Spread Out!

by Ellen Ross and George Barany

This "mid-week level" puzzle pays homage to ... oh, never mind, you'll just have to try it to find out (pictoral hint to the right). After completing the puzzle (spoiler), click here for a highly relevant blog post by the lead author, here for an 18-minute video that just might make you laugh, and here for information about a most unusual museum. For solvers who are accustomed to our highly hyperlinked "midrashim," sorry, this is all you are getting; the demographic overlap with fans of this puzzle's theme just isn't big enough to justify such a major effort of scholarship.

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 Martin Herbach for beta testing the puzzle in the Summer of 2014, and making sure that it conforms to the highest standards of accuracy and fairness.

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