June 17, 2015 - "Taking Names" - Ben Tausig

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Puzzle Notes

Hi friends: 

Ben Tausig's latest puzzle, "Taking Names," is here for your solving pleasure this morning, weighing in at 3.5/5 in difficulty.

Congratulations to all 321(!) of you who submitted answers to last week's meta by Erik Agard, most of which were spot-on correct. That's a record for us. The winners, chosen at random, are Carl Schlachte and Stephen Williams, each of whom receive six-month subscription extensions. As always, you can check crosswordfiend.com for a full explanation of the solution, and a review. An answer grid is also attached. Given the high response rate, I guess we'll have to do this meta thing again ... who knows, maybe in the very near future, in the form of a bonus puzzle.

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