was an obstacle. Throwing people off in a further direction than they would have guessed without any hint at all.I did specify that the hint was not straightforward to keep people from focusing solely on the year 2000, and a commenter even posted the MJM # that should have led at least one person to 1996. Call it what you will, but I think classifying a cryptic hint as "cheating" is a tad harsh.
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