Puzzle 242: Freestyle 207. Get a grip!

Last Tuesday’s freestyle solution

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Word count: 70
Mean word length: 5.34

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This is the first grid on this website that I’ve run through the test-solving process. I would sincerely like to thank the folks who have given of themselves to pre-solve my grids and put them through the wringer before you see them. For example, thanks to comments I received for this grid, quite a few clues were changed, and I tore out an entire section (save for one answer that was liked) and rebuilt it. Frankly, it made the section a lot better, too. I thought the original was OK, but was on the fence about a couple of entries in the section. The comments drove home the point in my own mind to fix it up.

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2 thoughts on “Puzzle 242: Freestyle 207. Get a grip!”

  1. 40A and 36D naticked me badly. Japanese slang? Hawaiian massage? Never heard of either one and the cross could be almost anything. Otherwise a very satisfying solve.

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  2. As usual there was some stuff I’d never heard of, but was able to get through inference, which makes these a fun challenge. The clue for 59A still escapes me but only one letter would work there so I got that too.

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