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Starlight, Starbright (meta version)

· By LJ · Published 4 days ago

Meta Prompt: Famous Canadian, like the one who provided the words in the latter half of each theme clue? / "I am as constant as a ___"
A bit of Canuck fun with admittedly a lot going on. Dedicated to a musical hero of mine. Trying out the "meta" feature; hopefully what I've done makes sense.
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  • Mike D 8:38 · 4 days ago
    Nice one!
    • LJ constructor · 4 days ago
      Thanks, Mike!
    • andeux 🤓4:57 · 4 days ago
      Constantly in the darkness, where's that at? If you want me I'll be in the bar.
      1A___, repeat
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      Across
      1. 1A
        ___, repeat
      2. 6A
        *Download illegally / "The ___ of Penance"
      3. 12A
        Trudeau's onetime counterpart south of the border
      4. 13A
        Some geese
      5. 14A
        People of Canada with French and First Nations ancestors
      6. 15A
        *"___ Mutha Out" (M.C. Hammer single) / Part 1 of a lyric with 16A
        *Nuts / Part 2 of a lyric with 15A, 27A, and 46A[-----]
        , 27A
        *Charlie Parker sobriquet / Part 3 of a lyric with 15A, 16A, and 46A[----]
        , and 46A
        *Nearby / Part 4 of a lyric with 15A, 16A, and 27A, and together, "I shouldn't have got on this flight"[------]
      7. 16A
        *Nuts / Part 2 of a lyric with 15A
        *"___ Mutha Out" (M.C. Hammer single) / Part 1 of a lyric with 16A, 27A, and 46A[--------]
        , 27A
        *Charlie Parker sobriquet / Part 3 of a lyric with 15A, 16A, and 46A[----]
        , and 46A
        *Nearby / Part 4 of a lyric with 15A, 16A, and 27A, and together, "I shouldn't have got on this flight"[------]
      8. 17A
        Locale for Van Gogh
      9. 18A
        Yalie
      10. 19A
        An Edmontonian might catch this
      11. 21A
        Having nothing on one's agenda
      12. 22A
        Large-scale responses to imminent fire or flood, briefly
      13. 23A
        Starting position
      14. 24A
        Save (for), casually
      15. 25A
        Hosted
      16. 26A
        "___ kleine Nachtmusik"
      17. 27A
        *Charlie Parker sobriquet / Part 3 of a lyric with 15A
        *"___ Mutha Out" (M.C. Hammer single) / Part 1 of a lyric with 16A, 27A, and 46A[--------]
        , 16A
        *Nuts / Part 2 of a lyric with 15A, 27A, and 46A[-----]
        , and 46A
        *Nearby / Part 4 of a lyric with 15A, 16A, and 27A, and together, "I shouldn't have got on this flight"[------]
      18. 28A
        Tunnels under
      19. 29A
        Varsovian, e.g.
      20. 30A
        Face counterpart in an illusion
      21. 31A
        Queens of the jungle
      22. 36A
        Enthralled
      23. 37A
        One kind of "Best-Of"
      24. 38A
        End of Cleopatra
      25. 39A
        *Mariah of Christmas radio / "___, get out your cane"
      26. 40A
        "___-Whirl"
      27. 41A
        Ways of dating?
      28. 43A
        Perfect
      29. 44A
        Doesn't make haste
      30. 45A
        Three-card ___
      31. 46A
        *Nearby / Part 4 of a lyric with 15A
        *"___ Mutha Out" (M.C. Hammer single) / Part 1 of a lyric with 16A, 27A, and 46A[--------]
        , 16A
        *Nuts / Part 2 of a lyric with 15A, 27A, and 46A[-----]
        , and 27A
        *Charlie Parker sobriquet / Part 3 of a lyric with 15A, 16A, and 46A[----]
        , and together, "I shouldn't have got on this flight"
      32. 47A
        "It's open!"
      Down
      1. 1D
        "50 First Dates" or "500 Days of Summer", for short
      2. 2D
        Gibraltar's peninsula
      3. 3D
        Pre-___ (pregnancy vitamins)
      4. 4D
        Makes a winning expression on America's Next Top Model, in a portmanteau
      5. 5D
        "How to make beans on toast", e.g.
      6. 6D
        "Gay ___" (Victor/Victoria number)
      7. 7D
        Wayside stops
      8. 8D
        Informer
      9. 9D
        Stuck (to)
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        Followed
      11. 11D
        Big name in nail polish
      12. 13D
        Grass stalks
      13. 15D
        Treatise
      14. 17D
        Slack-jawed
      15. 20D
        "Frozen"'s reindeer and "Winter Lights"'s Nykvist, for two
      16. 21D
        Make a meal for
      17. 23D
        Only 16 minutes for Hopkins' Hannibal, e.g.
      18. 25D
        Winnie-the-Pooh author
      19. 26D
        Down ___ (Maine and the Maritimes)
      20. 27D
        What's in a 6A
        *Download illegally / "The ___ of Penance"[------]
        's chest
      21. 28D
        Japanese lager
      22. 29D
        Belter's air supply, so to speak
      23. 30D
        Seven Sisters college in New York
      24. 31D
        Traditional teachings
      25. 32D
        Lost traction over, as an ice patch
      26. 33D
        ___ partner
      27. 34D
        Manager of artistic afterlives
      28. 35D
        Less fresh
      29. 36D
        Mouth-cooling yoghurt dip
      30. 37D
        On video (now obsoletely)
      31. 39D
        Loonie or toonie
      32. 42D
        Capote's nickname
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