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057: On the Border

Now Playing: Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) by the Original Cast of Hamilton

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Word Count: 76

Mean Word Length: 4.97

As we inch closer and closer to summer, I look to possibly going on vacation. I have yet to take a day off from work this year and I am yearning for a road trip. I hope that by the time we're well into summer, I can possibly take a vacation in Canada and not just... On the Border. (Seriously though, southern Manitoba is BEAUTIFUL and I want to visit again.)

This week's 15x crossword is a themed puzzle and the first of my 15x puzzles to be constructed in CrossFire. If the fill feels a little different, it's because of CrossFire's recommendations as I built the grid. I also discovered that the program likes to encourage a pangram puzzle so all 26 letters are in the crossword. I'm probably going to be sticking with CrossFire for grid building, but my workflow is a bit nuts. My puzzles pass through six platforms/apps during my construction process since there isn't any one tool that does everything I want. But, that's a discussion for another day.

Title/Seed Words: 25A, 39A, 51A

Music Inspiration Word: 9D

NYT Words Used 4 or Less Times: 8D, 9D, 11D, 21D, 22A, 25A, 29A, 39A, 51A, 53D, 68A

Non Shortz-Era Words: 9D

Reused 4+ Letter Words: 1D, 12D, 13D, 20A, 26D, 27D, 29A, 32D, 33D, 53D, 59A, 61A

Unique Words to Date: 2,550

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Crosswords by Jason "Jac" Crabtree