Ode to Joy!

by George Barany

This "early-week level" puzzle was a prize for the Enigma Variations crossword metapuzzle contest.Two of the long answers (pictorial hints to the right) will be unfamiliar to solvers outside of the family, but at least the crossing words are fair.

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 John Child, Todd Gross, Brent Hartzell, Martin Herbach, Tom Pepper, Arlene Romoff, and Ellen Ross, for beta testing the puzzle and for helpful suggestions that improved it.

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