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Invasive Species

By Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword · Published 23 days ago

Constructor's Note: Constructor: Sara Cantor. The answer to this week's meta is an 8-letter word.

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  1. 1A
    Had a no-blinking contest with
  2. 9A
    Camel___ hydration pack
  3. 12A
    Language spoken in Nigeria
  4. 15A
    Quiet "Over here!"
  5. 19A
    Battle site in San Antonio
  6. 20A
    University in Troy, NY
  7. 21A
    Like Korean, grammatically: Abbr.
  8. 22A
    Where the official state snack is Jell-O
  9. 23A
    The NFL's "Rocket"
  10. 25A
    Makeover series starring the Fab Five
  11. 27A
    Component of Chinese five-spice powder
  12. 28A
    Birth city of Celia Cruz
  13. 30A
    Support provider
  14. 31A
    GOP org.
  15. 32A
    Some soccer shots: Abbr.
  16. 33A
    No longer snuggled up
  17. 35A
    Yuletide sentiment expressed by Dean Martin
  18. 38A
    Team option to a fan of the Twilight Saga
  19. 40A
    Where a yodeler might get down to business
  20. 41A
    Recipe amt.
  21. 42A
    "Who?"
  22. 49A
    Like volume turned all the way up
  23. 53A
    Each
  24. 54A
    Sister of Chloe in an R&B duo
  25. 55A
    "Look Back in Anger" playwright John
  26. 58A
    Orange juice matter some people find repulsive
  27. 59A
    Mathematical subject involving variables and quantifiers
  28. 63A
    Lincoln, casually
  29. 64A
    COVID-19 prevention necessity
  30. 65A
    Itty bitty
  31. 66A
    Gently throw at
  32. 67A
    Dug into
  33. 70A
    Airplane seating option
  34. 72A
    Actor Jean-___ Van Damme
  35. 75A
    Popular subreddit for Q&As
  36. 78A
    Not nearby
  37. 80A
    Emeril catchphrase
  38. 83A
    Worker with a small income
  39. 87A
    Pilaf ingredient
  40. 88A
    At this point in time
  41. 89A
    Nugget, e.g.
  42. 90A
    Last name of a mouse perplexingly taken in by humans and raised as their son
  43. 92A
    Place to take a number
  44. 93A
    Potential accident on a lake
  45. 97A
    Computer-connection system: Abbr.
  46. 100A
    "___ a wizard, Harry"
  47. 101A
    One with gilt-y hands?
  48. 102A
    Tragic lunar mission of 1967
  49. 106A
    Entree baked in pastry dough
  50. 109A
    Breathalyzer stat
  51. 112A
    Mare, to a foal
  52. 113A
    Only dwarf who might patronize Lenscrafters
  53. 114A
    Pizza chain seemingly only found in malls and airports
  54. 116A
    São ___, Brazil
  55. 118A
    "I like the way you think!"
  56. 121A
    Keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts
  57. 124A
    Prefix with -vore or -present
  58. 125A
    Young chap
  59. 126A
    When repeated, "so-so" in Spanish
  60. 127A
    Bother
  61. 128A
    With 129-Across
    See 128-Across[---]
    , bird feature that is especially important for moving in the right direction
  62. 129A
    See 128-Across
    With 129-Across, bird feature that is especially important for moving in the right direction[----]
  63. 130A
    Understand, as a joke
  64. 131A
    Up and went
Down
  1. 1D
    Satchel feature
  2. 2D
    Show gratitude toward
  3. 3D
    Ancient Greek shield that bore the head of a gorgon
  4. 4D
    Sounds heard from the bleachers
  5. 5D
    "Night" writer Wiesel
  6. 6D
    Pat daintily
  7. 7D
    Buddy in Bordeaux
  8. 8D
    Tech company headquartered in Tokyo
  9. 9D
    Pixar film that takes place in the Scottish Highlands
  10. 10D
    À la bee
  11. 11D
    Hot pot spot?
  12. 12D
    Lawyerly letters
  13. 13D
    Skepticism
  14. 14D
    Beyond done
  15. 15D
    Brita rival
  16. 16D
    Back of a barge
  17. 17D
    Shake one's head, verbally
  18. 18D
    "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" airer
  19. 24D
    "Live ___" (advice from Taco Bell)
  20. 26D
    Digs in
  21. 29D
    How one might describe the gang?
  22. 33D
    Pains' partners
  23. 34D
    ___ v. Wade
  24. 36D
    Prefix with -dural or -taph
  25. 37D
    Peach and onion mixture invented by accident in "Holes"
  26. 38D
    Maker of Wranglers and Renegades
  27. 39D
    ___ de Triomphe
  28. 40D
    Running, as water
  29. 42D
    California wine valley
  30. 43D
    Alternative to PDF
  31. 44D
    Despicable
  32. 45D
    Letters found on frats, and phonetically, where some frats are found
  33. 46D
    Clammy
  34. 47D
    Like a dog that can't learn new tricks
  35. 48D
    "Eeny, meeny, miny, ___."
  36. 50D
    Grps.
  37. 51D
    Knot or foot, for example
  38. 52D
    Art style of 30 Rock
  39. 56D
    Miss, in Mex.
  40. 57D
    Group of voters
  41. 60D
    Paramore's genre
  42. 61D
    Gondola's passageway
  43. 62D
    Process through which an atom becomes radioactive
  44. 67D
    Carry out
  45. 68D
    Blissful Genesis locale
  46. 69D
    American new wave band known for wearing energy domes
  47. 71D
    Subject of metallurgy
  48. 72D
    Swathed
  49. 73D
    Fail to connect four, say
  50. 74D
    Not at one's post, briefly
  51. 76D
    Ones who are guided
  52. 77D
    Fossil preserver
  53. 78D
    Pub offerings
  54. 79D
    It may have 3 or 4 tines
  55. 80D
    ___-Honey
  56. 81D
    Org. concerned with citizens' rights
  57. 82D
    ___ and greet
  58. 84D
    "Icky icky!"
  59. 85D
    Golf target
  60. 86D
    Leave out, as a syllable
  61. 87D
    Rds. and sts.
  62. 91D
    Initialism used by beer drinkers and linguists
  63. 94D
    First name in Objectivism
  64. 95D
    Seize
  65. 96D
    Nintendo console with motion-sense technology
  66. 98D
    German grocery chain that shares a history with Trader Joe's
  67. 99D
    Flotation device in a pool
  68. 102D
    Subjectless denial on the playground
  69. 103D
    Un soneto, por ejemplo
  70. 104D
    Resident of Muscat
  71. 105D
    Poseidon's domain
  72. 106D
    Hit the space bar on a YouTube video
  73. 107D
    Planetary path
  74. 108D
    Quattro meno uno
  75. 109D
    Red in the face?
  76. 110D
    Author Walker
  77. 111D
    Worked in Java?
  78. 115D
    Toot one's horn
  79. 116D
    "¿Qué ___?"
  80. 117D
    Seaweed-based thickener
  81. 119D
    'Fore
  82. 120D
    Put 2 and 2 together, say
  83. 122D
    Take to court
  84. 123D
    Unlike dweebs
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