Too Soon?


by George Barany

This 19x16 "mid-week level" puzzle takes a somber look at an event that changed America, 50 years ago (pictorial hint to the right).  We were set to release the puzzle on November 22, 2013, an exact anniversary (even same day of the week), but opted not to.  Instead, the puzzle was released on May 29, 2014, a somewhat happier anniversary. After completing the puzzle (spoiler), read more about our thought process [including links to two published puzzles that covered complementary territory], by clicking here

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 Ralph Bunker, Noam ElkiesMichael Hanko, Brent HartzellMartin HerbachBen Jones, Tom Pepper, Alex Vratsanos, and Tom Williams for their perceptive comments during beta testing.

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

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