It has 0 words that debuted in this puzzle and were later reused: The freshness factor is a calculation that compares the number of times the words of this puzzle appeared in other puzzles of the Shortz era. Click here for an explanation. These words are unique to the Shortz era, but appeared in pre-Shortz puzzles: crossword puzzles that share the most words with it: average word length: 5.14, Scrabble score: 564, Scrabble average: 1.65. These 59 answer words are not legal Scrabble entries™, which sometimes means they`re interesting: The chart below shows how many times each word has been used in all NYT puzzles, ancient and modern, including Variety. Do you like this puzzle? Please share this page on social media to promote XWord Info. Thank you! Daniel Bodily of Woodbury, Minnesota, is an R&D robotics engineer. Jeff Chen of Seattle is a professional writer and crossword designer. Dan started building puzzles three years ago. „Every once in a while, I pick a `gigantic target` — a bit out of my comfort zone,“ and in 2019, a crossword is expected to be published in The Times. This is his second (and first Sunday). Jeff Chen has been a regular contributor since 2010. Other crossword puzzles with exactly 100 blocks, 131 words, 110 open squares, and an average word length of 5.14: In the spirit of Lincoln`s ability to love his enemies and work with his opponents, I wanted to highlight something Nate Cardin said a few weeks ago that both impressed and inspired me.
So many people today insult the other side so vehemently, convinced that this will force the damn idiots to come to their senses. It often does the opposite, causing a deeper and deeper anchoring. In this view, unusual responses are colored based on the number of times they have occurred in other puzzles. Unambiguous answers are red, red replaces orange, yellow replacements, etc. To learn more about Lincoln, read Doris Kearns Goodwin`s book „Team of Rivals.“ This is a must. Many thanks to Jeff for experiencing this with me. The trade-offs were difficult, but the 150+ email exchange paid off. I hope his message can help some people – myself included – move towards a more open-minded and generous mentality, where thoughtful discussions and polite debates could bring about positive change. Puzzle has 11 fill indices and 4 cross-reference tips. The next two sections attempt to show how up-to-date the grid entries are.
Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era, but used before. Other puzzles with the same block pattern as this one: We hope you enjoy this puzzle as we prepare to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the LINCOLN MEMORIAL (5/30/22). I am honoured and delighted to be part of today`s publication. The story of how Lincoln came to power and eventually became both the „SAVIOR OF THE UNION“ and the „GREAT EMANCIPATOR“ is impressive. When I think about his life, I think what I admire most about HONEST ABE is his firm determination to love his enemies and work with his political opponents. If only the excerpt „WITH MALICE AGAINST NO ONE WITH CHARITY FOR ALL“ was symmetrical. „. On the contrary, it is up to us here to devote ourselves here to the great task that awaits us – that we take to these honored dead with increasing devotion to the cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we are determined here that these dead did not die in vain – that this nation under God, will have a new birth of freedom – and this government of the people, by the people, for the people, will not disappear from the earth. There are 21 rows and 21 columns with 0 rebus squares and 14 cheater squares (marked with a „+“ in the colored grid below). It is a pleasure to work with Dan.
Not only can he more than hold up technically, but he`s not afraid to ask the tough questions and pause or restart a build if something goes wrong. More importantly, he tries to ask the question „What would make Löser the happiest?“ above his own needs.