Word count: 72
Mean word length: 5.39
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The design of this ten-stack originally had your standard crossing long diagonal runs of black squares. It’s pretty convenient to just start with that design, because that works out to 72 words, and I can just go from there. You might see what I ended up doing from that starting design: I just moved the pair of blocks closest to the center up/down one, which would move it to 70 and give me the flexibility to add another black square to break up the other stacks if I needed or wanted to. Obviously, I did — the lower left/upper right stacks weren’t working out very well in the 70-word design, so I added the symmetric pair of black squares in those stacks, made it 72 words, and called it a grid.
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