Latin Lovers

by George Barany

This moderately challenging Sunday-sized puzzle was created as one of the prizes for our Enigma Variations metacrossword puzzle contest. Other than one long theme entry that needs to be figured out from the eminently fair crossing words, solving the puzzle requires absolutely no specialized knowledge about the winners (pictured to the right). After completing the puzzle (spoiler), learn more about it by clicking here for our "midrash." 

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 John Child, Noam Elkies, Todd Gross, Brent Hartzell, Martin Herbach, Jim Quinlan, and Maestro Markand Thakar for beta testing the puzzle and excellent suggestions. Special thanks to University of Minnesota Latin professor George Sheets for vetting our Latin vocabulary and grammar, above and beyond having fun with the puzzle per se.

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