Happy Birthday, 51-Across!

by 51-Across's 6-Across

This "early-week level" 14x14 puzzle was constructed to honor a special personal occasion in the life of its honoree, who was photographed last year while whale-watching with its author (see right side).

Click here to view or download the puzzle in PDF format; here to download it as a puz file; here to download it as an ipuz file [requires the free Puzzazz app to solve]; here to solve the puzzle interactively (thanks to Jim Horne); and here for the solution. Thanks to Noam Elkies, Michael Hanko, and Martin Herbach for test solving and invaluable suggestions on short notice, and to certain family members (click here and here for their own special puzzles) who provided additional assistance.

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More puzzles here (all) and here (tributes).

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