Puzzle 217: Freestyle 182. Tread carefully! (and happy birthday Mom!)

Last Friday’s freestyle solution

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Word count: 70
Mean word length: 5.43

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I really do mean it in the title — the date of this post’s publication is my mother’s birthday. Happy Birthday Mom!

Oh hey look — another Seinfeld reference in the grid… well, it is Festivus…

I think I’ve learned my lesson — if I want to stack 11s, it’ll usually come out much better if I stack them in pairs rather than triplets. In this case, it even allowed me to go a little more wide open (I know, 70 instead of 72 — watch out, folks, he’s really stepping out on a limb now!) than usual. Every now and again (wait, when did “again” become a noun? Language nerd epiphany!), as I talk about in these posts, something happens unexpectedly in a grid, and this time it was the ability to throw in the bonus pair of 11s at 10-Down and 24-Down — see, you can take away two 11s from their normal places but you can’t repress them completely!

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