Puzzle in honor of Merl Reagle – enjoy!
Puzzle #49: “Freestyle 17”
Difficulty: HARD…but the payoff should be nice
Happy TUESDAY, everyone–
Forgive the almost-24-hour delay; I actually had a puzzle ready as normal, but decided to postpone it to this coming week. That’s right: the puzzle that you’re solving today was not part of the initial plan…in fact, it was only just conceived in the wee hours of these past two days. It may appear to be a 72-word freestyle, but you may notice that there are a few odd pieces–compromises, perhaps–in the fill. Could this mean that there is a veiled theme lurking in the grid? That’s for you all to find out! This took me many, many iterations to fully flesh out, and if I may say, the final result is one of my favorite puzzles I’ve ever made. May you enjoy solving it as…
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