Oh Say, Can You Sing?

by George Barany and Nancy Herther

This "mid-week level" puzzle was released in observance of a historic bicentennial (pictorial hint to the right), but should be broadly applicable for a range of patriotic occasions. After completing the puzzle (spoiler), learn more about its subject by clicking here for our "midrash." Note: This puzzle was reposted in June 2016 for a patriotic holiday.

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. Click here for an earlier version of the puzzle; here to download it as a puz file; here to download it as an ipuz file; here for interactive play; and here for the solution [different from the main puzzle, although all theme entries are the same]. We thank Ralph Bunker, Laszlo Denes, Todd Gross, Brent Hartzell, Martin Herbach, Arlene Romoff, and Ellen Ross for their astute beta testing and suggestions on one or another of multiple versions of the puzzle.

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