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061: Hold Tight (Themeless)

Now Playing: My Shot by Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Word Count: 72

Mean Word Length: 5.19

It's funny. There are weeks where I have what feels like a novel to write in these openings, and then other weeks I struggle to hash out even a sentence or two. The latter is happening this week. So as such, I'll ramble a wee bit and then let you get to the puzzle below. I've been seeing lots of awesome collaborations in the crossword community lately and I would enjoy the opportunity to collab on a puzzle with someone. I'm quite trepidatious about reaching out to folks, so if you're interested, feel free to message me on Crosscord, Twitter, or with a homing pigeon.

Today's 15x15 is jam packed full of goodies. As you can see in the stats below, there are 9 words that have not appeared in the New York Times! (To be honest, most of them probably never will.) I've had the two seed words in my list for awhile and I'm glad I finally got them to fit in a grid. Just like other constructers have mentioned lately, my personal word list is starting to dwindle and I'll need to go on the hunt once again for new and creative entries.

Title Words: 31A, 49A

Seed Words: 16D, 23D

Music Inspiration Word: 60D

Non NYT Words: 13A, 14A, 15A, 16D, 18D, 23D, 54A, 58A, 63A

Non Shortz-Era Words: 61A

Reused 4+ Letter Words: 2D, 22A, 42A, 53D, 55D

Unique Words to Date: 2,727

If you enjoy, solve, stream, or find a typo in my crossword, please feel free to let me know!



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Crosswords by Jason "Jac" Crabtree