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PUZZLE: Unthemely #68



I’ve been reviewing old Unthemely crosswords with an editorial eye to get a sense of the attributes that are inappropriate for a mainstream venue. Some puzzles are ineligible due to the 16×16 size or a dated seed entry, but in other cases the problem stems from a poor spelling variant or grid duplication that I chose to accept. These irregularities can often be eliminated with a simple grid fix. Unthemely #68 is based on a grid fix of an earlier puzzle but not a simple one. I kept one entry from the old puzzle (not the original seed entry) and started anew.

Readers have been discussing my Notable Characters puzzle on Twitter and via email. I have received several correct answers and have posted the solution in the comments of that post.

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