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083: Cuban Sandwiches - Teeny Tuesday

Now Playing: Larger Than Life by Joseph William Morgan

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Word Count: 38

Mean Word Length: 5.47

Happy Tuesday! Thank you everyone for the kind words last week with the crossword Norah and I collaborated on together. Seeing all the amazing positive feedback encourages me to do more collaborations in the future. (Hint hint, DM me.) This experience was just what I needed to rejuvenate my crossword constructing!

The seed word for today’s Teeny Tuesday was inspired by a Twitch stream last week. The streamer said a word that I had never heard before. The word sounded so obnoxious (at least to my brain, your mileage may vary) that I knew that I wanted it in a crossword. According to my research, the word originated in the early 15th century… so I’m only 600ish years late to the party. Though, the meaning I’m using for the word is earliest recorded in 1813, so a wee bit more modern. Any who, happy solving!

Title Inspiration: 1A, 34A

Music Inspiration: 26A

Seed Word: 14A

Personal Word List/Score: 2D, 9D, 28D, 29A

Reused 4+ Letter Words: 6A, 21D, 22D, 27D, 28A, 31A

Unique Words to Date: 3,573 (+30)

Non-NYT Words: 2D, 9D, 29A

Non-Shortz-Era Words: 3D, 14A, 15D

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Crosswords by Jason "Jac" Crabtree