There are 15 rows and 15 columns, with 0 rebus squares, and 6 cheater squares (marked with “+” in the colorized grid below.)
The grid uses 24 of 26 letters, missing QX.
It has normal rotational symmetry.
Average word length: 4.87, Scrabble score: 339, Scrabble average: 1.83.
Puzzle has 6 fill-in-the-blank clues and 0 cross-reference clues.
This puzzle has 5 unique answer words.
It has 0 words that debuted in this puzzle and
were later reused:
These 23 answer words are not legal Scrabble™ entries, which sometimes means they are interesting:
Day of week comparisons
The green highlighted squares show which daily puzzle average is closest to this puzzle for each statistical category.
Distribution of answer words by length
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- Vowel distribution
- Scrabble score uses the same color key as above
- Freshness view shows unique answers in red (see colorized grid below)
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Colorized grid for Wed Nov 15, 2023
The next two sections attempt to show how fresh the grid entries are.
In this view, unusual answers are colored depending on how often they have appeared in other puzzles.
Unique answers are in red, red overwrites orange which overwrites yellow, etc.
Cheater squares are indicated with a + sign.
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Freshness score: 35.5 – 48.9 overall percentile, 78.3 Wednesday percentile
Freshness Factor is a calculation that compares the number of times words in this puzzle have appeared
in other Shortz Era puzzles.
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The chart below shows how many times each word has been used across all NYT puzzles, old and modern including Variety.