Word count: 72
Mean word length: 5.19
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I was a bit sad about this one, in that I had to get rid of a nice entry in the lower left. You know that feeling where something you know you shouldn’t deal with keeps nagging at you, but you want to plow through the situation hoping you can just ignore it? That’s exactly what happened in that section. I really liked what was there at 40-Down, but that necessitated something that I really didn’t like at 65-Across. I just couldn’t bring myself to keep it, though, when my eyes kept wandering involuntarily back to that bad entry. It’s like Jim Carrey’s character in “Liar Liar” whose hand keeps writing “blue” all over the desk and himself with the blue pen even though he really wanted to force himself to lie.
Ladies and gentlemen, you just witnessed a miraculous rarity. I just made a successful, relevant movie reference. Folks, the last movie I saw in the theater was “The King’s Speech”. That was in 2010.
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