Puzzle 198: Freestyle 166. Tastes like chicken!

Last Tuesday’s freestyle solution

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Word count: 72
Mean word length: 5.31

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The seed for this grid was, as you’d guess, the center answer across. One problem, though — for some answers (like this one), nice as you think they are, you don’t really think about how tough they would be to clue without using a word from the answer in the clue (which is, obviously, a no-no). I managed to think of one, obviously, but… it’s a consideration for next time.

You’ll notice that most of the long answers, across and down, are all pretty close to the center. That was by no means my intent — even after I came up with the central horizontal stack. It was very fortunate that it all fell together — there were a couple spots where only one or two entries fit, but just happened to work with the surrounding ones.

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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2 thoughts on “Puzzle 198: Freestyle 166. Tastes like chicken!”

  1. Needed some serious heavy lifting to get 55A. When I looked for it on YouTube after solve I thought “This better be a good tune Croce!” It was. Thanks for the challenging puz.

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