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Herbicide: To Scrap A Volkswagen Beetle

By Resident Mutt · Published about 2 months ago

Fair warning: This was a daft idea - and probably a bit on the difficult side (This puzzle exists to get the idea Out Of My System). My reference basis also means that I had free reign to be... well, let's just say that I wouldn't usually include some of these fill answers! I apologise in particular for 1D.
This is the first puzzle where I've made use of the "Suggest" feature on clues! It certainly made a fair bit of the construction work easier - especially since this grid isn't my cleanest (This is your warning now!), so has a fair few acronyms/"common" crosswordese options where there's limited room to reinvent the wheel. Perhaps I should have been more willing to kill my darlings (Much as I did on my first Themeless, given the numer of drafts that had was... yeah...), or reduce my theme entry count to free up space... but alas! So yes, you have been warned!
Oh, and yes, not adding "Boris can keep his stinking mitts off it" to 36D was painful.
Finally: I have a 13x13 Cryptic Grid in process! Which means "I've done the relatively easy bit - gridding the thing - and I've now got 28 cryptic clues to write up". Hopefully it'll be with y'all soon :D
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Across
  1. 1A
    Ramsay, for instance
  2. 5A
    Base where 7 + 7 = 16
  3. 10A
    Therapists' org.
  4. 13A
    System of a Down lead vocals
  5. 14A
    Gypsum who's name may have came from a cat goddess
  6. 16A
    Take on overtime for someone?
  7. 17A
    * Intimate deodorant
  8. 18A
    Cute, slangily
  9. 20A
    Upper lines?
  10. 21A
    With 24A
    See 21A[---]
    , a result of opposites attracting?
  11. 22A
    * The angle at which a thermometer should be inserted
  12. 24A
    See 21A
    With 24A, a result of opposites attracting?[----]
  13. 25A
    ___ Kapital
  14. 26A
    Worshiper of Quetzalcoatl
  15. 30A
    Googler's concern, briefly
  16. 33A
    Cake By The Ocean band
  17. 35A
    Toil at
  18. 37A
    ___________________ Dictionary, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue round which provided the comical definitions for the starred answers
  19. 40A
    Defect also known as a static bone cyst
  20. 41A
    Three holes in London?
  21. 42A
    Skid row woe
  22. 43A
    Asylum seeker, perhaps
  23. 45A
    Copy
  24. 46A
    Single-stranded genetic molecule
  25. 47A
    * Diagram explainng bladder weakness
  26. 53A
    US Org. for educational psychologists
  27. 55A
    "Hello" in Luanda
  28. 56A
    "How.... interesting"
  29. 57A
    * Political skill
  30. 60A
    Dispersed in Paris... which is conveniently one letter off being an anagram of Paris!
  31. 61A
    Depicted
  32. 62A
    Data table that would be explained in CS101
  33. 63A
    Malaysian oboe which is just as good at filling grids!
  34. 64A
    Lily's maiden name in the Harry Potter series
  35. 65A
    Counterpart to dashes
Down
  1. 1D
    A member that is wider than it is longer?
  2. 2D
    Mayhem (Or a Fullmetal Alchemist character)
  3. 3D
    Turn inside out
  4. 4D
    * An auction room
  5. 5D
    Senior citizen in London
  6. 6D
    Wrote what you're reading right now!
  7. 7D
    Fire or iPad
  8. 8D
    Fivers
  9. 9D
    ____ Vegas
  10. 10D
    "Relax, junior!"
  11. 11D
    * The price of posh underwear
  12. 12D
    Bumpy ceiling coating
  13. 13D
    Leave a mark
  14. 15D
    Univ., e.g.
  15. 19D
    One who got onto a full bus?
  16. 23D
    Marine rescue grp.
  17. 27D
    Admit, slangily
  18. 28D
    * Person who is addicted to sniffing lumberjacks
  19. 29D
    NASA scale from "Basic principles" to "Flight proven"
  20. 30D
    Among Us accusation
  21. 31D
    * Bumping into an old flame with your current partner
  22. 32D
    Attempts to repeal this 2010 legislation have been constant since 2011
  23. 34D
    Audible surprise
  24. 36D
    UK healthcare system
  25. 38D
    Electromagnetic disruption to comms.
  26. 39D
    Distinctive flair
  27. 44D
    _____ Çelebi, Turkish explorer who wrote Seyahatname
  28. 46D
    "I'm in danger" sayer
  29. 48D
    Unwasted food?
  30. 49D
    One who tackles a blue screen, informally
  31. 50D
    Pie or Bar
  32. 51D
    Pulver and Croft, for two
  33. 52D
    Online crafts merchant
  34. 54D
    Regards, in a text
  35. 55D
    Norwegian king
  36. 58D
    Anger (at the amount this word is used in crosswords?)
  37. 59D
    Fabric amts.
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