Why yes, there are two 14s in today's themeless. They're kind of the red-headed stepchildren of crossword answers, but since I'm a redhead myself, I can relate. Sure, I've used 14s plenty of times before in themed puzzles, and more often than not I've just, ahem, "cheated" by shaving off a column of squares (like here). But if you're putting a 14-letter answer in a 15, ain't no way to do it without putting an extra black square to pad it out. Still, when you've got a great seed answer (no points for guessing which one), you just have to use it.
Share the puzzle. New one on Thursday.