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◆◆ · By JD Crosbie · Published 13 days ago

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Playing around with theme types. Goal had been Thursday NYT difficulty.
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  • JD Crosbie constructor · 13 days ago
    May not be any confusion, but in case there is, the "shadowboxes" in this puzzle spell out the following theme answers: JUKE
    17A*With 18-across, Foreigner song that starts "Standing in the rain..."[----]
    (BOX)HERO
    18A*See 17-across[----]
    , PILL
    62A*With 65-across, Jackie O's signature headwear pieces[----]
    (BOX)HATS
    65A*See 62-across[----]
    , DVD
    24D*With 41-down, gift one may have given after "The Return of the King" came out[---]
    (BOX)SET
    41D*See 24-down[---]
    , PRO
    28D*With 48-down, Pacquiao and Mayweather, e.g.[---]
    (BOX)ERS
    48D*See 28-down[---]
    , (BOX)CAR
    21D*Warner's kids mystery series, "The ___ Children"[---]
    , and TEE
    53D*Golfer's start[---]
    (BOX)
    • frostyjhammer 11:28 · 13 days ago
      The two vertical ones were an extra special treat. As was the Dylan tune that's stuck in my head now, with "leopard skin" in a lyric.
      • Brian Callahan 🤓9:13 · 13 days ago
        Nice! Lots of toppers there in the bottom of the grid with 52D
        52DCloth headwear[------]
        , 58A
        58AJeweled headwear[------]
        , 64D
        64DHeadwear, slangily[---]
        , AND 62A
        62A*With 65-across, Jackie O's signature headwear pieces[----]
        / 65A
        65A*See 62-across[----]
        1A
        Smith who's played royalty multiple times on TV
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        Across
        1. 1A
          Smith who's played royalty multiple times on TV
        2. 5A
          Thing feared in Lady Macbeth's nightmare
        3. 9A
          Quarter of a deck
        4. 14A
          Wing-like
        5. 15A
          Salutation akin to "shalom" or "aloha"
        6. 16A
          RMS Queen Mary, e.g.
        7. 17A
          *With 18-across
          18A*See 17-across[----]
          , Foreigner song that starts "Standing in the rain..."
        8. 18A
          *See 17-across
          17A*With 18-across, Foreigner song that starts "Standing in the rain..."[----]
        9. 19A
          Family name of famous R and B group
        10. 20A
          Stuart Little's kin, playfully
        11. 22A
          Swordplay, figuratively
        12. 24A
          Collecting info with a buccal swab, e.g.
        13. 27A
          Rocker's stage item, briefly
        14. 29A
          Grammy-winning guitarist Steve
        15. 30A
          Krypton, e.g.
        16. 31A
          Capek play without which one may not have "The Terminator"
        17. 32A
          Type of tape
        18. 34A
          Famous Ford
        19. 35A
          Dance that takes two
        20. 37A
          *Decorative display case...or something hidden in the dark four times in this puzzle?
        21. 41A
          Type of transition that inspired a form of motorized transport, phonetically
        22. 44A
          SF neighborhood, ___ Valley
        23. 45A
          Problematic feature of a flat world, if it existed
        24. 49A
          Actress Green of "Penny Dreadful"
        25. 50A
          Most crude, say
        26. 54A
          Forgive:divine, ___:human
        27. 55A
          Word heard during some wedding vows, briefly
        28. 56A
          Some religious leaders
        29. 58A
          Jeweled headwear
        30. 60A
          Subject of some treaties
        31. 61A
          1987 Academy-Award winner "___ the Conqueror"
        32. 62A
          *With 65-across
          65A*See 62-across[----]
          , Jackie O's signature headwear pieces
        33. 65A
          *See 62-across
          62A*With 65-across, Jackie O's signature headwear pieces[----]
        34. 67A
          Body parts attributed to bees, idiomatically
        35. 68A
          Girl name with bumps in popularity in 1978 and 1980
        36. 69A
          Martinique and Reunion, e.g.
        37. 70A
          It may be exchanged
        38. 71A
          River countercurrent
        39. 72A
          Swiss capital
        Down
        1. 1D
          U.S.A.F. rank
        2. 2D
          Wellesley grads
        3. 3D
          Point to shoot
        4. 4D
          Subjects of Arbor Day celebration
        5. 5D
          Theoretical representations
        6. 6D
          Type of chart
        7. 7D
          Sculler's instrument
        8. 8D
          Description of certain financial institutions that guided Great Recession policy
        9. 9D
          Won't let go of
        10. 10D
          The A ___
        11. 11D
          What one may do to certain bad habits
        12. 12D
          Drinking vessel
        13. 13D
          "My b" in textese
        14. 21D
          *Warner's kids mystery series, "The ___ Children"
        15. 23D
          Actress de Armas of "Knives Out"
        16. 24D
          *With 41-down
          41D*See 24-down[---]
          , gift one may have given after "The Return of the King" came out
        17. 25D
          Impel to action, say
        18. 26D
          French paper
        19. 28D
          *With 48-down
          48D*See 28-down[---]
          , Pacquiao and Mayweather, e.g.
        20. 33D
          Buckeyes' home, briefly
        21. 36D
          Firefighting tool
        22. 38D
          IT assistant group, sometimes
        23. 39D
          Tribulations
        24. 40D
          Annual Tony award category
        25. 41D
          *See 24-down
          24D*With 41-down, gift one may have given after "The Return of the King" came out[---]
        26. 42D
          Like certain truths to themselves, as written in 1776
        27. 43D
          Famous stargazer
        28. 46D
          Prepare a fish, in a way
        29. 47D
          First person one may see on entry
        30. 48D
          *See 28-down
          28D*With 48-down, Pacquiao and Mayweather, e.g.[---]
        31. 51D
          "I kiss'd thee ___ I kill'd thee"
        32. 52D
          Cloth headwear
        33. 53D
          *Golfer's start
        34. 57D
          South Asian honorific
        35. 59D
          He played "Old Ben" in "Star Wars"
        36. 61D
          Shots that determined 2022 FIFA World Cup winner, briefly
        37. 63D
          Military roadside hazard, briefly
        38. 64D
          Headwear, slangily
        39. 66D
          9-digit target for an identity thief, briefly
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