Paws to Consider

by John Child / Edited by George Barany

This Sunday-sized puzzle was made for two friends of its constructor, who celebrated a joint 21st 39th birthday on "Super Pi Day," 3/14/15 (9:26:54 a.m.; roll-your-own on the time zone and whether or not you believe in daylight savings). There are quite a few proper names in the puzzle that call out (or 'hide') names familiar to the puzzle's honorees. However, since every name is clued "straight"—as opposed to, for example, "124-Across's mother-in-law"—the puzzle should be solvable by anyone. Just think of it as a large, easy themeless ...

Click here (two pages) or here (one page, for those with good eyesight) 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 (two pages) or here (one page) for an earlier version of the puzzle, here for the puz file, here to download it as an ipuz file, here for interactive play, and here for the solution [somewhat different from the "main" version].

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