Hot says it was supposed to be (9).
Puzzazz kick lately while I’m riding the El or waiting for a train. Having finished the Mike Selinker book, I’m working on Medium Cryptics with Rare Grids by Harvey Estes. Estes is known mainly for regular crosswords, but he does block cryptic as well, and these 20 puzzles all have grids that are out of the ordinary (I wouldn’t call them “rare” though). Mainly they have something less than 15 whites in the outside rows and columns, so they aren’t square.
The Nation Puzzle No. 3,302Link to puzzle: http://www.thenation.com/article/177011/puzzle-no-3302
Degree of difficulty (by standards of this weekly puzzle): Hard--several typical Hot and Trazom twists including one twistier than usual (12a). The glitch in the enumeration had me stuck for a while too.