Wednesday, September 12, 2018

"Wide-Open Wednesday II," by John Guzzetta

Constructor's Comments

When I first started constructing themeless puzzles in 2016, I dared not stray far from the same basic grid pattern of triple-stacks in each corner (see, for example, The New York Times 1/27/17, 5/19/18, and this Friday, 9/14/18).  Which meant that my notebook was full of 11-letter seed answers.  In 2017, I got my legs under me enough to venture into more challenging and interlocking designs.  But I still had a whole bunch of 11-letter seeds to try out.  Thus, RAREFIED AIR and SERIAL DATER were the seeds for this puzzle.  Enjoy!

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