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themeless 16: colonnades

◆◆ · By Rafa Musa and Malaika Handa · Published by Malaika Handa · Published 11 months ago

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  • Malaika Handa publisher · 11 months ago
    ugh apparently it's not called "Queen of the Castle" it's called "Get Down"........ oh well still a banger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5xv7fyRFyI
    • Frisco17 8:35 · 11 months ago
      Damn, I kept getting stuck on Lingua IGNOTA. Great puzz, guys! Some amazing fill in there, as well as some very clever ? clues.
      • Aloe320 21:35 · 11 months ago
        so many aha moments for words i'm excited to know. thanks for the puz! also, MAELSTROM who among us hasn't furiously added that to our word list/seed entries while watching solo
        • What a great puzzle!
          • Mike D 13:23 · 11 months ago
            Great puzzle - tons of clever clues
            • Ethan Cooper 🤓7:53 · 11 months ago
              Great puzzle... what is a cluing spreadsheet tho? Is that a Crossdown thing?
              • Sommersmith 🤓10:46 · 11 months ago
                Wow - fantastic puzzle!
                • Ajay 15:52 · 11 months ago
                  Tough for me. Had to cheat. Thanks for posting!!
                  • Norah 🤓15:09 · 11 months ago
                    NICE
                    • cshabsin 🤓12:16 · 11 months ago
                      Is 36D
                      36D TATPart of a sleeve
                      's clue an appropriate clue for 45D
                      45D OREOSnack found in choreographies?
                      as well? Or is has the new packaging for Oreos ("new"... changed like a decade ago?) erased the memory of cookies coming in sleeves? Part of a sleeve could still be "THIN MINT" these days, I suppose.
                      • William D 20:30 · 11 months ago
                        Fun puzzle, thanks! Lots of new stuff to me.
                        • rickybillingsgate 🤓12:34 · 11 months ago
                          kinda tough!
                          • prog plus chat 🤓20:11 · 10 months ago
                            Very fun, love the comment clues
                            1ANeck lines?
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                            Across
                            1. 1A
                              Neck lines?
                            2. 6A
                              Go back and forth
                            3. 10A
                              "___, from 'Cop Killer' to 'Law & Order'" (NPR headline)
                            4. 14A
                              Attentive listener?
                            5. 16A
                              twitter.com/___solves
                            6. 17A
                              Advice a friend might give when you get a text from an ex
                            7. 18A
                              "if i ever stop making crosswords it will be so i never have to clue the word ___ again" (Rafa's comment on the cluing spreadsheet for this puzzle)
                            8. 19A
                              Toots and the Maytals genre
                            9. 20A
                              Event that might include "team roping"
                            10. 21A
                              Stately home
                            11. 22A
                              "would prefer if you clued this one bc i don't have a uterus" (Rafa's comment on the cluing spreadsheet for this puzzle)
                            12. 23A
                              New York basketball team that rhymes with a New York football team AND a New York baseball team
                            13. 25A
                              "I wanna go hunting, any takers? / I'm not fake cuz I've got ___ and ___" ("Queen of the Castle" lyric)
                            14. 27A
                              Lingua ___
                            15. 28A
                              2020 reboot where Amanda Seyfried voiced Daphne
                            16. 29A
                              [¯\_(ツ)_/¯]
                            17. 32A
                              "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" author found in GOVERNESS
                            18. 33A
                              "Cha Cha Slide" instruction
                            19. 34A
                              Wow
                            20. 35A
                              Get old
                            21. 37A
                              Was a precursor (to)
                            22. 38A
                              An ending??
                            23. 39A
                              Underwater sandbar
                            24. 40A
                              "Santa ___ Diet" (Drew Barrymore sci-fi comedy)
                            25. 42A
                              "Good" in French and Spanish
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                              Hanukkah treat sometimes served with harissa
                            27. 44A
                              Delivery person?
                            28. 46A
                              Comedian Margaret featured in "Freedom To Marry"
                            29. 49A
                              "I am Not My Hair" artist india.___
                            30. 50A
                              Option for sightseeing while high?
                            31. 52A
                              2019 Tyler the Creator album
                            32. 53A
                              Commotions
                            33. 54A
                              ___ jackets (flavor of a JC Penny hard seltzer, in a "Please Don't Destroy" skit)
                            34. 55A
                              Trudge
                            35. 56A
                              Animal that congress seriously considered importing en masse from Africa to Louisiana in the 1910s to solve a national meat crisis
                            Down
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                              "Harlem Shake" videos and fidget spinners
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                              "everything alright?", in a text
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                              Mode of "NO CAPES!" fame
                            4. 4D
                              One way to cry uncle?
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                              "ugh, YES"
                            6. 6D
                              Garden structures
                            7. 7D
                              Middle back row attack, in volleyball
                            8. 8D
                              Graphite, for carbon
                            9. 9D
                              __lo (tag on some sexy "Star Wars" fanfic)
                            10. 10D
                              "Ugh, seriously??"
                            11. 11D
                              Lengua alternative
                            12. 12D
                              T.S. ___ (poet who wrote of Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer)
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                              Patreon levels
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                              Sends a follow-up email, say
                            15. 21D
                              Valid reason for taking a day off work
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                              Supporting group?
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                              Possesses
                            18. 25D
                              Taiwanese electronics brand
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                              Crowning moment
                            20. 27D
                              Cello feature that's actually s-shaped
                            21. 28D
                              PNG alternative
                            22. 29D
                              *immediately adds to cart*
                            23. 30D
                              Color en la bandera puertorriqueña
                            24. 31D
                              👍
                            25. 36D
                              Part of a sleeve
                            26. 39D
                              Name that anagrams to LASSI
                            27. 40D
                              "I don't ___ this negative energy!"
                            28. 41D
                              Size that confusingly corresponds to venti, not grande
                            29. 42D
                              Make a gingerbread house
                            30. 45D
                              Snack found in choreographies?
                            31. 46D
                              NYC rideshare app owned by drivers
                            32. 47D
                              Camel back?
                            33. 48D
                              "...ish"
                            34. 50D
                              Ground-shaking tech?
                            35. 51D
                              Ortho ___-Cyclen Lo
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