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067: Takeout with Fries - Teeny Tuesday

Now Playing: The Rightful King by Hans Zimmer

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Word Count: 40

Mean Word Length: 5.15

Oh boy, it’s been a hot minute. These last few weeks have been rough. One member of my family was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, one slipped into a coma and died, and there were hundreds of severance notices at work including most of my team. (Thankfully, I made the cut.) Needless to say, ugh. Since life is being bumpy right now, I can’t guarantee a steady cadence of crosswords here on Trash Panda Puzzles, but I wanted to at least get the Teeny Tuesdays going again, plus a collaboration that’s currently in the cluing phase.

Today’s Teeny Tuesday is an 11x grid with 40 words. During my break, I’ve been working on rescoring my personal word list to better separate my personal words, and those that I collected from combing other puzzles. The two 11-letter words both popped up right away during the filling process since I had them scored at 63 which I have labeled, “use soon.” I needed to rescore the list since there are now over 1.8k entries on it, and some kept getting in my way. Anyhow, enough of my rambling, it’s time for a crossword!

Title Words: 1D, 24A

Seed Words: 4D, 22A

Music Inspiration Word: 3D

Non NYT Words: 1D, 4A, 4D, 19D, 20D, 22A, 28A

Non Shortz-Era Words: 11A, 15D

Reused 4+ Letter Words: 16A, 18D

Unique Words to Date: 2,923

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Crosswords by Jason "Jac" Crabtree