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     It should actually be:

                      by Richard Karsmakers

 The reason for me writing this article is very simple: I want to
prevent people from getting awfully frustrated.
 Please let me explain.
 In  Issue #4 of the British disk magazine "Maggie" (made by  The
Lost  Boys,  as some of you may know - full review of an  earlier
issue in ST NEWS Volume 5 Issue 2), there is a hidden article.
 This  article  is  only accessible  to  those  who  successfully
complete its hidden article quest, i.e. a load of things you have
to do before you can lay eyes on them.
 The master editor,  Michael Schussler,  has taken the liberty to
duplicate  one of his English school lessons,  which  the  hidden
article quester will have to fill in without making any faults. I
am  left slightly abashed by what this has to do with  computers,
but that's not important.
 The  quest  would,  of course,  be very easy to  those  speaking
English - were it not for the fact that one of the words you have
to  type in has to be typed in SPELLED WRONGLY.  If you write  it
down correctly, you will fail the quest.
 Tut tut, Sammy Jo!

 So that's why I will hereby give the solution; The Solution.

The first part:                    The second part:

1 D                                1 make
2 B                                2 of
3 A                                3 deal
4 B                                4 all
5 C                                5 to
6 D                                6 in
7 C                                7 by
8 C                                8 same
9 D                                9 that
10 B                               10 those
11 B                               11 in
12 A                               12 the
13 B                               13 to
14 C                               14 off (!)
15 A                               15 as
16 B                               16 of
17 D                               17 of

 In the second part,  the 14th question,  you have to type  'off'
whereas the real answer should be 'of'. Bummer!
 Well,  once you've gone through this,  you can select one of two
hidden articles.  Of course,  these hidden articles are extremely
perverted like they should be.
 Unfortunately,  you have to go through the whole quest twice  if
you want to read both articles.

 Well.  That's  it.  I hope to have saved some nerves  with  this
tiniest of contributions to this special Convention Issue.

P.S. I  decided not to write a review because I am hardly  likely
     to be objective enough.  This particular issue has  included
     some major reprogramming - and,  hence,  a lot of bugs  have
     appeared.  I  will  write to Michael and tell  them  to  him
     personally  rather than splattering them wide open all  over
     these pages.

The text of the articles is identical to the originals like they appeared in old ST NEWS issues. Please take into consideration that the author(s) was (were) a lot younger and less responsible back then. So bad jokes, bad English, youthful arrogance, insults, bravura, over-crediting and tastelessness should be taken with at least a grain of salt. Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated. Due to the fact that these pages are not actually contained in an Atari executable here, references to scroll texts, featured demo screens and hidden articles may also be irrelevant.