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058: Now in 5-D! - Teeny Tuesday

Now Playing: Godzilla Eats Las Vegas! by Eric Whitacre

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Word Count: 40

Mean Word Length: 4.90

Happy Tuesday! So I have a fun story about today's music. I've had the pleasure of meeting Eric Whitacre three times in my life, each time he has toured through town. During one of the times he was conducting the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale, he premiered the chorale version of "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas." What went from an already whimsical piece of orchestral music was now even more humorous with the Chorale now carrying the "story" of the song. (Go watch another group perform the song here.) Whitacre has always had too much fun with our orchestra and chorale and he's admitted as much. Each time he's been in town, he's premiered new music.

Today's Teeny Tuesday grid has diagonal symmetry! For those who hang out in the Megaphonic crossword stream, you'll notice a couple nods to things said in recent streams. For everyone else, the crossword is still clued fairly so you won't be dealing with any inside joke-esque clues.

Seed Word: 31A (Crossword Twitch folks will get it 😉)

Music Inspiration Word: 12A

NYT Words Used 4 or Less Times: 1D, 3D, 8D, 10D, 11D, 16A, 21D, 28A, 31A, 34A, 35A

Non Shortz-Era Word: 1D

Reused 4+ Letter Words: 6D, 19A, 21D, 28D

Unique Words to Date: 2,579

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Crosswords by Jason "Jac" Crabtree