Mighty KC

by George Barany and Alex Vratsanos

This "mid-week level" puzzle was released shortly after the conclusion of the 2015 World Series. After completing the puzzle (spoiler), you may enjoy listening to James Earl Jones' rendition (6 minutes) of the classic poem by Ernest Thayer. Also, click here and here for coverage from the newspaper of record.

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 Christopher Adams, Steve Bachman, Dan Chall, Laszlo Denes, Charles Flaster, Katherine Halpern, Theresa Horan, Karen Ralston, and Lewis Rothlein for test solving and invaluable suggestions on very short notice.

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

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