A Man for All Reasons  

by George Barany and Ben Geisbauer

This rather easy puzzle (14x14) was released a couple of weeks following a date of particular significance to the puzzle's honoree [pictured to the right; sorry we were concentrating on our day jobs, hence the timing]. After completing the puzzle (spoiler), learn more about the honoree, and about the puzzle itself, by clicking here for our "midrash." 

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 Ralph Bunker, Brent Hartzell, Martin Herbach, and Ben Jones, none of whom know the puzzle's honoree, for beta testing the puzzle and corroborating its difficulty level.

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

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