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Invasive Species

· By Sara Cantor · Published by Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword · Published about 1 year ago

Constructor's Note: The answer to this week's meta is an 8-letter word.
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  • Mike D 🤓21:03 · about 1 year ago
    Great puzzle Sara! Took me a while to realize I had spelled LITTLE
    90A LITTLELast name of a mouse perplexingly taken in by humans and raised as their son
    LITLLE 😂 - time for the meta!
    • Mike D 🤓21:03 · about 1 year ago
      Think I just got it! Very well constructed with enough little hints along the way
    • Anonymous Crossharer 40:21 · about 1 year ago
      Thanks - Fun Solve
      • Joah The Protozoa 21:52 · about 1 year ago
        Almost got the whole thing! I'll remember ESQ
        12D ESQLawyerly letters
        for next time! Time to try the meta!
        • Raymond Goslow 🤓7:39 · about 1 year ago
          Loved the clue on MIDAS
          101A MIDASOne with gilt-y hands?
          - I wish I were that clever!!
          • Byron 🤓23:42 · about 1 month ago
            I found the eight birds, which give me ITRCOKLS.
            1AHad a no-blinking contest with
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              Had a no-blinking contest with
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              Camel___ hydration pack
            3. 12A
              Language spoken in Nigeria
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              Quiet "Over here!"
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              Battle site in San Antonio
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              University in Troy, NY
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              Like Korean, grammatically: Abbr.
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              Where the official state snack is Jell-O
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              The NFL's "Rocket"
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              Makeover series starring the Fab Five
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              Component of Chinese five-spice powder
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              Birth city of Celia Cruz
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              Support provider
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              GOP org.
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              Some soccer shots: Abbr.
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              No longer snuggled up
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              Yuletide sentiment expressed by Dean Martin
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              Team option to a fan of the Twilight Saga
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              Where a yodeler might get down to business
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              Recipe amt.
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              "Who?"
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              Like volume turned all the way up
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              Each
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              Sister of Chloe in an R&B duo
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              "Look Back in Anger" playwright John
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              Orange juice matter some people find repulsive
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              Mathematical subject involving variables and quantifiers
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              Lincoln, casually
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              COVID-19 prevention necessity
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              Itty bitty
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              Gently throw at
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              Dug into
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              Airplane seating option
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              Actor Jean-___ Van Damme
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              Popular subreddit for Q&As
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              Not nearby
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              Emeril catchphrase
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              Worker with a small income
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              Pilaf ingredient
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              At this point in time
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              Nugget, e.g.
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              Last name of a mouse perplexingly taken in by humans and raised as their son
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              Place to take a number
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              Potential accident on a lake
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              Computer-connection system: Abbr.
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              "___ a wizard, Harry"
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              One with gilt-y hands?
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              Tragic lunar mission of 1967
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              Entree baked in pastry dough
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              Breathalyzer stat
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              Mare, to a foal
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              Only dwarf who might patronize Lenscrafters
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              Pizza chain seemingly only found in malls and airports
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              São ___, Brazil
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              "I like the way you think!"
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              Keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts
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              Prefix with -vore or -present
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              Young chap
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              When repeated, "so-so" in Spanish
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              Bother
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              See 128-Across[---]
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              See 128-Across
              With 129-Across, bird feature that is especially important for moving in the right direction[----]
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              Up and went
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              Ancient Greek shield that bore the head of a gorgon
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              Sounds heard from the bleachers
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              "Night" writer Wiesel
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              Tech company headquartered in Tokyo
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              Pixar film that takes place in the Scottish Highlands
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              Hot pot spot?
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              Back of a barge
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              Shake one's head, verbally
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              "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" airer
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              "Live ___" (advice from Taco Bell)
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              Digs in
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              How one might describe the gang?
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              Pains' partners
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              ___ v. Wade
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              Prefix with -dural or -taph
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              Peach and onion mixture invented by accident in "Holes"
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              Maker of Wranglers and Renegades
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              ___ de Triomphe
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              Running, as water
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              California wine valley
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              Alternative to PDF
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              Despicable
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              Letters found on frats, and phonetically, where some frats are found
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              Clammy
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              Like a dog that can't learn new tricks
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              "Eeny, meeny, miny, ___."
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              Grps.
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              Knot or foot, for example
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              Art style of 30 Rock
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              Miss, in Mex.
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              Group of voters
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              Paramore's genre
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              Gondola's passageway
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              Process through which an atom becomes radioactive
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              Carry out
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              Blissful Genesis locale
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              American new wave band known for wearing energy domes
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              Subject of metallurgy
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              Swathed
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              Fail to connect four, say
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              Not at one's post, briefly
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              Ones who are guided
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              Fossil preserver
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              Pub offerings
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              It may have 3 or 4 tines
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              ___-Honey
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              Org. concerned with citizens' rights
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              ___ and greet
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              "Icky icky!"
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              Golf target
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              Leave out, as a syllable
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              Rds. and sts.
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              Initialism used by beer drinkers and linguists
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              First name in Objectivism
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              Seize
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              Nintendo console with motion-sense technology
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              German grocery chain that shares a history with Trader Joe's
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              Flotation device in a pool
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              Subjectless denial on the playground
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              Un soneto, por ejemplo
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              Resident of Muscat
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              Poseidon's domain
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              Hit the space bar on a YouTube video
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              Planetary path
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              Quattro meno uno
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              Red in the face?
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              Author Walker
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              Worked in Java?
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              Toot one's horn
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              "¿Qué ___?"
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              Seaweed-based thickener
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              'Fore
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              Take to court
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              Unlike dweebs
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