Puzzle 117: Freestyle 86. Just messing with your head.

Last Friday’s freestyle solution

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Word count: 72
Mean word length: 5.31

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The whole reason for this grid is 17-Across. When you encounter a fresh entry that you just know will be a debut, it’s prudent to just jump on it, right? The entire grid is shaped the way it is because of that one entry… funny how that happens. I did manage also to get two other entries from the seed list into this grid (1-Across and 58-Across). Also, three clues with cross references is a lot for me, I think — normally, as you might have read, I don’t like to use cross references unless the two referenced answers are really, really close in relationship.

23-Across is one of those kinds of words that I’ve come across not rarely, but never really noticed a familiar connection with its etymology. I was very surprised to find that connection, and I’m glad I learned it.

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3 thoughts on “Puzzle 117: Freestyle 86. Just messing with your head.”

  1. I also see code when I try to open this .puz using Across Lite on my iPad, although it’s worked seamlessly at other times. On my laptop, the code shows up and the file is a .puz.txt. If I remove the .txt, the puzzle opens normally.

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