Who is XXX?

Back in 2005, the AMS published the following blurb:

“The MR Author Database contains many interesting names, for example pseudonyms, one of which is Tom Odda. Another is XXX, the author of one paper in the database.”

Proof of this as shown below:

“Do you have information about who XXX is? Send your documented answer to mrcontest@ams.org by September 1, 2005. Our author identification staff will assess the validity of the answers and choose a correct one–we don’t know the answer, or it would be in the database already. All correct answers will be entered into a drawing for a $25 AMS gift certificate. XXX him/herself is an automatic winner.”

Does anyone know if this was ever settled? Did the AMS publish something about this after 2005?

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