Well only 10k people could be right? It's a big country. I really think the time the google server was set at determined your time stamp. I finished at 1:09 EST, but others said they finished later than that and did get a finalist spot. I know I met all the rule requirements so that's not why I didn't make it. So the time on my server was set fast, can't fight city hall or google, so what :) I didn't loose anything. It was fun playing. I love the puzzles, but I'm not sure if I ever want to see a soduko puzzle again. (If you solved the last one on the quest you SO know what I'm talking about.) I miss the thrill though :)
How ironic this came out the same day!