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092: Collective Search (Themeless)

Now Playing: The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Word Count: 70

Mean Word Length: 5.40

Happy Friday! I spent some time the other day getting ready to measure snowfall this winter. Why do I bother measuring you ask? Well, I collect precipitation data for CoCoRaHS. (I have been tempted to throw that into a crossword puzzle, but I’m not THAT mean.) This is my first winter collecting data for them, so I stopped by my local hardware megastore and picked up the things to help with all the chilly science stuff. It’s fairly easy to setup a precipitation collection station (here’s mine) and I highly recommend it. The data is used by weather forecasters, hydrologists, water management, and others.

Okay, onto the crossword puzzle. It’s a standard 15x15 themeless crossword. There are two clues in the puzzle that I think are some of the hardest (or vaguest depending on your point-of-view) that I’ve written to date. I hope they don’t ruin the fun… too much. 😉

Title Inspiration: 1A, 61A

Music Inspiration: 50D

Seed Word: 33A

Personal Word List/Score: 15A, 17A, 31A, 33A,

Reused 4+ Letter Words: 2D, 5D, 9D, 41D, 45D, 51D, 53A, 57A, 60A, 61A

Unique Words to Date: 3,948 (+54)

Non-NYT Words: 17A, 33A

Non-Shortz-Era Words: 4D, 22D, 27D

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Crosswords by Jason "Jac" Crabtree