A Tale of Two Crossword Prodigies

by George Barany and Friends

This "late-week level" puzzle (13x13) was released on November 16, 2013, a date of special significance to 46-Across (pictured to the right). After completing the puzzle (spoiler), please click on the honoree's biosketch which includes links to some of his constructions that are winked at within this grid [and also accounts for why there are shout-outs to 7-Across and 15-Across].

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, Brent Hartzell, Martin Herbach, Ben Jones, and Tom Williams for their insightful beta testing.

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

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