Had to double check the word count, but yes, there it is; a measly 68 words in this grid. Just by eyeballing it it looks like a 72 worder, but maybe now that I'm typing this, I'm looking at the white splotch in the center. After you solve it, it will be screamingly obvious what the seed entry was. And yes, that's a mighty unfriendly entry for two different reasons. Those reasons (encoded in ROT13) are: Gur fcna bs yrggref GFOLQEQE va ORNGFOLQEQER vfa'g gur sevraqyvrfg pyhfgre gb qrny jvgu. Nyfb, vg'f guvegrra yrggref ybat, juvpu nqqf gb gur htyl tevq cnggrea.
Favorite clue in the puzzle is 34-Across.
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