Nifty Ninety

by George Barany and 73-Across's Eldest Daughter

This "mid-week level" puzzle (17x17) was released on May 19, 2016, a date of particular significance to the puzzle's honoree (pictorial hint to the right). We have endeavored to make the puzzle accessible to solvers beyond the honoree's immediate family. 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 Martín Abresch, Christopher Adams, John Child, Todd Gross, Katherine Halpern, Michael Hanko, Brent Hartzell, Martin Herbach, and Arlene Romoff for their patient beta testing and astute suggestions on how to improve the puzzle.

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