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· By Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword · Published 21 days ago

Meta Prompt: The answer to this week's meta is a record-holding NBA star.
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  • Mike D 14:29 · 21 days ago
    Fun grid and a great meta! So excited for the new season 😎
    • LesY 🤓17:50 · 21 days ago
      Welcome back! Great start to the season.
      • FrankieHeck 🤓14:57 · 21 days ago
        I'm so happy that Pandora Season has started again!
        • LuckyGuest 5s · 21 days ago
          Welcome back!
          • spotter 🤓17:35 · 21 days ago
            Was excited to see my home town of San Luis Obispo in the grid in more ways than one!
            • boharr 3s · 21 days ago
              Welcome back! Fun puzzle.
              • Meg 5s · 21 days ago
                I’m so happy to be doing a Pandora puzzle!
                • Hector 🤓17:57 · 21 days ago
                  Elegant meta!
                  • JeffPrug 21:54 · 21 days ago
                    So happy these are back! Also excited to see Westbrook on the Lakers (potential famous last words).
                    • oldjudge 10s · 21 days ago
                      Great puzzle—welcome back Will!
                      • DIS 🤓17:43 · 21 days ago
                        Happy New Season!
                        • Laura M 🤓15:48 · 21 days ago
                          Happy for a new season of Pandora's Blocks!
                          • lbray53 4s · 20 days ago
                            WELCOME BACK!!
                            • hbxwords 🤓6:25 · 19 days ago
                              Nicely done!!!
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                                "(Don't Fear) The ___" (Blue Öyster Cult hit)
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                                Hebrew name meaning "peaceable"
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                                Folks who flaked
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                                Guarantee
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                                Fastball
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                                At face value
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                                Morgue identifier
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                                SoCal neighborhood known for its large Hispanic population
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                                Building levels
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                                Cinema style popular during the mid 1900s
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                                Item on Mike Trout's jersey
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                                One of many in a squirrel's stash
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                                Woodwind instrument
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                                Post-undergrad exams scored between 120 and 180
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                                Dance group that capitalizes on the element of surprise
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                                Furious
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                                "Ted Lasso" character Kent
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                                Irritate
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                                Ceiling feature of the British Museum's Great Court
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                                "Good one!" in textspeak
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                                "Ray Donovan" airer
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                                Start time for many office jobs
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                                With cruel intentions
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                                Consumed
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                                Eighteen-wheeler
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                                "The Real Cost", e.g.
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                                Songwriter Smith
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                                NASCAR sponsor
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                                Supreme Court justice Kagan
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                                PI
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                                Machine with a rear derailleur
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                                Instruments for some high-altitude science experiments
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                                ___ City (Tampa neighborhood)
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                                Round ender: Abbr.
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                                The ___ Lama
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                                Wed. follower
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                                Numbers to be crunched
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                                Director DuVernay
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                                Concert venue in Blackpool, England
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                                See 40-Down
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                                Periods of time
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                                Start of a diss
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                                "Warehouse 13" airer
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                                Windows web portal
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                                Reps' opponents
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                                Drink you might be dicussing when someone says "Um, actually, it's more similar to beer than wine"
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                                "Pick me! Pick me!"
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                                ___ Claire, WI
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