Average Length: 5.50
The seed for this was 33/36 Across, which (complete with the clue), randomly popped up while I was doing something important like shaving or playing electronic Yahtzee. Then I slapped down 1 Across and decided I had to work in 14 Across as a complement. (We’re big into pickles in our family. And deli mustard.) Enjoy, and “have some eat,” as my grandma used to say.