Gobble Tov!

by George Barany and Friends

This "Thursday level" puzzle (17x17) was released in the days leading up to November 28, 2013, a truly once-in-a-lifetime calendar date. After completing the puzzle (spoiler), learn more about its theme by clicking here or here.  Furthermore, Noam Elkies has arranged a special chymn for the occasion, found here (score) and here (1.5 min sound clip). Finally, click here for a scholarly retelling of a classic joke that was the basis of the original clue to 71-Down, since superseded.

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); here for the solution. We thank Noam Elkies, Michael Hanko, Brent Hartzell, Martin Herbach, Ben Jones, Marjorie Russel, and Tom Williams for beta testing and ingenious clue suggestions.

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More puzzles here (all), here (current events), and here (tributes).

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