Finding answers in Lvov

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If you are a crossword lover and a traveler, Lvov is the city for you. This city in western Ukraine was founded in 1256 and has a rich history. It was once part of Austria, Poland, the USSR, and then in 1991, part of independent Ukraine.

Lvov is now known as one of the country’s main art and cultural centers. In an effort to attract more visitors to the city, this 100-foot high crossword was created. The puzzle fills one external wall of a residential building. The puzzle clues are scattered around the city’s landmarks, so while traveling, there’s exercise for the body – and the brain.

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By day, the spaces are blank. The artist came up with a clever way to reveal the answers: the puzzle is completed at night with the help of fluorescent lighting.

Note before you go: Brush up on the Cyrillic alphabet.

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