Well, that's better now, isn't it? After Mental Floss ran the debacle that was Bryan Dugan's "How is a Crossword Puzzle Made?," and sites like mine eviscerated it, they atoned and got Matt Gaffney, a (gasp) professional puzzle maker, to write an articulate article on the same subject. Phew. Crisis resolved. That was a close one. Let's make sure that doesn't happen again next time, okay? Okay.
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Share the puzzle. New one one Monday.