In October’s Table Talk contest, clue 17 is out of alphabetical order. Its answer comes between answers 14 and 15 alphabetically.

Also, some solvers have pointed out that, for several answers, there is more than one way to parse them. That is, different combinations of elements may be used, but you will still arrive at the intended clue answer (but your final total will be different). In light of this, we will honor ANY contest submission that contains a valid solution to the puzzle. If you submit a final number as the contest solution that differs from our intended solution but is still arrived at in a valid way, it will be accepted as correct.