Puzzle 588: Freestyle 530. Hold my messages.


Last Tuesday’s freestyle solution

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Word count: 70
Mean word length: 5.34


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You know well that, when you’re stuck solving, putting it down and coming back to it often leads to a light bulb. Heck, I’d wager that many of you have done that with some of my grids here. But the same is true when constructing, and I had to use that technique twice with this. It almost always goes like this: I have a fill that works just fine. There’s a so-so entry, though, that keeps nagging at me to the point where I say “There has to be a better way to fill this.” I struggle to think of something right away. I shower, go run an errand, play with my son, something like that, then I come back to it. Then something clicks. The first was in the left center in the big stack, and the second was in the upper right.


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