Puzzle 262: Freestyle 227. Stick around a while.

Last Tuesday’s freestyle solution

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Word count: 72
Mean word length: 5.36

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An unusual, for me, number of grid-spanning entries in this one — five. Of course, every so often (it’s been a while though), I’ll put in some dual triple stacks of 15s, but that doesn’t happen too often. Funny how the seed answer (55-Across) for this grid came across my mind. There was a grid I was constructing (you’ll see it Friday) that ended up having a startlingly similar entry in the exact same position as a grid of a certain other indie crossword constructor. So I emailed that certain other indie crossword constructor (hint: he goes by three names…) with a screenshot of the grid that had already been completed, so that no suspicion would be arisen. He graciously replied with a certain phrase that happened to be 15 letters long, and, of course, the light bulb went on. So… thank you to that mystery indie constructor for inspiration, though you might not have meant it!

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