WN: You never went back to the puzzle to see if he actually did what you discussed and to see if you could solve it?
Scheidt: No.
(WIRED Interview, 01/21/05)

Why not?

Unless he’s lying, why wouldn’t he give it a try.  He must be made of different stuff than me, the temptation would be too strong and at some point I’d pop online and try it out…

I guess he didn’t really need to since when Jim Gillogly and David Stein came out with their solutions, he’d not have to do much at all.

Still, once again, why not.

He didn’t even say, oh yeah, I looked at it.

Just: no.

That’s weird.