Puzzle 388: Freestyle 348. It’s good enough for me…


Last Tuesday’s freestyle solution

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Word count: 68
Mean word length: 5.71


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For some reason, it tickles me when I get to use a bit of hoary old crosswordese in a clue (not that I’d ever try to use one in a grid). Believe me, I look for opportunities to do it, too. I don’t force them in, but I’ll seize the opportunity whenever it arises. In this grid, I got to use the old standby Atli in the clue for 22-Across.

This grid has a 68-word count, but it didn’t feel like 68 constructing it. I guess that’s good news because I feel like that’s just more confirmation that construction went unusually smoothly. I could have put in two pairs of blocks that would have made construction ridiculously smooth, but it wouldn’t have been as snappy of a result.


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One thought on “Puzzle 388: Freestyle 348. It’s good enough for me…”

  1. We really enjoyed this one. Very smooth, with a few surprises, Wilma. Got hung up for a bit due to misspelling Itzhak and not getting HoHo right away, but got through it all without one Google.
    Five stars!

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