They Sure Managed

by Jeff Strickler and George Barany

This "mid-week level" sports-themed puzzle was first drafted within hours of learning some interesting news (pictorials hint to the right). After completing the puzzle (spoiler), learn more about this puzzle's theme by clicking here [article as well as 13-minute televised joint interview].  Note that this puzzle accompanied an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on the occasion of the upcoming 100th birthday of the crossword puzzle.

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 Martin Herbach and Alex Vratsanos for beta testing this puzzle on extraordinarily short notice.

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