Take It to the Bank!

by George Barany and Brent Hartzell

This "mid-week level" puzzle (17x17) was released on October 30, 2013, in the afterglow of one of the most thrilling days in recent local sports history [the pictorial hint to the right shows 36-Across quarterback 1-Across 85-Across, wearing the maroon jersey with the number 9]. After completing the puzzle (spoiler), learn more about the puzzle by clicking here for our "midrash." 

Click here (two pages) or here (one page, for those with good eyesight) 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 Michael Hanko, Martin Herbach, Ben Jones, Karen Kaler, Deane Morrison, and Tom Williams for their dedicated test solving and insightful suggestions.

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

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