Fun of the Above

by Michael Shteyman / Edited by George Barany

I released this remarkable "mid-week level" puzzle on May 5, 2005 (i.e., 05/05/05), in itself a remarkable calendar date, to an anxious class of organic chemistry students during the last week of instruction for the semester. One of the long answers resonated with a point I had been making repeatedly to my Chem 2302 students, and several of Michael's original clues were rewritten to give a more organic chemistry slant to the puzzle. That said, the "reveal" late in the puzzle is sure to dazzle all word lovers, regardless of their level of scientific background.

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.

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