Puzzle 454: Freestyle 408. It’s a real handful.


Last Tuesday’s freestyle solution

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Word count: 70
Mean word length: 5.40


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I think that, if I ever form a band at an advanced age, I would call it the Lexical Chunks. I’m constantly debating with myself (and, somehow, occasionally losing) about whether a certain phrase is significant enough — is it an actual “lexical chunk” or, its opposite, too “green paint”-ish, to put into a grid. (Don’tcha love cruciverbal patois?) The seed entry for this grid is a result of one of these odd argumentative exercises that I ended up winning against myself. I end up putting everything I think might be good for a grid into my seed list, and then eventually deciding for or against it when it comes time that one of those phrases actually fits in a grid I’m constructing.


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