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Insight Check (mostly themeless)

· By acommonrose · Published 2 months ago

Started with 27A as a seed and wound up with a few other entries along a similar vein, hence this being only mostly themeless. I tried to have some fun with cluing on this one.
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  • Ajay 10:39 · 2 months ago
    Tough!!!! Had to cheat! (Reveal word) My kids used to play Magic the gathering all the time so maybe I should’ve done better
    • Mike D 5:21 · 2 months ago
      Fun puzzle! PLATONICSOLID
      5D PLATONICSOLIDA d4, d8, or d20, but not a d10
      is a cool entry and a great clue!
      • Marissa Y 24:42 · 2 months ago
        Thanks, love!
        • Sara Cantor 7:39 · 2 months ago
          this was a good time
          1ACommon result of moving heavy boxes
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          Across
          1. 1A
            Common result of moving heavy boxes
          2. 5A
            Beg
          3. 10A
            ___-highs
          4. 12A
            Feminist movement criticized for focusing on white wealthy women
          5. 14A
            Cocktail featuring liquors that resemble diamonds, rubies, and emeralds
          6. 15A
            The Red Baron and others
          7. 17A
            "Knives Out" actress de Armas
          8. 18A
            Player ___ (Magic the Gathering accessory)
          9. 20A
            Someone who's just sooo beneath you
          10. 21A
            Virtual ___ (programs that can be helpful for running remote RPG sessions)
          11. 24A
            It's on the tip of your tongue
          12. 25A
            Adler portrayed in BBC's "Sherlock" as a lesbian who inexplicably still falls in love with Sherlock
          13. 26A
            Faddish green
          14. 27A
            Gamemaster for "Misfits and Magic" and "Exandria Unlimited"
          15. 31A
            Banjo player Fleck
          16. 32A
            Extent
          17. 33A
            "Yoko ___ Broke up the Beatles" ("You're Wrong About" episode that debunks its title)
          18. 34A
            Dark Academia, for one
          19. 38A
            Hardcore
          20. 40A
            Above, poetically
          21. 41A
            Spanish article
          22. 42A
            Barbara Gordon or Stephanie Brown
          23. 44A
            Bottled alternative
          24. 46A
            Prokofiev or Rachmaninoff
          25. 47A
            Who mourns the wicked, according to a certain musical
          26. 48A
            RPG featured in "Exandria Unlimited" but not "Misfits and Magic"
          27. 49A
            "Ooh la la, ___ jolie"
          Down
          1. 1D
            About to swing
          2. 2D
            Country that produced "The Untamed"
          3. 3D
            Head covering
          4. 4D
            Something that can be boosted
          5. 5D
            A d4, d8, or d20, but not a d10
          6. 6D
            Polynesian garland
          7. 7D
            Wynnona and Waverly, in a recent TV show
          8. 8D
            College math class nickname that might cause some immature giggles
          9. 9D
            Item that can be hand knit or bought at a game store
          10. 11D
            Bones that sound like they'd kill at a comedy open mic
          11. 13D
            "There's coffee in that ___" ("Star Trek: Voyager" quote)
          12. 16D
            Meal whose name literally means order
          13. 19D
            "Go back to normal"
          14. 22D
            Turkish currency
          15. 23D
            Hallucinogenic cactus
          16. 26D
            Take a ___
          17. 27D
            Type of explosive notably used by Gandhi AI in early Civ games, due to a coding bug
          18. 28D
            Lover of Dido
          19. 29D
            Finished applying lipstick
          20. 30D
            Filmmaker Nora
          21. 34D
            What the stars do on a good day
          22. 35D
            Henry Higgins to Eliza Doolittle
          23. 36D
            Absurd
          24. 37D
            Accessories often worn by 42-across
            Barbara Gordon or Stephanie Brown[-------]
          25. 39D
            Taj Mahal city
          26. 43D
            Taylor Swift album featuring "All Too Well"
          27. 45D
            ! in programming
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