Most grateful thanks, as always, to test-solvers Eric Berlin, Dave Shukan and Scott Weiss for proofing, testing, and making countless perceptive and useful comments on this extravaganza. These puzzles were much improved because of each of them. Thanks also to Foggy Brume and Joon Pahk for their generosity in providing prizes.

Many of the puzzle types in this and my previous 'ganzas were invented by other, more talented creators. For this set I would like to acknowledge my indebtedness to Patrick Berry, Nikoli and ancient Egyptian Senet players.

When you have the overall solution, for a slot on the Leaderboard. If a team, please include everyone's name and/or nom as desired.

Any FAQs or errata will appear here, so check back if something seems to be amiss. I will post any issues affecting solving as soon as possible, with credit to whoever brings them to my attention, updating puzzle pdfs as needed. Typos and minor issues not affecting solving will be corrected at my discretion without notice.



In The Sphinx, one human was out of order. This doesn't affect solving, but the image has been updated. (Thanks, R. Craig Harman!)

In Hieroglyphics, of the two possible results from OVERLIT, use the better known. (Thanks, Francis Heaney!)

In Blue Nile / White Nile, the last answer in Row 4 is arguably (3 wds.); there's a case to be made for each.

It has been brought to my attention by a biologist solver that the "bee" in the Sphinx puzzle is actually a sneaky kind of fly that mimics a bee! Assume it it is intended to be a bee. (Thanks Trina Roberts!)