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Author Topic: Grid design query  (Read 366 times)

zinaphile

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Grid design query
« on: March 08, 2020, 05:12:38 PM »
I have a 15x15 puzzle aimed at a Wed difficulty (NYT standards). Fourth column in from the NE and SW corners I have 4 blocks lined up vertically, leading to a stack of 4 three letter words, each going across.  A 2 or 3 high stack like this is pretty common, but I don't recall seeing a stack of 4. Is this in some way taboo? Trying to figure out how hard to work on getting a different grid design to work - no luck so far.
 
FWIW - crossing these stacks are two 9's and a 5.  Overall I have 39 total blocks, 72 words, 5.17 mean length.   


mmcbs

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Re: Grid design query
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2020, 05:24:54 PM »
Seems like a high block count for a 72 word grid. There's no "rule" about a line of 4 blocks, however. If you'd be interested in having another set of eyes look at it, shoot me an email with the grid and your theme entry letter counts. McClain.salem@gmail.com.
Mark McClain
Salem, Virginia, USA
https://crosswordsbymark.wordpress.com/

 


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