Oh, the 14 letter word. The bastard child of the crossword world. It's just not big enough to stretch across the traditionally-sized 15x15 canvas. It will never be seen with a black square chaperone. And as such, its appearance in a grid invariavbly makes L-shaped fingers an appearance. Even worse, some snooty folk call those cheaters. And for whatever reason, puzzlemakers tend to look down at cheaters. As if using an extra black square doesn't make you worthy enough. (I am guilty of that at times too.) And so, 14 letter words hardly ever make an appearance in themelesses. Well, when you've got two juicy answers that are both 14 letters long, you just have to use them. Cheaters be damned. Enjoy.
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