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065: Serious Baking (Themeless)

Now Playing: Tornado by Wintergatan

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Word Count: 70

Mean Word Length: 5.31

One of my friends has been working on a grid building software, but it hasn't been coming along too well. The unsightly and horrific grids that his software has produced so far has been beneficial in other ways. Today's 15x is heavily inspired by one of his failed grids which I then cleaned up and made into a themeless puzzle. Our goal with his development is to someday have a crossword construction tool that can be on par with (and hopefully surpass) the current options in the niche market. That day is still quite far ahead of us.

The clues for the 15-letter words today is my next attempt at better wordplay and general silliness. Hopefully they don't throw people too far off, but sorry in advance if they do. Special thank you to Norah for helping test solve and to iron out a few clues!

Title Words: 44A, 48A

Seed Words: 29A, 34A

Music Inspiration Word: 6D

Non NYT Words: 12A, 17A, 29A, 34A, 56A

Non Shortz-Era Word: 18A

Reused 4+ Letter Words: 11A, 24A, 26D, 51D, 53D

Unique Words to Date: 2,882

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