Word count: 68
Mean word length: 5.62
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It may be hard to believe that a relatively wide-open swath like the one you’ll see in this grid would have developed organically, but that’s exactly what happened. The grid began its life as a twinkle in its constructor’s eye and just the 15-letter entry across intersecting with the central 13-letter entry down. But I decided to see if I could expand that single down answer into a staggered stack to intersect the 15… and it worked out. Not only did that work out, but the spaces now occupied by 30-Across and 42-Across were originally split into two answers each. When I discovered that I could open up those spots cleanly, I leapt at the chance.
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