Alexander's Ragtime Bandleader:
A Quasiquicentennial Tribute

by Paul Luftig and George Barany

This "early-week level" puzzle was released on what would have been the 125th birthday of a great Jewish-American (photographed on right) who was still alive when his centennial was celebrated in a Sunday New York Times (spoiler) puzzle by Richard Silvestri (edited by Eugene Maleska) [link goes directly to solution and may be protected by a pay-wall].

Click here to view or download our 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 Marcia Brott, Noam Elkies, Lloyd Fricker, Michael Hanko, Brent Hartzell, Martin Herbach, Deane Morrison, Tom Pepper, Marjorie Russel, and Paul Schoenholz for astute beta testing.

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