Crosswords with Friends ... of the University of Minnesota Libraries

by George Barany and Friends

This "mid-week level" puzzle was commissioned by Katherine McGill, Director of Development of the University of Minnesota Libraries, to accompany a very special mid-week (spoiler) visit to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, sponsored by the Friends group. Click here for the printed program, which was proofread by Barbara Barany. After completing the puzzle (spoiler), click here to read our "midrash." You may also enjoy watching this 95-minute YouTube video of the September 12, 2013 presentation!

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. For help in developing potential theme entries, beta testing the puzzle, and suggesting a title and sharper clues, we gratefully acknowledge (in alphabetical order) Marcia Brott, Noam Elkies, Dan Feyer, Michael Hanko, Brent Hartzell, Martin Herbach, Nancy Herther, Jon Jeffryes, Karen Kaler, and Meghan Lafferty.

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