Puzzle 542: Freestyle 490. All tied up in knots.

Last Tuesday’s freestyle solution

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Word count: 68
Mean word length: 5.56

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I decided to do something (relatively) crazy for me and try intersecting stacks for the second time. That’s why you’re looking at a 68-word grid here. It got a little more wide open in the middle than what I expected even for intersecting stacks. It was, sorta, by choice — it was going to be 72, but I found I could take out a pair of blocks and actually make it easier after I built the two stacks. (The pair split what’s now 14-Down and what’s now 31-Down in half.)

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Thanks as always to the test solvers for their input.

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2 thoughts on “Puzzle 542: Freestyle 490. All tied up in knots.”

  1. If 53A wasn’t crossed fairly, I’d cry foul on impossible clue. 36A – very timely with Super Bowl ad. 14D – lol. Always fun sir. Thanks as usual.


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