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Will's Weekly Meta: Leading Edge

By Will P

Constructor's Note: The answer to this week's meta is a 4-letter word. This puzzle was constructed by Leonard Williams, who is the first guest constructor for WWMC. P.S. If you're enjoying my puzzles, please consider joining my "Will's Weekly Meta" mailing list. It's 100% free, and you'll be the first to know each time I release a puzzle. It's also the only place you can get hints (great for people just starting to solve metas) and detailed answer explanations. To join, just send me an email (willsweeklymeta@gmail.com) with the account you'd like to add. Happy Solving! -Will P.

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Across
  1. 1A
    Removes, as a tree branch
  2. 9A
    College Board product: Abbr.
  3. 13A
    Quiche Lorraine ingredient
  4. 16A
    Eritrea neighbor
  5. 17A
    Indianapolis 500, for example
  6. 18A
    Bravo en un estadio
  7. 19A
    Mary Fields or Annie Oakley
  8. 21A
    "Don't overshare": Abbr.
  9. 22A
    Walk stealthily
  10. 23A
    Plants seeds
  11. 24A
    ___-Ra (Egyptian deity)
  12. 25A
    Fundraising enclosure: Abbr.
  13. 26A
    Tony-winning actress in "Fences"
  14. 29A
    Escape
  15. 31A
    Vote into office
  16. 32A
    Compound barriers
  17. 38A
    "Cut that out!"
  18. 39A
    Second qtr. season
  19. 40A
    Scottish military gear
  20. 43A
    Springs with a namesake town in New York
  21. 46A
    Dog with a wiry coat
  22. 50A
    Msg. machine for the deaf
  23. 51A
    Connections
  24. 53A
    White House occupants, 2009-2017
  25. 54A
    North Country spot for canoers
  26. 59A
    Island parties
  27. 61A
    Not all that trusting
  28. 62A
    Babylonian wonder
  29. 65A
    Haircut style
  30. 69A
    Help in a heist
  31. 70A
    Task list heading
  32. 71A
    Lodge denizen
  33. 73A
    Pot cover
  34. 74A
    Fox hunter
  35. 77A
    Purdue URL ending
  36. 78A
    Pitching ace Hershiser
  37. 79A
    Reason for overtime
  38. 80A
    Stealthily acquire
  39. 81A
    Quail crew
  40. 82A
    Vetted
Down
  1. 1D
    Lifts up
  2. 2D
    Some foyers
  3. 3D
    Meaty cuts
  4. 4D
    LeVar Burton role, Kunta ___
  5. 5D
    ____ speak
  6. 6D
    TV role for Ron Howard
  7. 7D
    Antiquated curse
  8. 8D
    Notable one-panel comic strip (with "the")
  9. 9D
    Move stealthily
  10. 10D
    Main character in "The Metamorphosis"
  11. 11D
    2010 health reform: Abbr.
  12. 12D
    Commonly used base
  13. 13D
    Potential trouble for a politician
  14. 14D
    Nearly
  15. 15D
    Lo ___ (Chinese menu dish)
  16. 20D
    Lovebirds
  17. 24D
    Pennsylvania and Massachusetts in DC
  18. 26D
    Brewpub tank
  19. 27D
    Shannon of pop music fame
  20. 28D
    ____ access
  21. 29D
    Send forth
  22. 30D
    Presidential power
  23. 32D
    Attention-getting sound
  24. 33D
    Coup d'___
  25. 34D
    Golfer McIlroy
  26. 35D
    Craft brewery staple
  27. 36D
    New Deal agcy.
  28. 37D
    "All Things Considered" host Shapiro
  29. 40D
    No longer feral
  30. 41D
    With wings
  31. 42D
    Disorderly state
  32. 44D
    Juniper-flavored liquor
  33. 45D
    Common conjunction
  34. 47D
    Tiger's sound, to a toddler
  35. 48D
    Online auction site
  36. 49D
    "Who ___?" (phrase for a Saints fan)
  37. 52D
    French menu option
  38. 54D
    Tender in Thailand
  39. 55D
    Reveal something about
  40. 56D
    World Cup chant, at times
  41. 57D
    Witty comebacks
  42. 58D
    ___-haw!
  43. 59D
    Freudian's fascination?
  44. 60D
    Consumed wholly
  45. 63D
    Title for a bishop: Abbr.
  46. 64D
    Pious
  47. 65D
    Tragedy alternative
  48. 66D
    One of many landing at Orly
  49. 67D
    Mower maker
  50. 68D
    Slipped up
  51. 69D
    Baldwin of "30 Rock"
  52. 71D
    Pilsner, e.g.
  53. 72D
    Celtic tongue
  54. 74D
    Short hairstyle
  55. 75D
    Mine find
  56. 76D
    Idiosyncrasy