1. So Paulie, what was the title of last night's episode? I really thought that his room number looked like a dollar amount and not a room number, so my money is on that, but it could easily be misdirection. I totally missed any explanation of the clues and the contest, so I had no idea there is only 1 clue per episode. THanks Paulie.

2. Here's what I've seen. The tax form at the "intro" of the show was all different views of a 1040. So, I'm completely discounting that.

Numbers to pay attention to:
Population on town sign
Elevation on town sign (same number, one digit missing)
Room number on entrance
Room number on exit
11:00pm - Time on watch when power goes out
Anything from fax pages
9:15pm (the time the whole town gets busy)
\$2 - \$20 - cost of a slow dance at Sloman's
4 hours - the time someone will live in DV (mentioned twice)
\$10 - cost of a tow of his car to Joe's

I'm sure there are more, those are the ones I caught on the first viewing.

Other things to pay attention to:

The fact that there's an East Wing and West Wing in the hotel, and that the North Wing is completely OFF LIMITS.

I can't think of anything else right now, though.

3. The title of the episode was "The Amount". I think you're supposed to determine exactly how much was stolen from the safe at the beginning. I think the number on the door is an excellent hint.

I went out to the web site and read the rules. There is exactly one Weekly Clue, and all the hints in a given episode point towards that clue. In the final episode, there are two clues, including *gasp* The Final Clue. Once the Final Clue has been revealed, they open up The Entry Window. You have to then figure out The Final Solve, and whoever is the first to "enter" (presumably some web site or something) with the answer to The Final Solve is declared the winner.

BTW, I think I know the amount.

4. \$1.2 million, or maybe \$1,025,000 - the amount that Regis Philbin said the Millionaire contestant was playing for, Paulie? Enough that the casino operator would bother to take it, not enough to amount to a significant portion of the parent company's holdings. Ha, corporate controlled group issues, now that I know.

Millionaire and Alias, don't think it's just a blatent ABC plug.

5. you've seen this site, guys?

http://www.versailles-casino.com/

Arlene Golant, big winner of the week.

6. there are also sites set up for www.pushtimes.com
www.pushchamber.com
and a bunch of other strange websites which appear to be set up by the producers of the show.

Here's a fan site with tons of info, this guy has been busy: http://www.geocities.com/dnbmathguy/pushnv.html

7. and here is what Paulie was talking about re: 1 clue per week, and they are going to re-air the premier on Thursday and highlight the one clue of Ep 1 with graphics? Hmm, sounds like they are spoonfeeding it, will become more of a game of chance than skill I guess.

ABC Television Network
PRESS RELEASE - ENTERTAINMENT - PUSH, NEVADA GAME RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 19 REBROADCAST OF NEW ABC MYSTERY SERIES "PUSH, NEVADA" WILL REVEAL EXAMPLES OF HOW TO LOOK FOR HINTS TO PLAY THE "PUSH, NEVADA" GAME

QUICK TAKE
Viewers can find out how to spot hints and figure out clues for the "Push, Nevada" game when the premiere episode of ABC's new mystery series is rebroadcast THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). The rebroadcast, which will identify the hints through the use of graphics, will also feature an all-new intro by the creators of the series, Ben Affleck and Sean Bailey, discussing the "Push, Nevada" game, a contest with a cash prize of more than \$1 million.

Rules for playing the "Push, Nevada" game will be posted next week on abc.com. Each episode of the series will give hints pointing to a weekly clue in the game. Viewers correctly deducing all the game clues will be equipped with the information needed to unlock the puzzle to try to win the \$1 million plus prize.

"Push, Nevada" stars Derek Cecil as Jim Prufrock and Scarlett Chorvat as Mary. Recurring stars are Liz Vassey as Dawn, Eric Allan Kramer as Sheriff Gaines, Melora Walters as Grace and Raymond J. Barry as Sloman.

8. i taped the first episode, but haven't watched it yet...
i bore easily... and from what you guys have said, i worry about falling asleep mid-clue

i'm also ticked that i set both my vcrs (yeah, blast from the past for you cool kids with tivo, huh?!) and mis-entered the info... so i didn't get to watch "8 rules to dating my teenage daughter" or whatever the hell that long name is. i'd actually been looking forward to it... but i also wanted to watch "that 70s show".

all i know is at this point, there are WAY too many shows for me on tuesday. and when buffy starts up next week, i'm screwed.

9. They've indicated that the first episode will provide an illustrative example of how the clues are supposed to work. The clues in Episodes 2 through 12 are not as easy, I guess.

And, yes, I think the WWTBAM reference at the end, coupled with the room number, is the key.

As for pushtimes.com, that was on the microfiche he was looking at near the end of the show. I'm surprised they posted the URL on the web site, actually, since it was an obvious clue in the show.

10. Well, they're saying \$1.2 million, but I would have to believe it would be a more exact amount than that they're looking for.

I forgot the "sunset" clue, too. 7:00pm, which is exactly 11-1/2 minutes after sunset (which would then be 6:48:30).

Which room number are you referring to, Paulie? The one where he walks in, or where he walks out? They're two different numbers.