Puzzle 565: Freestyle 511. It’ll never fly.

(for some reason, it isn’t letting me embed YouTube links for the time being…)


Last Friday’s freestyle solution

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Word count: 72
Mean word length: 5.28


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Children at this age can be so cruel sometimes. I was sitting on the floor playing with Nathan when he came in for a hug. “How nice, you have a hug for Daddy!” Nope. Turns out he was using me to try and boost himself up onto the couch. Is that all I am? A stepstool?

Another challenging (to construct… hopefully to solve as well) 7×7. Luckily, I picked up a few more 7-letter entries for my seed list since I last constructed one of these, so I was able to sprinkle those in all around the grid. There’s one square that I feared may become a Natick situation after I constructed the grid, so I included a bit of a contextual hint in one of those crossing clues. I think that made the problem go away.


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