Back-and-Forth in Omaha

by George Barany, Barbara Barany, Brent Hartzell, and Karen Kaler

This "early-week level" sports-themed puzzle was released at a highly relevant time that solvers will uncover as they work through it. Please note that thirteen clues are preceded by an asterisk (*). The corresponding answer words, along with the puzzle's title and the pictorial hint to the right, should point you to the puzzle's theme. After completing the puzzle (spoiler), learn more about the puzzle 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 Jeff Aubé, Howard Barkin, Dan Chall, John Child, Charles Flaster, David Hanson, Theresa Horan, Peter Leopold, Deane Morrison, Arlene Romoff, Lewis Rothlein, and Alex Vratsanos for rapid turn-around beta testing, and suggestions that improved the puzzle.

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

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