You're So Vain (you probably think this crossword's about you)

by George Barany and 79-Across

This "mid-week difficulty" puzzle (17x16) pays tribute to a number of individuals who share a common birthday (very misdirectional pictoral hint to the right). After completing the puzzle (spoiler), learn more about all sorts of aspects by clicking here for a "midrash" written, for the most part, by one of the puzzle's honorees!

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 Ashwood-Smith, Michael Hanko, and Martin Herbach for beta testing the puzzle and making sure that it conforms to the highest standards of accuracy and fairness.

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