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Heart of Gold (meta)

· By comp · Published 21 days ago

Meta Prompt: The meta is hidden (8 letters long)
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  • CAe39 20:13 · 20 days ago
    Well done! Thanks for sharing your puzzle.
    • Holmes 22:58 · 20 days ago
      I enjoyed that one, thanks!
      1AFeatherless biped, according to Plato
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      Across
      1. 1A
        Featherless biped, according to Plato
      2. 4A
        Quite wonky
      3. 8A
        U.S. medical privacy law
      4. 10A
        "Gesundheit" prompt
      5. 11A
        Authoritarian
      6. 14A
        Speech with a rising inflection (it's prominent in "Valley girl speak")
      7. 15A
        What ∎ means in mathematical writing
      8. 16A
        "Just ___ and do this weird thing that makes no sense, please?"
      9. 18A
        Letter represented by ⠞
      10. 19A
        In Minecraft, half a (stone, wood, etc.) block
      11. 21A
        Sleep problem due to the movement of air
      12. 22A
        Sibling's nickname
      13. 23A
        In English, ARRÊT, PARE, or 止まれ
      14. 25A
        $, €, £, or ¥ dispenser
      15. 26A
        Letters on a sunscreen bottle
      16. 27A
        Like shoots and leaves, to a panda (you know, like the joke where one walks into a bar?)
      17. 29A
        Prefix for tourism or terrorism
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        For instance, "missing closing parentheses in 3 + cos(2π"
      19. 33A
        Mentions, as on Twitter or Discord
      20. 34A
        Mesoamerican dish that can be hot
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        Eleventh graders, for short
      22. 36A
        Attaches to an email
      23. 37A
        They hold up the pitch?
      24. 39A
        Collar wearer
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        Lazes around (like me on the weekends)
      26. 42A
        Actress Cameron who voiced Princess Fiona in "Shrek"
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        They can be porcelain, or perhaps medical?
      28. 45A
        Like most of Japan geographically, or like most of Japan during the sakoku period
      29. 47A
        CBS cop show
      30. 48A
        Such as the nerve pinch or 🖖
      31. 50A
        Genre for avoiding reality (can't wait for virtual reality tech to get better)
      32. 52A
        Demand, such as via the Treaty of Tordesillas which divided the world for Portugal and Spain (still used to this day‽)
      33. 53A
        Type of pool
      34. 54A
        They recently published the Yakuza video game series
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        "Watch me ___ ___"
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        Records the War of 1812 to have started in 1821, say
      2. 2D
        Software, for short
      3. 3D
        Sodium hydroxide, symbolically
      4. 4D
        Behave
      5. 5D
        Blog and book written by Randall Munroe of XKCD, where he explores scientific inquiries to absurd degrees
      6. 6D
        Romeo and Juliet, for two
      7. 7D
        Oxen's harness
      8. 8D
        Where heads are over
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        Polynesian deity (I only know this from playing Danganronpa V3...)
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        Such as 🦧
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        Excludes from a tournament abbr.
      12. 12D
        Tame Australian band
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        Surrounding information to help you read between the lines or infer unknown words (such as this grid, its title, and the prompt in relation to the meta)
      14. 14D
        Actress Thurman of "Pulp Fiction"
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        Sleep stage
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        Tattoos or piercings, for example
      17. 22D
        Wound, on a spindle
      18. 24D
        Several ⅛s of a gallon
      19. 26D
        Like all the crosswords we've built but decided to not finish for some reason
      20. 28D
        K-pop group
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        "Uhhhhhhh..."
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        Painting holders
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        Plot in "Macbeth" and also "The Lion King"
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        Sleep problem due to the movement through air
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        Predecessor to DVDs
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        Impertinent
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        French hen (also, French chicken but remove the 18A
        Letter represented by ⠞[---]
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        Adventurer's respite
      29. 41D
        Burn down Rome, perhaps
      30. 43D
        Nickelodeon's "Invader ___"
      31. 44D
        Plastic pipe materials abbr.
      32. 45D
        "I think, therefore ___"
      33. 46D
        It would be ironic if it happened on your wedding day; I honestly don't know what ironic means anymore
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        Coup-d'etat-in-Latin-America org.
      35. 51D
        Old handheld device inits.
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