Opera Boxes

by Martin Ashwood-Smith and George Barany

This "Friday-level" puzzle (16x15) was posted coincident to the publication of another puzzle in the New York Times. After completing the puzzle (spoiler), learn more about the puzzle by clicking here for our "midrash," which will also explain the puzzle's title and the reasoning behind using the picture shown to the right as its "motif."  

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. Among several friends who had a sneak preview of this puzzle, we would like to single out Christopher Adams, Katherine Halpern, and Martin Herbach for pointing out a few small issues that required addressing.

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

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