This "mid-week level" puzzle should amuse nerds of all ages. After completing the puzzle (spoiler), learn more about the puzzle by clicking here for our "midrash."
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 Noam Elkies, Lloyd Fricker, Brent Hartzell, Martin Herbach, Nancy Herther, Karen Kaler, Anne Lowy, and Carl Voss, for beta testing and suggesting improvements.
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