9×9, 26 words, 6 tiny blocks. This is the equivalent of, like, a 52 word 15×15. I think. Badass. I think.
I learned about the “runt puz” concept through Rex’s blog comments section and found the little niblets to be wonderful and quite difficult. Check them out here and try your luck. I wouldn’t call this or the previous mini-themeless a runt puz, but more like a puzzle going through its awkward phase.
Even though the real estate is limited and precious, there is still some unsavory fill– including the second time a word list word turns out not to be a word but we think it’s a word until we find out it’s not a word– cough7Dcough.
Anyway, Brayden and I hope you enjoy this little guy!