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A Match Made From Seven

โ–  ยท By Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword ยท Published about 1 year ago

Constructor's Note: The answer to this week's meta is something that can be shuffled. This week's puzzle is constructed by Dani Raymon.
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  • Mike D ๐Ÿค“11:59ย ยทย about 1 year ago
    Great puzzle Dani! Always impressive to see a clever new way to clue OREO
    58A OREOCookie with two discs (in two senses)
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    • Mike D ๐Ÿค“11:59ย ยทย about 1 year ago
      Think I just figured out the meta - nice construction! The solution reminds me of me of evenings spent at the local dive bar - missing that this year!
    • Byron ๐Ÿค“10:20ย ยทย about 1 month ago
      The Scrabble theme is clear, the meta not so much.
      1AMinor anomaly
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      Across
      1. 1A
        Minor anomaly
      2. 5A
        Like -40 ยฐC and -40 ยฐF, surprisingly
      3. 10A
        Word with black or car
      4. 14A
        Cray-cray
      5. 15A
        Desensitizes
      6. 16A
        Musk associated with space travel
      7. 17A
        Memorable times
      8. 18A
        Like a fork
      9. 19A
        Fast-swimming shark
      10. 20A
        Deteriorated
      11. 22A
        Bone-to-muscle connector
      12. 23A
        Onyx or opal
      13. 24A
        Turn her name upside down, and... wow!
      14. 25A
        Grid that has the same exact dimensions as a regular crossword puzzle
      15. 32A
        Be a bad winner
      16. 33A
        Times New ___
      17. 34A
        Modern address
      18. 36A
        It's almost a meter
      19. 37A
        Privileged people
      20. 38A
        Ice sheet
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        N.Y.C. sports venue
      22. 40A
        Group of witches
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        Directors Ethan and Joel
      24. 42A
        One of several usually needed to succeed (which can be done by focusing on tile values, special squares, and the official online dictionary)
      25. 45A
        Issa ___ of "Insecure"
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        Objective
      27. 47A
        "Gosh, that's so annoying!"
      28. 50A
        Crooner who was nicknamed "Mr. C."
      29. 56A
        Sci. course
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        Oregon's capital, though the city name is most associated with Massachusetts
      31. 58A
        Cookie with two discs (in two senses)
      32. 59A
        A Hemsworth
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        San Antonio landmark
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        Chrissy ___ of "This Is Us"
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        Unprepossessing
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        Headlight gas
      37. 64A
        Wan
      Down
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        Sucked, or the opposite of sucked
      2. 2D
        Old stories
      3. 3D
        Words of confidence
      4. 4D
        Like a course taken by an alum
      5. 5D
        Bury
      6. 6D
        Wisecrack
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        Denial with a fake moment of deliberation
      8. 8D
        Aid's partner
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        Acid
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        Aunt who will be going away, per a 2020 announcement
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        Disney composer Menken who became an EGOT winner in 2020
      12. 12D
        Something commonly consumed, or an illegal substance
      13. 13D
        "I ___, right?"
      14. 21D
        Nipple
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        Any day now
      16. 24D
        Execs' degrees
      17. 25D
        Date line?
      18. 26D
        Queen Elizabeth's last one died in 2018
      19. 27D
        "Great job!"
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        Big fan
      21. 29D
        Fix, as text
      22. 30D
        Sovereign
      23. 31D
        Long-distance shooter?
      24. 32D
        School area that sounds like a guy's name
      25. 35D
        ___ Miz
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        Inventor Elias or N.H.L. M.V.P. Gordie
      27. 38D
        Lethargic state after a 49-Down
        Repast[----]
      28. 40D
        Last name associated with the movies "Shanghai Chest" and "Shanghai Noon"
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        Sch. in Hamilton Hts., Manhattan
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        One of five won by Billie Eilish in 2020 (or by FINNEAS, her brother)
      31. 44D
        Religious address
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        Legal rights org.
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        Supporter of the American Revolution
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        Repast
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        Wan
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        Flamboyance
      37. 52D
        San ___, Italian city after which a luxury C.P.W. building is named
      38. 53D
        Mine finds
      39. 54D
        "Breaking Bad" drug
      40. 55D
        Seeping
      41. 57D
        Adolphe with an instrument named after him
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