037: Themeless Puzzle 9
Now Playing: The Greatest Story Never Told by Murray Gold
Word Count: 72
Mean Word Length: 5.19
Earlier this week, I received a phone call from my grandmother. She had mentioned that she loves to solve crossword puzzles, so I mailed her a bundle of my more recent grids. She wanted to let me know that my crosswords were fun to play but that they were "so gosh darn hard." Needless to say, hearing her happy is worth all the time I've spent creating these puzzles.
If you missed my Teeny Tuesday earlier this week, I mentioned that I had a new workflow for brainstorming my clues. I am using a spreadsheet to spit out all sorts of ideas for words, and then narrowing down my clue possibilities. I received some very nice kudos in the Crosscord server about my puzzle, so I'm glad my new cluing technique has been received well.
Non NYT Words: 2D, 18D, 21A, 40D
Non Shortz-Era Word: 34D
Seed Words: 17A, 37A
Music Word: 60A
Reused 4+ Letter Words: 1A, 12A, 13A, 20D, 35A, 39A, 54A