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themeless 20: difficult women

◆◆ · By (m|b)h · Published by Malaika Handa · Published 2 months ago

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  • Norah 15:25 · 2 months ago
    NICE
    • SporcleMirror 🤓23:09 · 2 months ago
      AWESOME! Loved the clues for POLKADOT
      11D POLKADOTFashionable spot
      , ISTHISSEATTAKEN
      20A ISTHISSEATTAKENStanding question
      , and PRIMES
      49A PRIMESSome are twins
      . The NE corner was the toughest for me - but that’s because I massively overthought it. (Also it took me forever to see POLKADOT
      11D POLKADOTFashionable spot
      , even though I thought of “spot” in the clothing sense, because I had AAH (AHH?) for OHH
      16A OHH"That feels gooood"
      and MINIS for MIDIS
      28A MIDISLil AVC X offerings
      )
      You see, with ?A?EPI?? in place at 12D
      12D SHEEPISHLike the dogs on dogshaming.com
      (the A was wrong but of course I didn’t know), I thought the clue was a devilish bit of misdirection (“like” used as a verb, so to like the dogs is to… HAVE PITY? TAKE PITY?). I was so wrong.
      • Fun! I especially liked the clues for the long entries spanning the grid (spanners?).
        • sps dog lover 🤓4:07 · 2 months ago
          Terrifically fun puzzle, as expected! Y'all are the best.
          • emmie 🤓14:05 · 2 months ago
            Nice!
            • carter 🤓12:10 · 2 months ago
              fun puzzle!
              • Frisco17 🤓9:53 · 2 months ago
                what a dream team
                • Wally 🤓24:03 · 2 months ago
                  Sweet puzzle
                  • Shae 🤓1:11:26 · 2 months ago
                    Christ [complimentary]
                    • hbxwords 🤓6:24 · 2 months ago
                      Oh, this is too good for me (thud).
                      • Aaron Riccio 🤓22:16 · 2 months ago
                        So very good!
                        • William D 🤓15:14 · about 1 month ago
                          Good one!
                          1ASnowballs in a snowball fight, e.g.
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                          Across
                          1. 1A
                            Snowballs in a snowball fight, e.g.
                          2. 5A
                            Suits
                          3. 11A
                            "Jeanne d'Arc" console
                          4. 14A
                            16-Across
                            "That feels gooood"[---]
                            , e.g.
                          5. 15A
                            Annual, statewide celebration in which a queen is crowned
                          6. 16A
                            "That feels gooood"
                          7. 17A
                            Hits
                          8. 19A
                            "I'd be just like ___ in Saint Tropez" ("The Man" lyric)
                          9. 20A
                            Standing question
                          10. 22A
                            "Can't you see ___ no other man above you / what a wicked way to treat the girl that loves you"
                          11. 23A
                            Vaquero's garment
                          12. 24A
                            God in the Percy Jackson Universe who wears a leather jacket and wraparound sunglasses
                          13. 25A
                            Winter activity that Brooke has and will never do because of her "no new sports" rule
                          14. 28A
                            Lil AVC X offerings
                          15. 29A
                            Making a mark, in a way
                          16. 32A
                            Suggestion on the back of a THC chocolate bar
                          17. 33A
                            Bit of snail mucin
                          18. 36A
                            Blend
                          19. 38A
                            🙏🙏🙏
                          20. 39A
                            Send out, like vibes
                          21. 41A
                            "No preference!"
                          22. 43A
                            Retreated
                          23. 45A
                            Abbr. that Malaika will put in bolded highlighted letters when she's scheduling meetings with her coworkers in San Francisco starting 10/31/22
                          24. 46A
                            How both of us bought Avril Lavigne's "Let Go" (2003)
                          25. 49A
                            Some are twins
                          26. 51A
                            "Now it's clear"
                          27. 53A
                            Clarifying statement?
                          28. 57A
                            Port of entry?
                          29. 58A
                            Beauty product often sold "raw"
                          30. 59A
                            "How ___ Lola Came to (Visit) Stay" (Julia Alvarez book)
                          31. 60A
                            Child who lives on the "tippy-top floor" of the Plaza Hotel
                          32. 61A
                            Writes "Maliaka" instead of "Malaika," say
                          33. 62A
                            Gummivore food
                          34. 63A
                            Picked up
                          35. 64A
                            Hello Kitty's is a yellow oval
                          Down
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                            Scope
                          2. 2D
                            Titular TV character who says "I don't look like Brandy! I'm cuter than her."
                          3. 3D
                            The ___ Theorem (website with onetime weekly cyphers posted by "M")
                          4. 4D
                            Shout from someone in time out?
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                            🙏🙏🙏
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                            Ursula's pets
                          7. 7D
                            Smoother?
                          8. 8D
                            Think of me!
                          9. 9D
                            Shelled dishes?
                          10. 10D
                            Way of doing it
                          11. 11D
                            Fashionable spot
                          12. 12D
                            Like the dogs on dogshaming.com
                          13. 13D
                            Way of doing it
                          14. 18D
                            Post-almuerzo nap
                          15. 21D
                            Extremely dry
                          16. 25D
                            Something to get into or out of
                          17. 26D
                            Parts of some lacrosse uniforms
                          18. 27D
                            Metal unit in Minecraft
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                            Renée Elise Goldsberry's alma mater
                          20. 31D
                            "Difficult Women" author
                          21. 33D
                            Lesser-known bars
                          22. 34D
                            Food that demigods can eat in limited quantities and mortals can't eat at all, in the Percy Jackson Universe
                          23. 35D
                            Dish often served with gochujang
                          24. 37D
                            Dish often served with hoisin sauce
                          25. 40D
                            One might only work for a bit
                          26. 42D
                            Unlike the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast (forgive me)
                          27. 44D
                            "See ya!"
                          28. 47D
                            Area of Firenze where cars are heavily restricted
                          29. 48D
                            Slap Chop®s, e.g.
                          30. 50D
                            Played a knight card, in Catan
                          31. 51D
                            Where to read with a flashlight
                          32. 52D
                            Mad at you, maybe
                          33. 54D
                            Social protection subj.
                          34. 55D
                            Some pièces d'échecs
                          35. 56D
                            Feature of a Thursday puzzle in the New Yorker
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