Not the Retiring Sort

by Marcia Brott and George Barany

This Thursday-ish puzzle was constructed on the occasion (January 7, 2014) of a party in honor of the University of Minnesota physician/scientist pictured to the right. If you need a further hint without a full reveal of the solution, please click here. After completing the puzzle (spoiler), learn more about this puzzle's honoree by clicking here.

Click here to view or download the puzzle in PDF format; here for the solution which includes a surprise bonus answer. Alternatively, click here to view the puzzle as it appeared in the Minnesota magazine (Summer 2014 issue) of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.

While the puzzle is best solved on hard-copy, we have jerry-rigged ways to solve with Across Lite puz files and online.  To avoid frustration, be sure to follow carefully the instructions in the Notepad. Click here to download it as a puz file [requires Across Lite software to play] and here to solve the puzzle interactively (thanks to Jim Horne).

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