Too Soon?!


by George Barany and John Child

This Sunday-sized puzzle was released on the sesquicentennial of an "awful event" in American history (pictorial hint to the right) that had dramatic repercussions for the following hundred-plus years, and is still considered sensitive by some. We approach this somber anniversary with humor but, we think, respect as well. See the weekday-size companion puzzle for a straight-up approach to the same theme.Two more tangentially related puzzles on our site may be found by clicking here and here.

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. We thank Steve Bachman, Marcia Brott, Brent Hartzell, and Martin Herbach for brainstorming about, and beta testing, this puzzle.

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