027: Teeny Tuesday 13
Now Playing: The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins by Leonard Nimoy
Word Count: 36, Mean Word Length: 4.67
Happy Tuesday! I first off would like to apologize: if you aren't familiar with J.R.R. Tolkien's works or blockbuster movies in the last 6ish years, you are probably going to have a bit more difficulty with this crossword than I intended. C'mon, it wouldn't be a Trash Panda Puzzles crossword if there weren't pop culture words/clues scattered about.
From a grid construction standpoint, this grid came together surprisingly quickly. This grid was originally 9x9, but part way through that fill I realized that I wanted a 2x2 center area instead of the layout I was working on, though that 9x9 grid may show up again someday. Credit goes to Ricky Cruz as 19D is from his word list and I've been trying for awhile now to get it in one of my grids. It's a great word which keeps making me hungry.
Last, but certainly not least, this Teeny Tuesday crossword features a bonus word! Unscramble the circled letters to find the answer to the clue below.
Non NYT Words: 1D, 5D, 18A, 19D, Bonus
Non Shortz-Era Words: 13A
Music Word: 29A
Bonus scrambled word clue: "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" villain