There are 21 rows and 22 columns, with 54 shaded squares, 0 rebus squares, and a pair of cheater squares (marked with “+” within the colorized grid beneath.)
The grid makes use of 24 of 26 letters, lacking QZ.
It has regular 180-degree rotational crossword symmetry.
Average phrase size: 5.28, Scrabble rating: 650, Scrabble common: 1.68.
Puzzle has 9 fill-in-the-blank clues and 4 cross-reference clues.
This puzzle has 7 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 55 reply phrases are usually not authorized Scrabble™ entries, which generally means they’re attention-grabbing:
Day of week comparisons
Distribution of reply phrases by size
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Various thumbnail views are proven:
- Standard view reveals 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 colour key as above
- Freshness view reveals distinctive solutions in purple (see colorized grid beneath)
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Colorized grid for Sun Sep 11, 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 typically they’ve appeared in different puzzles.
Unique solutions are in purple, purple overwrites orange which overwrites yellow, and so on.
Cheater squares are indicated with a + signal.
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FF: 40.0 – 70.9 percentile, 66.1 Sunday 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 reveals what number of occasions every phrase has been used throughout all NYT puzzles, previous and trendy together with Variety.