January 2009 Puzzle Solution

If you find the obvious typo in each url and take the wrong letters, they spell out MAKE US SMALLER. The popular way to make urls smaller is to go to tinyurl.com, where long urls get shortened to http:/tinyurl.com/?, the question mark referring to some combination of letters and numbers. If you type in the urls from this puzzle, with the typos fixed, you get tiny urls with only letters, as follows:

  • http://tinyurl.com/the
  • http://tinyurl.com/url
  • http://tinyurl.com/with
  • http://tinyurl.com/the
  • http://tinyurl.com/ans
  • http://tinyurl.com/wer
  • http://tinyurl.com/has
  • http://tinyurl.com/the
  • http://tinyurl.com/tin
  • http://tinyurl.com/y
  • http://tinyurl.com/url
  • http://tinyurl.com/thin
  • http://tinyurl.com/kies

String those together, and you get: the url with the answer has the tiny url thinkies. If you then type http://tinyurl.com/thinkies into your browser, you are taken to a web page that tells you this puzzle's answer: Obama44.

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