Highest Honors

by George Barany and Friends

This "early-week level" puzzle (15x16) was released within days of learning some exciting news about one of my colleagues (pictured to the right). After solving the puzzle (spoiler), click here to learn about the news that inspired this puzzle. You may then be inspired to learn more about its four highest honorees by clicking here, here, here, and here.  

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 Victor Barocas, Noam Elkies, Jed Fisher, Michael Hanko, Brent Hartzell, Martin Herbach, and Alex Vratsanos for their astute test solving and helpful suggestions.

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

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