Ode to Joy

by George Barany and Friends

This "mid-week level" puzzle was released on December 16, 2012, and honored numerous individuals whose birthdays fall on this date. One of them is pictured to the right.

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.

For more about the individuals honored in this puzzle, use wikipedia. Two lists, one of moderate length and the other fairly comprehensive, show a number of prominent names that we were unable to work into the puzzle. Read more about 59-Across (a personal friend of 19-Across) by clicking here, and you may also want to revisit the puzzle about his life partner.

If you want to tell others about this particular page, refer them to

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

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