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· By hbxwords · Published 11 months ago

Constructor's Note: Bonus clue: 25½ A/D: THE SPOT
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  • Mike D 🤓4:19 · 11 months ago
    Really fun! And I like the 25 1/2 clue 😂. I think the plural should get removed in the clue for BOT
    14A BOTAutomated helper (or annoyances, depending)
    , though?
    • hbxwords constructor · 11 months ago
      Fixed, thanks!
    • Frisco17 10:03 · 11 months ago
      Dang, that was great!
      • hbxwords constructor · 11 months ago
        Thanks much!
      • JeffPrug 🤓7:59 · 11 months ago
        Clever idea and execution!
        • spikeydlux 5:30 · 11 months ago
          Just delightful!
          • C64 🤓4:20 · 11 months ago
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            • Ryan McCluskey 🤓3:38 · 11 months ago
              x-cellent
              1ADragon rolls (that don't have real dragon), for example
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              Across
              1. 1A
                Dragon rolls (that don't have real dragon), for example
              2. 6A
                Training workout based partly on ballet
              3. 11A
                "This puzzle is just ridiculous!"
              4. 13A
                Off-road two-wheeler, but cooler-sounding
              5. 14A
                Automated helper (or annoyances, depending)
              6. 15A
                Checked, as a box
              7. 16A
                Cutesy-lovey way to end a message
              8. 18A
                Service that may leave boxes out in the rain for you to deal with
              9. 21A
                Type of plant tissue (c'mon, science class, you can do this)
              10. 25A
                Assistant who used to be clued with some pun on "hunch", but that's body-shaming and we don't want to do that anymore.
              11. 26A
                Interview, Reddit-style
              12. 27A
                44A
                27A's sportsball rivals[-----]
                's sportsball rivals
              13. 29A
                #54 on a certain table (c'mon, science class, you can do this)
              14. 31A
                Alprazolam, more commonly
              15. 33A
                Coltrane's and Clemons' instrument
              16. 36A
                Network that used to have Wolf Blitzer, which disappointed me since I thought they were featuring werewolf football. But no, just newsy stuff.
              17. 37A
                Number seen on the tops of fancier watches and clocks
              18. 40A
                What someone who writes a puzzle like this might be said to have
              19. 43A
                Tasty, greenish sauce
              20. 44A
                27A
                44A's sportsball rivals[-----]
                's sportsball rivals
              Down
              1. 1D
                Bro, for example
              2. 2D
                Sound of hesitation that's bad if you're in a rap battle
              3. 3D
                Questionnaire item that hopefully doesn't have just two choices
              4. 4D
                "Your pitiful attempts amuse me greatly!"
              5. 5D
                Folder that fills quickly and is hard to empty
              6. 6D
                Wrinkle remover more effective than an iron (for its purpose)
              7. 7D
                Letters on your phone alarm (unless you work nights)
              8. 8D
                Popular "kingly" dog name (not CUJO!)
              9. 9D
                Wade's legal opponent
              10. 10D
                Terminus
              11. 12D
                Laverne who played Sophia on "Orange is the New Black"
              12. 16D
                Longtime copier company
              13. 17D
                Male, chromosomally (frequently, but not always)
              14. 18D
                Bend the truth just a little
              15. 19D
                "Your ___ is writing checks your body can't cash!" (Top Gun quote)
              16. 20D
                Doce menos diez (c'mon, Spanish class, you can do this!)
              17. 22D
                Connection collection? (Abbr.)
              18. 23D
                Musical genre with more eye makeup than most
              19. 24D
                "Sheesh!"
              20. 28D
                Brand of crafty cutters
              21. 29D
                Commonly-used axes
              22. 30D
                One of many sung about by Taylor Swift
              23. 32D
                27.5 degrees, on your GPS
              24. 33D
                Longtime NASCAR sponsor
              25. 34D
                Feeling that leads to a stunned-fish look
              26. 35D
                Some frat letters
              27. 37D
                Fill, as a box
              28. 38D
                Tats
              29. 39D
                Liquor store necessities, until you're old enough to wish they'd ask you for one
              30. 41D
                Ave. crosser
              31. 42D
                Concord's state, if you send via snail mail
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