Puzzle 323: Freestyle 287. I’m not playing around here…

Last Friday’s freestyle solution

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Word count: 66
Mean word length: 5.79

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Yeah, I’m going pretty low with this grid. I made intersecting staggered stacks in the middle, which is why I went all the way down to 66. It started with wanting to use both the answer at 34-Across and the answer at 17-Down because they had the same middle letter, then it became “Let’s see if we can do a stack across intersecting the central down answer”, then “That worked pretty well, how about a vertical stack too?” I basically drove the wedge in and eased it in wider and wider to see how far in the wedge would go. Pretty far, it turned out.

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