Word count: 70
Mean word length: 5.49
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The slightly compartmental nature of this puzzle allowed me to include quite a few seeds: 15-Across (explanation below), 57-Across, 12-Down, 37-Down, and 43-Down. Whenever you see an unusual block arrangement, like that odd pair of offset crosses, and/or you see a “cheater” square (I hate that term… I prefer “helper” square) to accommodate a corner, that means that I was really trying to get a stack to work. That was the case with the upper left section of this puzzle. That’s a pretty small corner in the upper right and lower left; I usually don’t like to make them too tight, but at least that allowed me to put in some colorful sixes.
My favorite thing that I learned from this puzzle is, by far, the factoid at 15-Across. In fact, it was a seed entry not because of the entry per se, but because I wanted to include that clue for it.
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