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In the Beginning

By Emma OxfordPublished about 1 month ago

Constructor's Note: A (terrible) version of this grid was the first crossword I ever wrote.
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  • Mike D 馃10:01聽路聽about 1 month ago
    Nice one Emma! I'm glad you shared it 馃檶
    • Emma Oxford constructor聽路聽about 1 month ago
      Thanks! It's been modified/improved quite a bit since that first version. :)
    • Philip Chow 馃9:56聽路聽about 1 month ago
      Emma - you have a real talent for writing clues I'm a fan. A lot of them made me laugh - EMUS
      18DDisappointingly, not the mascot of Eastern Michigan University or Eastern Mennonite University
      for school mascot especially. It's always fun when crosswordese gets spruced up in such a clever way! Loved the double-duty function of the revealer.
      • Emma Oxford constructor聽路聽about 1 month ago
        Aw, thanks Philip! That's lovely to hear.
      • Ben Shindel 馃9:46聽路聽about 1 month ago
        Elite
        • Adam Doctoroff 馃4:06聽路聽about 1 month ago
          Thanks Emma! Another good one. An apt theme for your first puzzle ever!
          • C64 馃8:35聽路聽2 days ago
            First rate!
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            Across
            1. 1A
              Left on a jet plane, for example
            2. 5A
              ____ facto (Latin for "by the fact itself")
            3. 9A
              Base's opposite
            4. 13A
              What may appear between him and them
            5. 14A
              ____ and void
            6. 15A
              Crescent shape
            7. 16A
              Short tale
            8. 17A
              *Insist you deserve a 98 instead of a 97, for example
            9. 19A
              *Something filled out for an equipment request
            10. 21A
              European country that becomes an old-fashioned beverage order if you move the last letter to the front
            11. 22A
              The 1 in 5-4-1, in a team's record
            12. 23A
              ____'n Park (iconic Pittsburgh diner chain)
            13. 24A
              She sings "Hey, la, my boyfriend's back" in a Dire Straits song
            14. 25A
              Progress
            15. 27A
              Tawainese tech giant
            16. 29A
              Afore
            17. 30A
              Indian state known for its tea
            18. 31A
              Brand responsible for that polo shirt with the alligator
            19. 32A
              Did he and J-Lo break up? Is it any of our business?
            20. 33A
              Exciting infant milestone... or the start of each starred entry, in more ways than one
            21. 36A
              Crafts piloted by ETs
            22. 39A
              Some 52-Across
              *What's on tap[---------]
            23. 40A
              Bridge positions (or 3-Down
              Direction of el amanecer[----]
              in English - and also plural, which is why I clued it as Bridge positions instead)
            24. 44A
              Explorer or Highlander, e.g.
            25. 45A
              The O does not stand for Oil
            26. 46A
              Increase, as production
            27. 47A
              Brother of Gaea and Eros
            28. 49A
              With "The," it features prominently in "Moonstruck"
            29. 50A
              Word after Obama or Regency
            30. 51A
              Buenos ____
            31. 52A
              *What's on tap
            32. 55A
              *Springsteen song, album, and autobiography
            33. 57A
              Assistants
            34. 58A
              Exam for an aspiring JD
            35. 59A
              Put up some chips
            36. 60A
              One of many in the Empire's army in "Star Wars"
            37. 61A
              Ages and ages
            38. 62A
              Coin ____
            39. 63A
              Famous toy truck maker (my dad still wants one of these every Christmas)
            Down
            1. 1D
              Old Dutch coins also called guilders (or the people fighting the Guilders in "The Princess Bride" - hey wait a minute!)
            2. 2D
              Ann of advice
            3. 3D
              Direction of el amanecer
            4. 4D
              Question you don't want to hear from the driver
            5. 5D
              Gold bar
            6. 6D
              If a cat can roar, it can't do this (and vice versa, which, I mean, thank goodness)
            7. 7D
              Word after Tiger or Serena
            8. 8D
              30, if you're 20
            9. 9D
              Like some pond growth
            10. 10D
              Like Wanda's hair in the fifth episode of "WandaVision," vis-脿-vis her hair in the third episode
            11. 11D
              Still developing
            12. 12D
              Argued over, but in such a way that the arguers would be annoyed if you called it arguing
            13. 13D
              Nova ____
            14. 18D
              Disappointingly, not the mascot of Eastern Michigan University or Eastern Mennonite University
            15. 20D
              Furbys or butterfly clips, for example
            16. 24D
              Martial art practiced by Chuck Norris and Prince Albert II of Monaco
            17. 26D
              Bumblers
            18. 27D
              Nahuatl speaker
            19. 28D
              Propagates, literally or metaphorically
            20. 31D
              Location for a castaway
            21. 32D
              Actor DeVine of "Pitch Perfect" and "Modern Family"
            22. 34D
              Sings like Megan Thee Stallion
            23. 35D
              Put back together, in a way
            24. 36D
              Not totally pointless
            25. 37D
              Forcefully, in music (or a gender-bent Charlize Theron character?)
            26. 38D
              Invaded, in a way
            27. 41D
              Olympic swimmers probably have many
            28. 42D
              Covered soup dishes
            29. 43D
              Like trees in the tundra
            30. 45D
              Forcibly remove
            31. 46D
              One throwing a flag, sometimes
            32. 48D
              Leanings
            33. 49D
              Features of horses and lions (but not bears, oh my!)
            34. 52D
              First cinematic Bond villain
            35. 53D
              Things you can get stuck in
            36. 54D
              Liver secretion
            37. 56D
              Cereal bit
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