There are 15 rows and 15 columns, with 0 rebus squares, and a couple of cheater squares (marked with “+” within the colorized grid beneath.)
The grid makes use of 23 of 26 letters, lacking JQZ.
It has regular rotational symmetry.
Average phrase size: 4.79, Scrabble rating: 300, Scrabble common: 1.60.
Puzzle has 10 fill-in-the-blank clues and 1 cross-reference clue.
This puzzle has 2 distinctive reply phrases.
It has 0 phrases that debuted on this puzzle and
had been later reused:
These phrases are distinctive to the Shortz Era however have appeared in pre-Shortz puzzles:
These 27 reply phrases are usually not authorized Scrabble™ entries, which generally means they’re fascinating:
Day of week comparisons
The inexperienced highlighted squares present which each day puzzle common is closest to this puzzle for every statistical class.
Distribution of reply phrases by size
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Various thumbnail views are proven:
- Standard view exhibits the grid sample most clearly
- Open Squares (these which do not contact any block, even diagonally) are blue
- Vowel distribution
- Scrabble rating makes use of the identical coloration key as above
- Freshness view exhibits distinctive solutions in pink (see colorized grid beneath)
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Unusual or lengthy phrases that seem elsewhere:
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Topologically related grids
Other crosswords with precisely 38 blocks, 78 phrases, 63 open squares, and a median phrase size of 4.79:
Colorized grid for Mon Dec 19, 2022
The subsequent two sections try to point out how contemporary the grid entries are.
In this view, uncommon solutions are coloured relying on how usually they’ve appeared in different puzzles.
Unique solutions are in pink, pink overwrites orange which overwrites yellow, and so forth.
Cheater squares are indicated with a + signal.
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FF: 16.7 – 24.1 percentile, 58.5 Monday percentile
Freshness Factor is a calculation that compares the variety of occasions phrases on this puzzle have appeared
in different Shortz Era puzzles.
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The chart beneath exhibits what number of occasions every phrase has been used throughout all NYT puzzles, previous and fashionable together with Variety.