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By Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword ยท Published about 1 month ago

Constructor's Note: The answer to this week's meta is a specific sports event (include the name and the year in your submission).
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  • Mike D ๐Ÿค“11:03ย ยทย about 1 month ago
    Nice grid! For some reason when I first saw the trick I interpreted it as "one letter is missing from some words" and it took me a while to realize they were rebuses! I wonder if those have something to do with the meta...
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    Across
    1. 1A
      Joined in the tune, without opening one's mouth
    2. 7A
      Corporate bigwig: abbr.
    3. 10A
      Grp. that recommends flossing
    4. 13A
      Have ___ (be heard)
    5. 14A
      What you used to use if you missed a program on TV
    6. 15A
      Acronym meaning "right now!"
    7. 16A
      One attending an event at Citi Field (who was likely disappointed with the matchup in this grid)
    8. 17A
      Ascend a 48-Down
      Natural feature on some similarly named energy bars[-----]
    9. 19A
      Henri who painted "Le bonheur de vivre"
    10. 21A
      Resident's of Tibet's capital
    11. 22A
      Last card flipped up in Texas hold 'em
    12. 24A
      Inseparable pals, for short
    13. 27A
      Highways: abbr.
    14. 28A
      ___ The Sunshine Band
    15. 32A
      Workplace that gives everyone a fair shot: abbr.
    16. 33A
      Military positions w/o directives from POTUS
    17. 35A
      Up until now
    18. 37A
      Peaceful ___ of power
    19. 39A
      Get ready
    20. 40A
      Scribble
    21. 41A
      Their success is down to the wire
    22. 42A
      Its level is rising at an alarming rate
    23. 43A
      Polite, quick affimative
    24. 44A
      "Un poco ___" (song from "Coco")
    25. 46A
      Challenge for a vet
    26. 47A
      Swiss Miss product
    27. 50A
      Item you could find in Ikea and Barnes and Noble
    28. 54A
      Cause one to fret
    29. 58A
      Out of jail, but with some conditions
    30. 60A
      Words that often mean the exact opposite of what they technically mean
    31. 61A
      One of the last things Hamilton ever did
    32. 62A
      Cousin of Inc.
    33. 63A
      Palm leaves
    34. 64A
      Key to getting out?
    35. 65A
      Letters spoken by a ghost
    36. 66A
      "See the ___ for the trees"
    Down
    1. 1D
      Jon of "Black Mirror"
    2. 2D
      The iris is part of it
    3. 3D
      Feminist and abolitionist Lucretia
    4. 4D
      Toys that have their own island in "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"
    5. 5D
      Bitcoin, for one
    6. 6D
      Not bright
    7. 7D
      Rank for Bill Adama in "Battlestar Galactica": abbr.
    8. 8D
      Slowly progress forward, as all species
    9. 9D
      Word after symphony or philharmonic
    10. 10D
      "Heat of the Moment" band
    11. 11D
      "Hot ___!" -Raymond Holt, of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, after correctly guessing why Amy was late
    12. 12D
      Is it fair to say these are like podcasts for the police? Probably not, but I'm gonna keep this clue anyway: abbr.
    13. 15D
      Gore and Roker, for two
    14. 18D
      Plymouth Reliant or Dodge Aries, for one
    15. 20D
      Word accompanied by "404: Page Not Found"
    16. 23D
      With 51-Down
      See 23-Down[----]
      , campaign to combat sexual assault and domestic violence
    17. 24D
      She played Pamela in "Friday the 13th"
    18. 25D
      The F in F=ma
    19. 26D
      Spiders and the dark, for two common ones
    20. 28D
      Single-serve coffee pod, for short
    21. 29D
      Similarly speedy
    22. 30D
      Nostrils
    23. 31D
      Really not look forward to
    24. 33D
      Internet abbr. that means "wait until you get home to look at this"
    25. 34D
      Time for Yo-Yo Ma to shine
    26. 36D
      "For ___ a jolly good fellow"
    27. 38D
      Setting in "Forrest Gump", for short
    28. 39D
      Burden of ___
    29. 41D
      Secretly include on an email chain: abbr.
    30. 45D
      Giuseppe Verdi's penultimate opera (which is based on a Shakespeare play)
    31. 46D
      Convincingly look like
    32. 47D
      Laughing syllable, according to other crosswords (but does anyone really laugh like this?)
    33. 48D
      Natural feature on some similarly named energy bars
    34. 49D
      Concluding bit of audio
    35. 50D
      Indicate
    36. 51D
      See 23-Down
      With 51-Down, campaign to combat sexual assault and domestic violence[---]
    37. 52D
      Intl. resource extraction group
    38. 53D
      1000 energy units: abbr.
    39. 55D
      One of four on most forks
    40. 56D
      They can be loose
    41. 57D
      Word paired with relaxation
    42. 59D
      Environmentally friendly prefix
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