Puzzle 669: Freestyle 607. You’re a lifesaver!

Last Friday’s freestyle solution

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Word count: 72
Mean word length: 5.22

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That big sawtooth pattern down the middle was not put there for visual effect but out of necessity. Without it, I had a deceptively difficult-to-fill 5-6-7-8 stack intersecting two nines, and that just wasn’t coming together for me in either corner. It does look pretty cool, though. The seed that started this was at 11-Down, a concept I learned from a Jeopardy! clue and revisited after Prince Philip’s death.

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One thought on “Puzzle 669: Freestyle 607. You’re a lifesaver!”

  1. Love the Nathanael West reference at 25A! If you haven’t read it, try the novella “A Cool Million.” It’s kind of racist from this remove, but man, is it funny.


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