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· By Thoron · Published 5 days ago

Constructor's Note: This one is a toughie! Inspired by an infamous NYT Saturday puzzle
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  • Mike D 11:22 · 5 days ago
    This was tough, but awesome! I was wondering why the SW was so gettable but the rest was impossible - then I revealed ONEWAYTRAFFIC
    51A ONEWAYTRAFFICRoundabout characteristic... or a hint to this puzzle's theme
    and it all clicked
    • kieranjboyd 12:58 · 5 days ago
      This was soooo much easier to solve once I understood the gimmick. Nice one! Heads up: 33A
      33A SPHERESPool balls and bowling balls, but not footballs
      and 43A
      43A LOSTIn need of directions
      have some typos.
      • Benana 45:29 · 4 days ago
        Took a while to get my head round it, but loved it!
        • Holmes 37:43 · 4 days ago
          Great idea! fun to solve
          • Frisco17 8:33 · about 5 hours ago
            Absolutely amazing.
            1ATeam with a notable 2016 victory
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            Across
            1. 1A
              Team with a notable 2016 victory
            2. 5A
              Like a now-useless phone
            3. 9A
              Sebastian's friend
            4. 10A
              Packed
            5. 12A
              Thinking style required to solve this puzzle, in a way
            6. 15A
              Annual visitor for some
            7. 16A
              NASA's moon vehicle
            8. 17A
              One-named singer with the hit "1, 2 Step"
            9. 19A
              "Que ___ ___"
            10. 20A
              Less common
            11. 22A
              "A Series of Unfortunate Events" villainess Squalor
            12. 23A
              Pier grp.
            13. 24A
              Tally
            14. 26A
              Big name in water filters
            15. 27A
              ___ punch (kung fu technique)
            16. 29A
              Breakfast dishes
            17. 31A
              Bar projectile
            18. 32A
              Shelled creature
            19. 33A
              Pool balls and bowling balls, but not footballs
            20. 36A
              With innocence
            21. 39A
              Catan resource
            22. 40A
              Come out swinging?
            23. 42A
              Rural setting
            24. 43A
              In need of directions
            25. 45A
              Glassware giant
            26. 46A
              Sit and seethe
            27. 47A
              College world series site
            28. 49A
              Dip
            29. 50A
              Prefix meaning four
            30. 51A
              Roundabout characteristic... or a hint to this puzzle's theme
            31. 54A
              Passing notes?
            32. 55A
              No surprises here
            33. 56A
              They may be seeded
            34. 57A
              Nuisances for HS jrs.
            Down
            1. 1D
              Sonic systems
            2. 2D
              Bits of personal info at the top of a twitter page
            3. 3D
              String for a site
            4. 4D
              Court legend Anthony
            5. 5D
              Bought some time
            6. 6D
              Country whose natl. anthem requires a vocal range of 1.44 octaves
            7. 7D
              You might want to clear this up...
            8. 8D
              Dropped the ball
            9. 9D
              Pharaohs, eg?
            10. 11D
              Another name for 9-Across
              Sebastian's friend[-----]
            11. 12D
              Shortcut used by many a lazy student
            12. 13D
              Formula taught in junior high math
            13. 14D
              ___ theory
            14. 15D
              ["That hits the spot!"]
            15. 18D
              Grp. with many arab nations
            16. 20D
              Go long
            17. 21D
              UK counterpart to "America's got Talent"
            18. 24D
              One may be found found in 32-Across
              Shelled creature[----]
            19. 25D
              Tender cut
            20. 28D
              Anger
            21. 30D
              Filmer Kilmer
            22. 33D
              One person plays?
            23. 34D
              Advert
            24. 35D
              Green-lights a proposal, say
            25. 36D
              One skilled with instruments
            26. 37D
              Fishing basket
            27. 38D
              Like the visiting team
            28. 41D
              "Fiddlesticks!"
            29. 44D
              Progressive possesive pronoun
            30. 46D
              Valuable places
            31. 48D
              Off the rails
            32. 50D
              Bit of fur
            33. 52D
              What rings can tell you
            34. 53D
              Simile's center
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