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Themeless #4

· By SporcleMirror · Published 8 days ago

Constructor's Note: 24D and 26D probably aren't the best clues ever but they're (hopefully) an anti-Natick measure.
Is this doable? Is this mean? Hopefully the challenge comes from the clues and not from the proper names. Maybe the stacks are a tad too ambitious.
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  • SporcleMirror constructor · 8 days ago
    Not a big fan of the fill in the SW but ELDRITCH
    36D ELDRITCHEerily unnatural
    is a great word so I kept that.
    • emmie 🤓8:59 · 7 days ago
      So fun! Too many clues to name all the ones I loved. But I think you misspelled "best" in 54A
      54A TITSBirds you might exchange for body art? (ha, get it?) (worst clue in the puzzle, hands down)
      .
      • spikeydlux 16:34 · 6 days ago
        Agreed. 54A
        54A TITSBirds you might exchange for body art? (ha, get it?) (worst clue in the puzzle, hands down)
        gave me a good laugh
      • kieranjboyd 🤓12:20 · 7 days ago
        Fun! I think the 26D
        26D TOSHIBAJapanese electronics brand that ends in an anagram of 22-Across
        clue was helpful. I too liked a bunch in here, great work.
        • SporcleMirror constructor · 7 days ago
          The crossing I was worried about is SAHIB
          22A SAHIBHindu honorific
          /BENNETT
          24D BENNETT"Getting Over It" creator Foddy is crooked holding fishing equipment (yay, cryptics!)
          , the 26D
          26D TOSHIBAJapanese electronics brand that ends in an anagram of 22-Across
          clue can help if you don’t get the cryptic clue which is BENT wrapped around (“holding”) a NET.
        • Philip Chow 🤓14:57 · 7 days ago
          appreciated the abundance of math clues, which helped me plop down AVERAGEJOE
          17A AVERAGEJOEMean one?
          without any crosses... great puzzle with fun clues all around :)
          • JeffsPuzzles 🤓9:43 · 7 days ago
            Lots of fun! I agree with the other commenters - the cluing is terrific; I particularly liked the clue for AVERAGE JOE. I was slowed somewhat by reading the clue for PAMPERED
            21D PAMPEREDSpoiled, as children
            as "Spoiled, like chicken" instead of "children". (In my defense, I'm waiting on new glasses!)
            • carter 🤓7:30 · 7 days ago
              this was great, really fun stacks and clues!
              • Wally 🤓30:50 · 6 days ago
                Took me awhile but I really appreciated the cluing on this one! Nice work!
                1AGuide, as tourists or guests
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                Across
                1. 1A
                  Guide, as tourists or guests
                2. 11A
                  It's inspired by Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel works
                3. 14A
                  Music superstar who in 1988 achieved a Guinness World Record for the highest-attended concert
                4. 15A
                  Some dye containers
                5. 17A
                  Mean one?
                6. 18A
                  Way to be removed?
                7. 19A
                  Notable historian ____ the Venerable
                8. 20A
                  Apt rhyme for "tap" (if you want to make syrup)
                9. 21A
                  Had a hankering (for)
                10. 22A
                  Hindu honorific
                11. 25A
                  Stats about statistical processes, e. g.
                12. 27A
                  Peak performance in music?
                13. 29A
                  Piano player in the 1947 cartoon short "The Cat Concerto"
                14. 30A
                  In math, it can contain other 30-Acrosses
                  In math, it can contain other 30-Acrosses (but not ALL of them)[---]
                  (but not ALL of them)
                15. 31A
                  They're in arms (also, they're spelled the Latin way, because this grid wasn't the easiest to fill)
                16. 33A
                  Star shape
                17. 35A
                  "I don't know who the next ____ is going to be. Time will tell."
                18. 39A
                  Ace's place, idiomatically
                19. 40A
                  Address for King Charles, but no other British monarchs from the last two centuries, with "the"
                20. 41A
                  Mile fractions (abbr.)
                21. 42A
                  LGA guess
                22. 44A
                  Super-powerful 'mons in competitive Pokémon lingo (...and now I have this mental image of Mewtwo booking a car ride...)
                23. 46A
                  The "U" in "IOU", essentially
                24. 49A
                  "It's ____!" (excited cry at an oasis)
                25. 51A
                  Try to strike
                26. 52A
                  What the four colors color, in the Four Color Theorem
                27. 54A
                  Birds you might exchange for body art? (ha, get it?) (worst clue in the puzzle, hands down)
                28. 56A
                  Opposite of ginormous
                29. 57A
                  One might be for a belt
                30. 60A
                  It's hidden in "hope you're acclimated to random Roman numerals in crossword fill"
                31. 61A
                  Descriptor for St. Basil's Cathedral that includes a vegetable
                32. 62A
                  Member of the most fearsome, relentless, indestructible species of animals in Zelda games (seriously, don't you dare 1-Down
                  "Et tu, Brute?" elicitor[----]
                  one of these when playing Zelda)
                33. 63A
                  They fix cracked teeth
                Down
                1. 1D
                  "Et tu, Brute?" elicitor
                2. 2D
                  Sources of wax or itches
                3. 3D
                  Dreamer's words
                4. 4D
                  Amazon ____ deals (second-hand or damaged products sold at a discount)
                5. 5D
                  One-time connection
                6. 6D
                  "Aerial Area ___" (Phineas & Ferb song that they sing while pulling a page out of Aladdin's book)
                7. 7D
                  They're unrefined
                8. 8D
                  Fix a printer's paper problem
                9. 9D
                  Virtual creature from the early 2000s
                10. 10D
                  Dr. that gives you notes
                11. 11D
                  What you can do with a duck, but not a goose
                12. 12D
                  "Aren't you curious?"
                13. 13D
                  Words of omission
                14. 16D
                  Calmer (as in, numbed with a larger dose of anesthetics, maybe)
                15. 21D
                  Spoiled, as children
                16. 23D
                  "That sounds perfect for me!"
                17. 24D
                  "Getting Over It" creator Foddy is crooked holding fishing equipment (yay, cryptics!)
                18. 26D
                  Japanese electronics brand that ends in an anagram of 22-Across
                  Hindu honorific[-----]
                19. 28D
                  Kyrgyz's neighbor (...in the Google Translate language list)
                20. 32D
                  Minute newt
                21. 34D
                  Concern for those who are very hot
                22. 35D
                  Like power that gets to your head?
                23. 36D
                  Eerily unnatural
                24. 37D
                  Give a new home to
                25. 38D
                  Last Supper's day of the week, for short
                26. 43D
                  Game piece also known as a "bone"
                27. 45D
                  Body-shaming stems from one
                28. 47D
                  First half of an idiom that means "repeatedly over a long time"
                29. 48D
                  The ____ of math clues to total clues in here is probably higher than a typical crossword
                30. 50D
                  "I Love Lucy" landlady (whose name is a letter away from a bygone anesthetic)
                31. 53D
                  What evil scientists do (but also regular scientists, at times)
                32. 55D
                  Undesirable side effects of inadequate protection, for short
                33. 57D
                  Rocky hill in the middle of a storm?
                34. 58D
                  Business letter abbr.
                35. 59D
                  Org. that approves vaccines and drugs
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