Puzzle 28: Freestyle 17. Always the master of my domain.

Last week’s freestyle solution

Get the PDF here!

Get the PUZ here!

Word count: 71
Mean word length: 5.80

High mean word length for this puzzle, as you might notice. Of course, as with all of my 16×15 freestyles, the expanded size is due to the entry running across the middle. (It proved a little more unwieldy to clue than I had originally anticipated when jotting down the answer for my seed list.) The semi-compartmental nature of this grid, though, made for a slightly less painful construction for a 16×15 grid. It also allowed me to fit in two more entries from the seed list, which were 1-Across and 56-Across.

If you haven’t quite believed me now about my willingness to add cheaters, NOW do you believe me? I needed the two cheaters on the top and bottom row, but I added the third pair just because I like the “triangle” look as opposed to the “L”-shaped look.

My favorite thing that I learned from this puzzle is the tidbit at 41-Across… and it originally cost the company $35. (The student was later very generously compensated.)

As always, I’d like to know, folks… comment is welcome! Come say hello! What did you like? What could I do better? Who’s that casting devious stares in my direction? Don’t you think we should have a “Law and Order: Jaywalking Unit”? Did Jesus Christ stay fit by going to Pontius Pilates classes?

As always, share this link! Pass it around! New puzzle on Friday!

6 thoughts on “Puzzle 28: Freestyle 17. Always the master of my domain.”

  1. Still can’t download the .puz file. Hope this is not the end … where else will I get my torture?? Can you fix??? This happened with Erik A and he was able to fix it. Thanks … Diane


    1. What are you using to open the file? I can download it on our Windows PC, on our Mac, on iPad, and on iPhone. I can download it in Chrome and Safari, but not Firefox. It seems like every puz file I try to download, from any xword site using Dropbox (including Erik’s site), in Firefox isn’t working. Could that be the problem? This is driving me crazy now.


      1. No, I use Chrome and Windows PC. Usually it’s no problem. Now, nothing will work. No changes on my end … hope you can figure it out. I save my brain power for your puzzles, not tech related issues!! 🙂


    1. Hmm. Dropbox can get a bit wonky sometimes. I’ve seen it on my site before and on other sites with Dropbox with Macs (it works OK on my iPhone and iPad). Strange.


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