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It's Good to Be Queen

· By Emma Oxford · Published 6 months ago

Constructor's Note: This is a companion puzzle to another crossword of mine that will run in the LA Times tomorrow (March 25, 2021). Check it out if you enjoy this one!
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  • Mike D 12:53 · 6 months ago
    Great puzzle Emma! And congrats on the LAT!
    • Mikey G 12:31 · 6 months ago
      Had EVEN instead of EXPO
      21A EXPOFair
      for "Fair" for the longest time - nice misdirect, great puzzle!
      • Philip Chow 11:48 · 6 months ago
        "Mercury's group" was the last QUEEN that came to me... nice variety of queens... congrats on the LATimes xword!
        • Chris 32:25 · 6 months ago
          A lot of fun!
          1AWord before full or empty
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          Across
          1. 1A
            Word before full or empty
          2. 5A
            Arabic word linguistically related to Hebrew's "Elohim"
          3. 10A
            Use an e-cig
          4. 14A
            ____ vera
          5. 15A
            Really get to
          6. 16A
            Greek H's
          7. 17A
            QUEEN
          8. 19A
            The first R in R&R
          9. 20A
            Tool for a lumberjack
          10. 21A
            Fair
          11. 22A
            Bold poker move
          12. 23A
            QUEEN
          13. 27A
            Particular type of Greek philosopher, and oddly (to our modern ears), not a nuclear physicist
          14. 29A
            Ruby ____ (Chris Tucker's character in "The Fifth Element")
          15. 30A
            "Awesome!"
          16. 31A
            Like "Casablanca" or "The Wizard of Oz"
          17. 35A
            Robin Hood's was famously excellent
          18. 36A
            Velocity, minus the direction
          19. 38A
            Produce, as a hen does an egg
          20. 39A
            Short-lived police procedural starring Morris Chestnut
          21. 42A
            Kendra the Vampire Slayer's favorite was named Mister Pointy
          22. 44A
            Flatbread that may be stuffed with paneer
          23. 45A
            Map collections
          24. 47A
            QUEEN
          25. 51A
            Opposite of radial, in a way
          26. 52A
            Non-garlicky aioli?
          27. 53A
            Fairy tale vil-- you know what, no, maybe she's just a nice old woman trying to do some home chemistry, and you're causing her all kinds of problems! Have you considered that??
          28. 56A
            Fixes
          29. 57A
            QUEEN
          30. 60A
            ___ gin fizz
          31. 61A
            Brag
          32. 62A
            Response from a congregation
          33. 63A
            Not a word that could reasonably be used to describe a group of cats
          34. 64A
            Actress Day of "The Man Who Knew Too Much"
          35. 65A
            Place for IPOs
          Down
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            Alternative to LOL
          2. 2D
            "Les Aventures d'____" (une série de bande dessinée qui se passe à l'époque de Jules César)
          3. 3D
            Many Shakespearean sonnets
          4. 4D
            Credit card annoyance
          5. 5D
            Tops
          6. 6D
            Seize, as an opportunity
          7. 7D
            ____ a wild goose chase (took for a ride, in a way)
          8. 8D
            St. crosser
          9. 9D
            One of those "man falls in love with machine" movies (do we have enough of these yet? can we please stop and do some soul-searching?)
          10. 10D
            Covered porch
          11. 11D
            Made some pasta, for example
          12. 12D
            So last year
          13. 13D
            Compound in essential oils
          14. 18D
            On the level
          15. 22D
            "Start a ____" (Banners song featured in "Lucifer")
          16. 24D
            Org. for OBGYNs
          17. 25D
            Word that Google Sheets will automatically convert to all caps if you type it into a cell by itself
          18. 26D
            "___ do such a thing?"
          19. 27D
            Substance in a Petri dish
          20. 28D
            TLC or Destiny's Child, for example
          21. 31D
            End of a proof: Abbr.
          22. 32D
            Laws against this in England and Wales were only abolished in 2008
          23. 33D
            Actress Bell of "Bless This Mess"
          24. 34D
            Looks over
          25. 36D
            Fly high
          26. 37D
            Pay (up)
          27. 40D
            Like a pearl in an oyster
          28. 41D
            Word that means the same thing if you add the prefix cater- (which sort of makes you wonder why we bother with the prefix...)
          29. 42D
            One-masted sailboat
          30. 43D
            Symbol for torque
          31. 45D
            Tennis champion Andre
          32. 46D
            Private rendezvous
          33. 47D
            Bog
          34. 48D
            Napoleon or the Dalai Lama, famously
          35. 49D
            Severity
          36. 50D
            Smudge
          37. 54D
            You might have them up your sleeve
          38. 55D
            Co-star of Debbie and Donald in an iconic musical
          39. 57D
            Popular oil type nowadays: Abbr.
          40. 58D
            "Yoo-____!"
          41. 59D
            Singer Janis who has a "Mean Girls" character named after her
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