Puzzle 258: Freestyle 223. Giving something back.

Last Tuesday’s freestyle solution

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Word count: 72
Mean word length: 5.36

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Inspiration for a grid or an entry can strike pretty much anywhere. This one came when I was vacuuming! (This isn’t giving anything away, so don’t worry.) Yes, 17-Across was the seed entry for the grid. Well, that and 1-Across combined… I was happy to find something good that fit in between those two entries.

I originally had a black square in the dead center of the grid, but the construction of the grid evolved such that there were four 3’s running straight down the center of the grid. I don’t like having four 3’s across or down the center of the grid, so out went that black square and in went a pair of squares elsewhere in the grid to compensate… and thus the grid spanner emerged.

As always, I’d like to know, folks… comment is welcome! Come say hello! What did you like? What could I do better?

Thanks as always to the test solvers for their input.

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