Puzzle 50: Freestyle 31. Don’t quote me on this one.

Last Tuesday’s freestyle solution

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Word count: 72
Mean word length: 5.33

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The week before this post, I was on vacation. Where did we go, you ask? Well, tune in on Friday, because I’ve got a meta crossword that’ll tell you where we went if you figure it out!

This crossword took an unusual turn in its construction; I had two 14-letter seeds, at 19-Across and 51-Across, originally, but the one you see at 19-Across is not the one I started with! It’s not common that I have to change a long answer during construction, after well over half the puzzle had been built, but a few roadblocks prevented me from keeping that entry. I don’t even remember what it was — it’s still on my seed list somewhere. Other seed entries from the list — ones I was able to keep — were 28-Across, 50-Across, and 54-Across.

I had a fun time cluing this one — well, I do for every puzzle, but I feel like this was particularly fun. Sometimes I choose one entry over another not necessarily because of its superior quality as an entry but because it has a bigger potential for a better clue than the other.

My favorite thing that I learned from this puzzle is in 55-Across… even though I don’t really like tea, I’d be interested to try them sometime.

As always, I’d like to know, folks… comment is welcome! Come say hello! What did you like? What could I do better?

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