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Glitch in the Matrix

· By Nick · Published 2023-08-28T14:33:28.799Z

Meta Prompt
Wait a second . . . he's still alive? Did those people at CERN rip open a hole in the space time continuum with the large hadron collider? At any rate, hopefully this puzzle helps jog your memory -- one way or another. The meta answer is the namesake of the psychological phenomenon on display.
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  • Sendhil Revuluri 🤓4:35 · 2023-09-03T07:18:29.551Z
    Nice! (Not to be confused — as I did — with the Streisand Effect!)
    • Nick constructor · 2023-09-13T23:44:59.765Z
      Ha a little different!
    • kurtalert 🤓3:48 · 2023-09-13T19:04:59.373Z
      Very interesting - had to Google - I had no idea that this phenomenon had a name! Great puzzle, thanks!
      • Nick constructor · 2023-09-13T23:45:20.512Z
        Thanks! Yeah it's a fun little internet theory.
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      Subside, like inclement weather
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      Across
      1. 1A
        Subside, like inclement weather
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        Cookie recipe step
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        Tiny parasitic arachnid
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        Protective atmospheric layer
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        European stadium exaltations
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        Another, in Acapulco (fem.)
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        Cereal brand where (spoiler alert) the colors don't actually correspond to the alleged flavors
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        "The cause of and the solution to all of life's problems," per Homer Simpson
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        Tit for ____
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        Start over
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        Hulk-creating rays
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        Minuscule amounts
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        Yanks on
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        Ranch area for dining
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        Background song on many a TikTok with high-pitched cries of dismay
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        Multicolored iridescent gemstone
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        Tint
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        Start-up loan org.
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        Eponymous ursine children's book series created by the late Stan and Jan
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        Title for Schumer, Manchin, and Romney
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        Library warning
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        A little off the top, say
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        QR code scan result, often
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        Obstacle, whether figurative or literal
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        Fiona from "Shrek" (at least after her initial introduction)
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        Pond blooms
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        Anglo-Saxon lord, in Scotland, perhaps
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        "____ to recall . . ."
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        *NSYNC hit, when tripled
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        Completely captivated, with attention
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        Lunchables maker with a distinctive vehicle promoting their other products
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        Fairy tale opener
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        Voting coalition
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        Log-in finisher?
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        Marquis de ____
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        Comedians MacFarlane or Meyers
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        Tea to spill?
      Down
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        Angle of a club head or barn's upper floor
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        Vampire Weekend rocker Koenig
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        Pester, in a way
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        One, in certain spots
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        Gas, in Glasgow
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        College students supporting the Hollywood writer's strike: "Warner Brothers Discovery CEO was met with ____ BU graduation."
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        Succulent plants
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        Retained possession
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        Female priest or count finisher
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        Island near Trinidad
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        Agenda entries
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        Taqueria condiment
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        Gold purity measure
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        30 Seconds to Mars frontman
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        Potato or paintball, to name two
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        Chill in neutral
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        Story continuing adverb
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        Car door or private area entry keys, sometimes
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        Fencing blade
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        Make money
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        Yvette's yes
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        Quick chuckle
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        Asian woman's garment
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        Cheesy yet wholesome comedy actress Alison from "Community" and "GLOW"
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        Low-grade auditory euphoria, or why some Twitch streams are licking microphones, for short
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        Individual IDs on forms
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        Calendar header
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        Raison d'____
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        Protégé
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        Jargon suffix
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        Peroxide-based whitener
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        It follows teen or man
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        Drove with force
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        Others, in Oaxaca (masc.)
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        Ivory Coast neighbor
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        '90s hip-hop purchase from Sam Goody, maybe
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        Fred from Scooby-Doo's neckwear
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        Wight, e.g.
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        Computer memory unit
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        Violently throw an object, to Gen Z
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        Blunders
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        Delivery pros
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        Hydrocarbon suffix
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