Barn Stormers

by George Barany and Brent Hartzell

This "mid-week level" puzzle (13x13) was released to coincide with the resolution of the 2013 Final Four [the outcome of which we predicted: note location of the central entry], and to report the resolution of the situation described in our Marooned and Galled puzzle from a little over a week ago. The photos show 28-Across (upper panel, left) and 42-Across (upper panel, right) at an April 5, 2013 press conference in "The Barn." Of course, we can't wait for our own headline n years from now [lower panel; April 8, 2013; click here for more reading].

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 and Martin Herbach from both coasts, and Tom Pepper locally, for beta testing, helpful suggestions, and verifying the fairness of the puzzle for the sports-challenged.

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