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DOWNLOADABLE PUZZLE: Unthemely #1
I decided that it would be fun to construct some non-themed crossword puzzles using entries from my New Additions files as seeds. The first in this “Unthemely” series is downloadable as a .puz file. I’ll discuss the seed entry in a future blog post.
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This entry made me think about the relative popularity of phrases in the form “___ cones” where the blank is a coniferous tree. Based on Google hits, “pine cones” is the unsurprising winner. “Spruce cones” and “cedar cones” returned a respectable number of hits, with “larch cones” trailing a bit. “Yew cones” is a phrase that’s not exactly padding out the search-term lists.
I scored the FIVE???? entries that referred to some unit of measure in the 35-45 range. I didn’t spend time thinking of specific clue options for all of these entries. I kept the entries in the list if I felt positive intuition that some the term could refer to something familiar.