Crossword Puzzle

by George Barany and Victor Barocas / Edited by Will Shortz

This crossword puzzle was published in the November 1, 2012 (Thursday) New York Times, and then 6 weeks later, December 6, 2012, in papers like the Minneapolis Star Tribune that run the syndicated version.

Click here to view or download the puzzle in PDF format; here to download it as a puz file [requires Across Lite software to play]; here to solve the puzzle interactively (thanks to Jim Horne). You will get something more handsome than the graphic below, which was scanned from the dead tree version of the paper that gets deposited at our Falcon Heights (Minnesota) doorstep every morning. Alternatively, if you want to try the version we submitted (pre-editing), click here for the puzzle, here for interactive solving, and here for the solution (which differs by a single letter from the published version).

The solution (to the published puzzle) can be found at by clicking here [protected by a "members access only" paywall beyond the date of publication]. The puzzle was blogged (and remains archived) at five sites that I am aware of (spoilers): WEB's New York Times Crossword Solution, Diary of a Crossword Fiend, Rex Parker, The New York Times Crossword in Gothic, and Wordplay.

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