Ladies and Gentlemen ...

by Tim Croce / Edited by George Barany

This "mid-week level" sports-themed tribute puzzle (17x17) represented its constructor's debut to our pages, and was released within two weeks of some rather special events (see pictorial hints to the right). After completing the puzzle (spoiler), you may enjoy reading two columns by Jeff Jacobs of the Hartford Courant, one that contains a playful "guarantee"... and a second in the happy aftermath. Also, the first two minutes of this¬†Jimmy Fallon monologue¬†feature a relevant shout-out and some additional fun stuff.

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 Todd Gross and Alex Vratsanos for beta testing. 

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

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