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Themeless 34

· By JeffsPuzzles · Published 5 months ago

Constructor's Note: This one's, um, hard. No sugarcoating it. I hope you enjoy it!
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  • jareed 🤓21:01 · 5 months ago
    (but very enjoyable puzzle, nice job :) )
    • jareed 🤓21:01 · 5 months ago
      this certainly was "um, hard"
      • SporcleMirror 17:15 · 5 months ago
        Mostly made it... but non knowing AMBIEN
        47D AMBIENLunesta alternative
        , DETS
        64A DETSSome POs
        , LAUER
        35D LAUERDisgraced Matt
        , and RIMRHYMES
        51A RIMRHYMESWords, like "late" and "light", that have the same consonant sounds but different vowel sounds
        (which is a fun word but I thought it would end in -PHONES) I had to use autocheck for the last few letters. EXPONENT
        11D EXPONENTSmall but powerful number?
        was a great clue!
        • squid 12:33 · 5 months ago
          my brain's feeling all buzzy now, a great mind workout!
          • JeffsPuzzles constructor · 5 months ago
            Thanks for the supportive comments ... it means a lot! I promise tomorrow's Mostly Musical Mini and Saturday's full-size will be less of a mental workout, thought hopefully still fun.
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              Push-back info
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              LIke a desert climate
            3. 9A
              Car called a Vauxhall in the UK
            4. 13A
              WCs
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              Eponym of a brain region involved with language
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              Affectionate sign-off
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              Inexplicable
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              Word before "my bad"
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              Friendship
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              Jesús, Matty, Felipe, or Moisés of baseball fame
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              Biblical figure with a salty wife?
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              Eeyore-esque
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              Preferred course
            14. 29A
              "___ about"
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              Noodle that anagrams to a computer command
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              LIke a mountain goat's footing compared to mine
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              ___ Case (the New Pornographers)
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              Lead, but not direct
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              "Oh, ___" (Austin Powers catchphrase)
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              Most plate appearances
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              Dendrologically precarious position, with "out"
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              Ponder
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              Like most bagels, except for the really puffy ones with no holes
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              Fever fit
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              Building block of Indian music
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              Classic Fender guitar, familiarly
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              Words, like "late" and "light", that have the same consonant sounds but different vowel sounds
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              ___ ___, Chinese pop singer, or Ai ___ ___, Chinese artist and activist, whose reduplicative given name is spelled as a single word
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              Atmospheric portmanteau
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              Weasel kin
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              Las Vegas ___ (WNBA team)
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              Jockey, e.g.
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              "___ a one"
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              Term for a customer, sometimes
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              Some POs
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              Org.
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              Author of "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse"
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              ___ Valley (San Francisco neighborhood; also, split into two words, a rule for Perec's "La Disparition")
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              Ciudad Juarez neighbor
            2. 2D
              Accurate description of any unanimous US Senate vote pre-1932
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              Chip since 1964
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              "True Detective" channel
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              Get in shortly?
            6. 6D
              Sheep's milk cheese
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              Geometry term from the Greek for "unequal"
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              Head light?
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              Maker of "Good Grips" kitchen paraphernalia
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              Place where runners draws whistles
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              Small but powerful number?
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              Writing in cursive and reading a map, supposedly
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              Ancient Roman holiday involving role reversals, gift giving, and constant partying
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              NHL team at home in MSG
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              What low seeds may produce
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              Duke of video games
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              Union agreement?
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              Where to spot planks?
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              Ousts
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              Disgraced Matt
            21. 36D
              Setting for many Alexander McCall Smith books
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              Italian wine bars
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              Cross-country runners
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              Handel's period
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              It's the word
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              Some 41 Down
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              Lunesta alternative
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              Dessert that IMO tastes even better than ice cream but has fewer calories and less fat
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              "In ___" (sort of)
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              FDR successor
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              "Huge," slangily
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              Thesaurus fodder (abbr.)
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              "That" in Spanish
            34. 61D
              Engine additive brand
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