20-Across, Version 2.5

by George Barany and Michael Shteyman

This "early-week level" puzzle celebrated a specific personal occasion for a dear friend and colleague. The date of its release is highly significant. After completing the puzzle (spoiler), learn about the puzzle's honoree (20-Across) by clicking here, and you can find a picture of him in earlier times to the right. You may also want to multiply the two numbers in the puzzle's title, and then subtract the result from the copyright date.

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 Jeffrey Roberts and Jan Morse for helpful suggestions following their beta-testing of this puzzle, and the "spouse" for information not in the public domain.

If you want to tell others about this particular page, refer them to http://tinyurl.com/doremipuz

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

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