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By Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta CrosswordPublished 12 days ago

Constructor's Note: The answer to this week's meta is a professional athlete.
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  • Mike D 9:33聽路聽12 days ago
    Great puzzle! Kind of embarrassing but I only just learned that a rude person was a BOOR
    4D BOORRude one
    and not a BOAR 馃槀. Time for the meta!
    • Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword constructor聽路聽12 days ago
      I think if you called someone a BOAR it would have the same effect, so it's close enough for me! lol
      • Sara Cantor 7:42聽路聽12 days ago
        same! was my last square, had no idea
        • Mike D 9:33聽路聽12 days ago
          Makes me feel better that I鈥檓 not the only one! 馃槀
      • MamaEllen 馃17:46聽路聽12 days ago
        Nice one!
      • mpmanning 47:51聽路聽12 days ago
        Neat!
      • Taylor Johnson 15:59聽路聽12 days ago
        This one was a lot of fun, now to figure out the meta!
        • Taylor Johnson 15:59聽路聽12 days ago
          Also, halfway through I realized this puzzle isn鈥檛 rotationally symmetrical.. feels so different haha
          • Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword constructor聽路聽11 days ago
            Yup! Some construction constraints made me change up the symmetry a bit. But I kind of like it - a little bit of a fresh feel!
            • Taylor Johnson 15:59聽路聽11 days ago
              It did feel fresh! Also, today鈥檚 NYT puzzle was also mirror symmetry, not rotational... must be new trend!
          • Tony H 馃5:54聽路聽8 days ago
            Hey -- new to these, but they're really well made.
            Question about the meta -- is the athlete a specific one, or just a type of athlete? Or is that too specific a question to ask?
            • Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword constructor聽路聽8 days ago
              Thanks! Glad you're enjoying them! That's a perfectly valid question - I'm looking for a specific athlete's name as the answer to this one.
            • spikeydlux 馃7:11聽路聽7 days ago
              My first cw here, really enjoyed this one!
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              Across
              1. 1A
                Cover on a wound
              2. 5A
                Attack
              3. 10A
                "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" group
              4. 14A
                Purple bubble tea flavor
              5. 15A
                Republic that has consistently had the highest COVID vaccination rates of any US state or territory
              6. 16A
                Scold, with "at"
              7. 17A
                River with headwaters in the Cantabrian Mountains
              8. 18A
                Approves
              9. 19A
                Or ___
              10. 20A
                "Bye Bye ___" (1963 film)
              11. 22A
                Olympic awards
              12. 24A
                Dallas basketballer, for short
              13. 25A
                Served with ice cream
              14. 27A
                Cock's partner
              15. 29A
                USA Today puzzle editor Erik
              16. 31A
                Charged atom
              17. 32A
                Small hill
              18. 34A
                Paparazzi's target, for short
              19. 35A
                Furious
              20. 36A
                "Bald" icon of the United States
              21. 37A
                Scooby-Doo, for one
              22. 39A
                Place for a marathon runner's number
              23. 40A
                ___ whiz
              24. 43A
                I'm going to borrow David's clue because it's too good: "Having trouble learning your German articles? Don't worry, we've all been ___" (ba dum ksh)
              25. 45A
                Male offspring
              26. 46A
                Not yet figured out: abbr.
              27. 49A
                Greeting that originated on the Indian subcontinent
              28. 51A
                Painter and sculptor who spent most of his life in Spain (although I bet you can guess where he was born!)
              29. 53A
                One who usually has a Ph.D.
              30. 54A
                Set out
              31. 56A
                Apiece
              32. 57A
                Bird with a massive wingspan
              33. 60A
                Expectations (but not the ones needed for this meta) that are often arbitrary and unrealistic
              34. 66A
                Author Dahl of "The BFG"
              35. 67A
                Type of foil made into hats by conspiracy theorists
              36. 68A
                Elegant
              37. 69A
                Performs better than
              38. 70A
                ___-warrior
              39. 71A
                The other "Sin City" (this one's in New York)
              Down
              1. 1D
                ___ Genevieve, MO
              2. 2D
                Sauerkraut before it's fermented
              3. 3D
                The A of ETA
              4. 4D
                Rude one
              5. 5D
                Ruin
              6. 6D
                Prepare to fire
              7. 7D
                Greeting in Fortaleza
              8. 8D
                "Everybody Loves" him
              9. 9D
                Thought it over
              10. 10D
                Calculation in many real estate listings
              11. 11D
                Selfish athlete
              12. 12D
                Hoover competitor
              13. 13D
                If Disney ever buys Yuengling, I hope they change their slogan to "An ___ as old as time"
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                Oddly enough, they seem to have become their own 60-Across
                Expectations (but not the ones needed for this meta) that are often arbitrary and unrealistic[---------------]
                for middle-aged men
              15. 23D
                Making people miss, in hockey lingo
              16. 24D
                Guy who always introduced himself first in Apple commercials
              17. 26D
                Bird hunted by the Maori
              18. 28D
                Division for the Phils
              19. 30D
                Color that universally means "stop"
              20. 33D
                Apprehend
              21. 38D
                Coasts, as one might do in a class
              22. 39D
                Town confused with Ipswich in a famous Monty Python sketch
              23. 40D
                Econ fig. that's not quite as accurate as the one with "D" in it
              24. 41D
                Big Dumbo feature
              25. 42D
                Genre for Sunny Day Real Estate
              26. 44D
                Sample for a second time
              27. 45D
                Red hot chili pepper
              28. 46D
                "Spill the ___" ("Share the gossip", in modern lingo)
              29. 47D
                Method I use to email all Pandora's Blocks solvers each week
              30. 48D
                Homer's catchphrase
              31. 50D
                To ___ (too much for one's own good)
              32. 52D
                Treat again, as icy roads
              33. 55D
                Room with lots of insulation
              34. 58D
                Ford models of yore
              35. 59D
                Aztecs' sch.
              36. 60D
                "I'll return shortly", in a text
              37. 61D
                Abbr. for a law-abiding hirer
              38. 62D
                Roadside assistance org.
              39. 63D
                L.L. Bean competitor
              40. 64D
                Boxing Day mo.
              41. 65D
                Genre for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
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