073: Urban Poodles (Themeless)
Now Playing: Crew by Test Shot Starfish
Word Count: 72
Mean Word Length: 5.28
Time for another crossword here on Trash Panda Puzzles! It’s been a quiet week so far in my neck of the woods aside from a few blips with the power at my house. I’ll be honest, I’m tired of this extreme heat (90F+) that we’ve had so much this summer. I’m ready for snow (don’t tell my friends or family) and I cannot wait for a streetlight-lit evening with large fluffy flakes gently floating to the ground. (Something must be wrong with me; I hate the cold.)
Any who, today’s crossword grid is another 15x15 themeless puzzle. You’ll notice that 20-Across is not one of my seed words (words I put in the grid before my software helps me fill in the rest of the words), but it is from my personal word list. Is it a deep cut to a cartoon show that premiered 20 years ago and only ran for 5 years? Yes, yes it is.
Title Inspiration: 1D, 60D
Music Inspiration: 22A, 52A
Seed Words: 22A, 52A
Non-NYT Words: 3D, 5D, 18A, 20A, 25D
Non-Shortz-Era Words: 33D, 43D
Reused 4+ Letter Words: 12D, 14A, 26A, 28A, 30D, 42A, 45A, 49A, 55D, 57D, 59A
Unique Words to Date: 3,161 (+57)
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