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THEMELESS #4: Surely You're Tripping, Mr. Arcane

· By Hoyt Arcane · Published 5 months ago

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  • SporcleMirror 17:29 · 5 months ago
    Basically solved the whole thing without autocheck... but not knowing HMO
    33D HMOInsurance letters
    , I kept convincing myself that "toe billing" is a thing because TAPES at 36A
    36A TAMPSFirmly packs
    had to be right... right? Also not being sure about the CEE
    53D CEE"__ Lo's Magic Moment" (2012 Christmas album)
    /ESSENES
    58A ESSENESOld Jewish sect with a notable anti-slavery stance
    crossing got me to cave in and use autocheck.
    AWLS
    37A AWLSTheir job is boring
    was a great clue but it didn't trick me... unlike INITIAL
    43A INITIALEither H in H. H. Munro
    , that was a great misdirection.
    • Hoyt Arcane constructor · 5 months ago
      Thank you for the feedback!
    • VERY nice!
      • Hoyt Arcane constructor · 5 months ago
        Why thank ya
      • Patrick Daniels 🤓20:33 · 5 months ago
        Good puzzle.
        • Aaron 🤓7:12 · 5 months ago
          Nice Friday-level puzzle. The whole grid was great but I especially liked CREEPYPASTA
          11D CREEPYPASTAModern-day horror story
          and CALIFORNICATION
          53A CALIFORNICATIONWhat Hollywood sells, in a 1999 song
          .
          • Hoyt Arcane constructor · 5 months ago
            Glad you enjoyed, Aaron!
          • Julia 13:42 · 5 months ago
            Great clue for 22A
            22A SKORTSomething to wear to the tenniS COURT
            !
          1APioneer in Fauvist art
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          Across
          1. 1A
            Pioneer in Fauvist art
          2. 8A
            Group for those who stan
          3. 15A
            Carried out, as revenge
          4. 16A
            Abu Dhabi is one
          5. 17A
            "We didn't hook up, if that's what you're thinking"
          6. 19A
            Unique combination of A, C, G, and T
          7. 20A
            Separate seat for one person, typically with a back and four legs (no, it's not HORSE)
          8. 21A
            Necessity when cooking aloo matar
          9. 22A
            Something to wear to the tenniS COURT
          10. 23A
            Switzerland's Finsteraarhorn, for example
          11. 24A
            Character found in anarchist circles
          12. 27A
            Pronoun pair for some nonbinary women
          13. 31A
            Definitely not coexisting
          14. 32A
            "Impressive!"
          15. 34A
            Taken care of, as expenses
          16. 35A
            Samuel Beckett's "More Pricks __ Kicks"
          17. 36A
            Firmly packs
          18. 37A
            Their job is boring
          19. 38A
            What a dealer might give you
          20. 39A
            "No __!"
          21. 40A
            Many a soliloquy
          22. 41A
            Affianced
          23. 43A
            Either H in H. H. Munro
          24. 45A
            Staff
          25. 46A
            Name that means "bright" in Latin
          26. 47A
            Hoopla
          27. 49A
            Tripping
          28. 50A
            __ Max
          29. 53A
            What Hollywood sells, in a 1999 song
          30. 56A
            Area that might bear the name of a football team
          31. 57A
            Juice-selling word
          32. 58A
            Old Jewish sect with a notable anti-slavery stance
          33. 59A
            Any of sixteen popes
          Down
          1. 1D
            Stitch up
          2. 2D
            Arm of a nerve cell
          3. 3D
            "Tootle-oo!"
          4. 4D
            Freud's "I"
          5. 5D
            Bit of laptop flair
          6. 6D
            Sir, in São Paulo
          7. 7D
            Honor such as Best Fact Crime
          8. 8D
            "Evidently, __ is not a factor for you" (line from an early-2000's game show)
          9. 9D
            Guitar shop purchase
          10. 10D
            Spot for a tiny barbell
          11. 11D
            Modern-day horror story
          12. 12D
            One of the Wachowskis
          13. 13D
            One side of the "Rumble in the Rockies" football rivalry
          14. 14D
            Where to go when you retire
          15. 18D
            Red peg, in a certain game
          16. 22D
            Assign a rigid orthography to, say
          17. 23D
            Triumphant cries
          18. 24D
            Metalworking tool
          19. 25D
            __ Allen Institute (libertarian think tank)
          20. 26D
            Sound from San Antonio
          21. 27D
            Leading lady's perk
          22. 28D
            2006 film with the tagline "Oh yes. There will be blood"
          23. 29D
            Role for Caroline Rhea in "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"
          24. 30D
            Crossword-famous lemon
          25. 33D
            Insurance letters
          26. 36D
            Decorated with Charmin
          27. 40D
            When a pilot takes off?
          28. 42D
            Take the piss out of
          29. 44D
            Petty sport?
          30. 46D
            "Reliable Sources" network
          31. 47D
            Gets some color
          32. 48D
            Mom and Pop, with "the"
          33. 49D
            Minecraft units
          34. 50D
            Manga artist Mashima
          35. 51D
            He's a real pig
          36. 52D
            54-Down
            __ and 52-Down[---]
            and __
          37. 53D
            "__ Lo's Magic Moment" (2012 Christmas album)
          38. 54D
            __ and 52-Down
            54-Down and __[----]
          39. 55D
            Pull
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