One effect of this rule is to make the constrctor's job more difficult, but another is that the player gets two shots at a tough cell, not just one.
Clues influence your result.
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The secret to designing a good grid is to break it up significantly enough not to have to fill in mammoth sections of white.
The spreadsheet now also contains a sheet that allows you to chart your times, to see whether you're getting faster or slower.
And while I'm on this example, let me wedge in another tip, trick or hint:
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By contrast, the range of the averages for my NYT Mondays 7:
Now that's irony.