A maze puzzle for the day

Here's a little maze puzzle I originally built a couple of years ago, that seems apropos to reprise now:

Can you make it from the A in the top left of this grid to the Z in the bottom right, always going either up one letter (for instance, A to B or G to H) or down one letter (for instance, N to M)? The alphabet wraps around, so you can go from Z up to A or A down to Z too. Try as hard as you can (and remember that you can always work backwards if you get stuck forwards), and see where you get!

April Fools Maze

Remark: Solving the maze is not the same thing as solving the puzzle. Read those instructions carefully!


Notice this puzzle is published on April 1st. Actually, it doesn't have a standard solution. If you connect every two consecutive letters which appear next to each other in the grid, you will get two disconnected components, one of which contains the START and the other contains the END. The first component has 5 dead ends - at letters A, P, R, I, L, and the second component has 5 dead ends - at letters F, O, O, L, S. These two spell out "April Fools", which is the real solution of the maze.