MONDAY PUZZLE — This was a powerful one for me, and I am so glad I solved it. Today we are celebrating the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Agnes Davidson and Zhouqin Burnikel collaborated to make a lovely puzzle to honor him.
I don’t know a lot about Ms. Davidson, but this is her second puzzle in The New York Times. It’s possible that this was a true collaboration between Ms. Davidson and Ms. Burnikel, or perhaps Ms. Burnikel, the more experienced constructor, mentored Ms. Davidson on this one. If you have ever dreamed of trying your hand at constructing and you are on Facebook, join Erik Agard, Will Nediger and a ton of constructors in the Puzzle Collaboration Directory group, where aspiring constructors can meet more experienced hands who will work with them to learn the craft of puzzle making.