A Novel Puzzle

by Paul Luftig and George Barany

This "early-week level" puzzle was inspired by a trip taken by its senior author to his home library, shortly after the results of the 2012 Presidential election had sunk in. Amazingly, it does not refer to ERNEST HEMINGWAY (15), A FAREWELL TO ARMS (15), or THE SUN ALSO RISES (15). During the months that followed, we ran the puzzle by our usual group, and tweaked it in response to their encouragement and suggestions. Then, several eminent editors looked at the puzzle, but concluded that it did not quite meet the needs of their readership—hence we propose it for our own high-brow and highly literate group.

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.

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