Puzzle #8: Sleigh Ride
Santa’s reindeer’s names do not lend themselves to being arranged symetrically, until I realized they could be paired together like I’ve done here. This way, they comprise 3 13-letter entries and 3 5-letter entries. Getting the 5’s to intersect with the central answer was a lucky stroke. 13’s are awkward inside a 15×15, so I made this one 13×17; it’s extra tall to make up for its narrowness. (15×15=225 and 13×17=221, so I owe you 4 squares.)
ROANS and MAXI are a little tricky, but hopefully you were able to get them from the crossings. The ANGST clue is a little throwback to the mixed feeling theme from last week.