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068: When Peppers Fly - Teeny Tuesday

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Word Count: 45

Mean Word Length: 5.07

It's no secret that I love spicy food. Since this is my first full year living at my house, I made a makeshift garden in the backyard to see if anything would grow. Just over the weekend, my jalapeno plant started to flower. Hopefully this means it will start growing peppers soon! In the meantime, my local farmers market is ahead of me and has all sorts of yummy produce ready to go. I picked up various peppers and a couple onions and made chicken fajitas.

The crossword below is a 12x11 grid with standard symmetry. I think the puzzle is a bit easier than my grid last week, especially now that I have gotten back into the crossword making groove a bit more. I’m noticing that my cluing is more consistent in difficulty and style. Hopefully soon I can get back up to making full 15x15 grids, but one a week is the pace I’m comfortable with for now.

Title Inspiration: 6A, 13A

Music Inspiration: 4D

Seed Words: 13A, 34A

Non-NYT Words: 13A, 16A, 34A, 37A

Non Shortz-Era Words: 7D

Reused 4+ Letter Words: 6D, 7D, 8D, 11D, 12A

Unique Words to Date: 2,961

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Crosswords by Jason "Jac" Crabtree