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Moonstruck

· By Emma Oxford · Published 4 months ago

Constructor's Note: 39-Across's 75th birthday is tomorrow (May 20, 2021). Happy Birthday to an icon. The quote referenced in 21-Across is iconic enough that Taylor Swift referenced it in a music video. The title of this puzzle has nothing to do with anything except it's one of my favorite movies and, of course, stars 39-Across.
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  • Mike D 🤓8:24 · 4 months ago
    Took me a while but this was really good!
    • Philip Chow 🤓4:46 · 4 months ago
      Happy Bday! didn't realize 39-ACROSS is turning 75 wow! very nice puzzle... also the clue for NYT
      34D NYTNewspaper that resisted having a crossword puzzle for almost 30 years (it's true, look it up) and then pretended like they invented the damn thing and everyone must bow before their supremacy: Abbr.
      is hilarious - never knew about the history behind it
      • Jake A 🤓7:02 · 4 months ago
        Awesome! I had CLEANCUT for a bit before I subbed the R for the N. Loved the clues here!
        • Chris 20:02 · 4 months ago
          This was fun!!
          • Taylor Johnson 8:18 · 4 months ago
            Really fun! Definitely didn’t know she was that age! I had never heard that quote before now, love it.
            • Adam Doctoroff 🤓2:28 · 4 months ago
              Thanks as always Emma!
              • Cloth Stir 21:33 · 4 months ago
                I like that 8:23 is “a while” for some :) fun puzzle! Some new things for me (like the quote)
                1ABroadcast journalist Pauley who interviewed 39-Across
                See 21-Across[----]
                in 1996
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                Across
                1. 1A
                  Broadcast journalist Pauley who interviewed 39-Across
                  See 21-Across[----]
                  in 1996
                2. 5A
                  Sacred dung beetle
                3. 11A
                  Lure for a dung beetle
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                  Claim
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                  Swerve
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                  Muffle
                7. 15A
                  Your sister's wife, for example
                8. 17A
                  "Well ____ you clever!"
                9. 18A
                  Another term for mmHg, named in honor of the inventor of the barometer
                10. 20A
                  Tokyo, formerly
                11. 21A
                  "Mom, ____" (iconic 39-Across
                  See 21-Across[----]
                  quote from a 1996 interview with 1-Across
                  Broadcast journalist Pauley who interviewed 39-Across in 1996[----]
                  )
                12. 25A
                  ____ Sound (record label founded by Drake)
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                  Pouty face
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                  Value
                15. 29A
                  Dare's partner
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                  Director's direction
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                  Chiwere speakers
                18. 36A
                  Almost
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                  Metrical foot
                20. 38A
                  "On Every ____" (Dire Straits song)
                21. 39A
                  See 21-Across
                  "Mom, ____" (iconic 39-Across quote from a 1996 interview with 1-Across)[-----------]
                Down
                1. 1D
                  Bon ____
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                  Mideast port
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                  "The First ____" (Christmas carol)
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                  Second-edition feature, perhaps
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                  Word often said by Prince Merkimer in "Disenchantment" (usually as he's being thrown out a window or some such thing)
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                  Unambiguous
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                  Banned apple spray
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                  Cash in, as a coupon
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                  Word after hidden or before item
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                  Unlikely to be deterred from
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                  Sci-fi staple also called an Einsten-Rosen bridge (which seems to be the term Marvel prefers because they're just tOo CoOl, but it's not more scientifically correct just because you use a different name for it)
                12. 19D
                  Animated movie from 2011 about a macaw
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                  Clint Barton and James T. Kirk, for two
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                  Wading bird that's one letter different from the French word for "avocado" (which is also the French word for "lawyer"... somehow)
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                  Brick and ____
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                  Like Wonder Woman
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                  One of four on a car
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                  The Beehive State (despite being somewhere around 24th in the US for honey production)
                19. 31D
                  Hefty volume
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                  Semitic lang.
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                  Newspaper that resisted having a crossword puzzle for almost 30 years (it's true, look it up) and then pretended like they invented the damn thing and everyone must bow before their supremacy: Abbr.
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