Today I finished the puzzle seconds before him. I was able to beat him to the finish because I knew who Terrence McNally was, having seen a production of Macbeth he directed at the La Jolla Playhouse before he hit it off on Broadway. However, I had a mistake. I didn't know where Acre was, and didn't know the Juan who was a cubist pioneer, so I ventured a guess. Thus, I had
I GRIO R
I GRIS R
Had I not gotten that one little letter wrong, I finally would have had my first uncontested win!