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Themeless... kinda?

◆◆ · By Aaron · Published 4 months ago

Constructor's Note: Medium-Challenging themeless (or is it?). I've been trying to get this grid to work for many months. I'm putting it out to end constructor's block and start work on some new ideas for themed puzzles.
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  • Mike D 🤓12:00 · 4 months ago
    Nice one Aaron! I like the kind of light "theme" that this one has - very enjoyable!
    • Ben Zoon 24:15 · 4 months ago
      Nice job! We need more puzzles made for our fellow constructors.
      1AFormer legendary Lower East Side punk venue
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      Across
      1. 1A
        Former legendary Lower East Side punk venue
      2. 5A
        E followers
      3. 9A
        Bane of a themeless solver (I sure hope there isn't one here!)
      4. 15A
        Chart-topper of 2006
      5. 16A
        Onion relative
      6. 17A
        "______ you glad I didn't say banana?"
      7. 18A
        1A
        Former legendary Lower East Side punk venue[----]
        and others
      8. 19A
        French 101 verb
      9. 20A
        18A
        1A and others[----]
        quaff (if only I were successful in fitting GREENPAINT in this grid...)
      10. 21A
        Eno or Ono, for two... or the bane of a themeless constructor
      11. 24A
        ESPN alternative, to a hoser
      12. 25A
        Harbinger of urban gentrification, oftentimes
      13. 30A
        Booty
      14. 31A
        Kind of muscle
      15. 32A
        1968 NASA launch designed to test the Saturn V rocket
      16. 36A
        PO Box contents
      17. 37A
        1998 Dixie Chicks album... or one possible goal for a themeless constructor
      18. 41A
        King of the Empire State Building?
      19. 42A
        Boost the bass or turn down the treble, to Nigel Godrich
      20. 43A
        Gordon or Morgan, for example
      21. 47A
        "____-à-brac"
      22. 48A
        Peripherals used for installing Myst
      23. 50A
        Chevrolet sister brand
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        37A
        1998 Dixie Chicks album... or one possible goal for a themeless constructor[--------------]
        , for one... or a themeless constructor's pride and joy
      25. 57A
        Ape
      26. 61A
        Street-cart coffee dispensers
      27. 62A
        Brake part
      28. 63A
        Jingoistic chant
      29. 64A
        Mausoleum locale
      30. 65A
        Afrobeat pioneer Kuti
      31. 66A
        Haunter's evolved form
      32. 67A
        "It's never ____ better"
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        Troubles
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        Network with a Street beat
      2. 2D
        Putin's steed, in an old meme
      3. 3D
        Halal-cart order
      4. 4D
        Bruce Springsteen's nickname (with "The")
      5. 5D
        Aviated, like Han?
      6. 6D
        "Time for a piggyback ride!"
      7. 7D
        Monsieur, over the Rhine
      8. 8D
        Postwar Japanese PM Hayato
      9. 9D
        Beckons at
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        Seize
      11. 11D
        McGonagall's "The ___ Bridge Disaster" (often considered the worst poem ever written)
      12. 12D
        Gerund suffix
      13. 13D
        45D
        13D-filled blockbuster[------]
        draw, for some moviegoers
      14. 14D
        Jeopardy! contestant Jennings
      15. 22D
        Wrap
      16. 23D
        Be human, in a way
      17. 26D
        Like lime
      18. 27D
        Major ending?
      19. 28D
        Mythology that's Hel to study?
      20. 29D
        Indicators of an nervous speaker
      21. 30D
        Final release of Bowie's Berlin trilogy
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        "May I have _____ with you?"
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        Longed (for)
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        Avian formation
      25. 35D
        NYT journo's ask
      26. 38D
        Grunge vis-à-vis rock, for one
      27. 39D
        Pizza cheese often described as umami
      28. 40D
        Author Munro known for her short stories
      29. 41D
        Double Down purveyor, for short
      30. 44D
        Cocktail imbibed on a Sunday morning
      31. 45D
        13D
        45D draw, for some moviegoers[---]
        -filled blockbuster
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        ___ tamid (sanctuary lamp)
      33. 49D
        Fowl cooking?
      34. 52D
        Yen
      35. 53D
        Tag for a blue link on Reddit?
      36. 54D
        Div. school subj.
      37. 55D
        Discord server building-block
      38. 56D
        "The ____ Have It"
      39. 57D
        Wrinkly dog
      40. 58D
        Enzyme suffix
      41. 59D
        Eyeless theocracy?
      42. 60D
        It might be cut at a wedding
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