There are 15 rows and 15 columns, with 0 rebus squares, and a couple of cheater squares (marked with “+” within the colorized grid under.)
The grid makes use of 24 of 26 letters, lacking JQ.
It has regular rotational symmetry.
Average phrase size: 4.74, Scrabble rating: 319, Scrabble common: 1.72.
Puzzle has 6 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
have been later reused:
These phrases are distinctive to the Shortz Era however have appeared in pre-Shortz puzzles:
These 22 reply phrases will not be authorized Scrabble™ entries, which generally means they’re attention-grabbing:
Day of week comparisons
The inexperienced highlighted squares present which every 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 purple (see colorized grid under)
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Unusual or lengthy phrases that seem elsewhere:
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Topologically comparable grids
Other crosswords with precisely 40 blocks, 78 phrases, 69 open squares, and a median phrase size of 4.74:
Colorized grid for Mon Dec 26, 2022
The subsequent two sections try to indicate how recent the grid entries are.
In this view, uncommon solutions are coloured relying on how typically they’ve appeared in different puzzles.
Unique solutions are in purple, purple overwrites orange which overwrites yellow, and many others.
Cheater squares are indicated with a + signal.
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FF: 6.5 – 10.2 percentile, 29.0 Monday percentile
Freshness Factor is a calculation that compares the variety of instances phrases on this puzzle have appeared
in different Shortz Era puzzles.
Click right here for a proof.
The chart under exhibits what number of instances every phrase has been used throughout all NYT puzzles, previous and fashionable together with Variety.