Dr. Mericle Worker at Fairview Lakes Medical Center

by George Barany and Friends

This "early-week level" puzzle (17x17) announced to the world the arrival of 22-Across, who is related to one of our friends. Updated two years later: We are proud to provide a photo of the puzzle's honoree on her second birthday! Click here (birth) and here (first birthday) for earlier images.

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 Marcia Brott, Michael Hanko, Brent Hartzell, and Martin Herbach for test solving the puzzle, including to confirm that clues were of appropriate difficult and to make sure that inside family information was balanced with fair crossing Down words.

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