Word count: 70
Mean word length: 5.51
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A rare occurrence with this puzzle. You’ll see the grid spanner at 35-Across, and you’d be safe to assume that it was a seed entry. Well, it wasn’t! The construction started in the upper left, and, as the process went along, the middle row had to be opened up completely. I’m glad to have that entry in the middle, though. 1-Down got me out of a little jam in the northwest; I was about to make a serious compromise in that corner when I had that forehead-slapping moment. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of that as an entry before.
The seeds in this one were 14-Across and 17-Across; mini-seeds included 35-Across (obviously), 11-Down, and 12-Down. It’s rare that I can stack two pairs of seed entries in the same puzzle, but I’m glad I was able to do it.
My favorite thing that I learned from this puzzle is at 49-Across; I have seen said History Channel program and am still amazed that this airport could even possibly have been built.
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