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Beyond Comparison

By Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword ยท Published 3 months ago

Constructor's Note: The answer to this week's meta is a 5-letter word for something you might compare someone to.
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  • Mike D ๐Ÿค“10:23ย ยทย 3 months ago
    Fun solve - time to think about the meta!
    • JeffPrug 18:27ย ยทย 3 months ago
      I had KWS instead of KWH
      32D KWHElec. energy units
      which led to SOUSECALL instead of HOUSECALL
      45A HOUSECALLDoctor's residential stop
      whoops!
      1AFriend, in Paris
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      Across
      1. 1A
        Friend, in Paris
      2. 4A
        Rain
      3. 8A
        It's like a power strip, but for computer ports
      4. 14A
        Fire starter
      5. 16A
        ___ marathon (got a serious workout)
      6. 17A
        Talenti product
      7. 18A
        Thieves
      8. 20A
        Without a conscience
      9. 21A
        Stations between 535-1605 kHz
      10. 22A
        Accessible to customers
      11. 24A
        The first D stands for deficit
      12. 25A
        Sound from Bessie
      13. 26A
        Miracle___ (fertilizer brand)
      14. 28A
        Disappointed with (alternate clue: Former President of Egypt Anwar)
      15. 30A
        Sin
      16. 31A
        Very viscous*
      17. 33A
        Totally cool
      18. 34A
        Horned frogs sch.
      19. 37A
        Instruction that's roughly 95% of every risotto recipe
      20. 39A
        Avoid drowning
      21. 41A
        Apt name for a company that operates flights with "The Weightless Experience"
      22. 43A
        Actor Sal of "Rebel Without a Cause"
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        Doctor's residential stop
      24. 47A
        Field, as fly balls
      25. 49A
        Coke alternatives
      26. 51A
        Seahawks' org.
      27. 52A
        Info plugged into a GPS, slangily
      28. 53A
        One stopping at the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre
      29. 56A
        QB Brett, formerly of the Packers
      30. 58A
        It's one of the Greek letters that doesn't have a single English equivalent
      31. 59A
        Nails
      32. 61A
        Middle points
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        Dot dot dot dash dash dash dot dot dot
      34. 65A
        100 cubic feet
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        Material used by Lee
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        Before, poetically
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        ___! At the Disco
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        Came out victorious
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        Sheet used for cartoons
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        Region on the border of Russia and Kazakhstan
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        Actress Wilson of "Mrs. Doubtfire"
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        Black tie and business casual, for two
      43. 82A
        Ice
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        Brass
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        Toast
      46. 87A
        Already stretched and ready to play*
      47. 88A
        According to Wikipedia, "the only known body in space, other than Earth, where clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found."
      48. 89A
        Colorado is known for these trees
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        Signs indicating an auditorium has nowhere left to sit: abbr.
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        Common prenatal exam: abbr.
      Down
      1. 1D
        Knocking on death's door
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        Many Bob Ross scenes that are painted in lakes
      3. 3D
        Quechuan one
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        A ___ (presumptive)
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        Western hemisphere peacekeeping grp.
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        Be a law ___ oneself
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        Speaks hoarsely
      8. 8D
        You know I love my geography quizzes, so let's do a mini one: The equator passes through it and it's home to the second largest freshwater lake in the world (the first is Lake Superior).
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        About 15 credits taken for about 3.5 months: abbr.
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        Surprise a pufferfish, say
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        More than a little tricky*
      12. 12D
        Oh yay another chance for a geography quiz: Home to six national forests: Ashley, Dixie, Fishlake, Manti-LaSal, Uinta, and Wasatch-Cache
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        Like some easier-to-read fonts*
      14. 14D
        Bygone Atlanta hockey team
      15. 15D
        "How I Met Your Mother" is about how he met his wife
      16. 19D
        All-___ (cramming sessions for students)
      17. 23D
        Item not worn by Bernie in his famous mitten picture (although he probably could've used it!)
      18. 27D
        12-week US Army course
      19. 29D
        Wood shaping tool
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        What lots of people incorrectly say instead of "aluminum"
      21. 32D
        Elec. energy units
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        Tips from an insider
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        Temperature of water that you might "throw" on a crappy idea*
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        Not attractive in the slightest*
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        Absolutely correctamundo*
      26. 40D
        Positively charged atom, for example
      27. 42D
        Online invitation
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        Region that includes New Caledonia
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        Bang against, as a go-kart
      30. 47D
        Concorde and others: abbr.
      31. 48D
        "___, Silver! Away!"
      32. 50D
        "Just a ___!"
      33. 54D
        "Check ya later!"
      34. 55D
        Like a certain reindeer's nose
      35. 57D
        ___ and vigor
      36. 60D
        Reattach a button
      37. 62D
        This term actually refers to certain species of arboreal rodents, although some people just use it to talk about squirrels
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        Device with a generator and motor that used to be used to synchronize video equipment
      39. 66D
        Taking Rx
      40. 68D
        Notable feature of the Venus de Milo
      41. 70D
        Nom de ___
      42. 71D
        Groups owning shells
      43. 74D
        They keep a PLANTS database of all the species native to America
      44. 75D
        The Speed Wagon and the Flying Cloud, for two
      45. 76D
        "Aw, crap. You look like ___. Are you ___? Because if you are, you have to tell me, and you're not allowed to arrest me for anything you saw before I knew you were ___." ("The Good Place" quote)
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        A long way off
      47. 80D
        It often comes with a plunger in cartoons
      48. 81D
        "I can feel ___ my bones"
      49. 83D
        Driver's "Star Wars" character
      50. 85D
        To and ___
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