Puzzle 503: Freestyle 451. I’m not buying it.


Last Friday’s Vowelization solution

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Word count: 72
Mean word length: 5.25


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If you had a time-lapse video of this grid from start to finish, it would be a textbook example of why it’s better to fit the grid to the words, not the words to the grid, if you’re really concerned about good fill. A freestyle grid is really all about the fill, so why be rigid with the black squares? The grid isn’t about the squares. Case in point, the grid started with 36-Across, but at one point during construction it even had three 15-letter spanners across. At one point, the lower right and upper left were sectioned off from the rest of the grid.


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