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098: Fictional Fiesta Facilities (Themeless)

Now Playing: Waloyo Yamoni by Christopher Tin

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Word Count: 70

Mean Word Length: 5.40


Happy *glances at the calendar* Saturday? That’s right, today’s crossword was delayed by a day despite being completed a few days ago. Why? IRL shenanigans. I didn’t have time earlier this week to write this intro so here we are now! It’s funny, I finished today’s grid back on Monday and dictionary.com ended up having 54-Across as their Word of the Day this week. To be honest, I had not heard of the word before making this crossword, but frequency illusion is a thing and I’m now seeing 54-Across everywhere.


So, what about the rest of the crossword? Well, it’s a 15x15 grid with standard symmetry. You’ll notice that there are chunky bits of 9 and 10-letter words stacked with each other. The CPU processor on my computer was not happy with me wanting to make those stacks, but I got it to work.


In website news, there will be a brief break coming up. I need time to get the 100th puzzle completed, and I’m still not satisfied with its grid. I have conflicting ideas of what I want out of the puzzle, and I’ll need to decide which path to take soon. Until then, there’s still crossword 99 which will probably be a Teeny Tuesday. Until then, happy solving!


Title Inspiration: 1A, 16A, 41A

Music Inspiration: 14A, 17A, 47D

Seed Word: 41A

Personal Word List/Score: 8D, 10A, 23D, 41A, 62D

Reused 4+ Letter Words: 9D, 13D, 24D, 29A, 35D, 49D, 51D, 56D, 58A, 63A, 65A

Unique Words to Date: 4,192 (+55)

Non-NYT Words: 31D, 41A


If you enjoy, solve, stream (I give bits), or find a typo in my crossword, please let me know!


Don't forget to love each other,

Jac


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