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· By Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword · Published 14 days ago

Meta Prompt: The answer to this week's meta is a 4-letter word.
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  • Meg 3s · 14 days ago
    Fun! Thanks, Will.
    • DIS 🤓7:21 · 14 days ago
      Impressive!
      • FrankieHeck 🤓8:34 · 14 days ago
        Very nice! I was slowed down at first by finding exactly half of what I needed the first go-round.
        • Mike D 🤓8:36 · 14 days ago
          Same with me! Will gave me a nudge in the right direction. Nice puzzle!
        • Capn Rick 22s · 14 days ago
          Enjoyed it Will!
          • boharr 4s · 14 days ago
            Very clever, Will. Thank you.
            • JeffPrug 11:53 · 14 days ago
              Really impressive construction, squeezing all of those in there!
              • bodhipepper 🤓9:46 · 14 days ago
                The existence of whql oybbz (rot13) distracted me for a bit - and anagramming the resulting letters reveals a different kind of author bias. Thanks for the puzzle Will!
                • William D 7s · 14 days ago
                  Nice one, thanks!
                  • shalmanezer 16:46 · 10 days ago
                    Enjoyed the puzzle, but don't think 37A
                    37A USFLNFL predecessor that's trying to relaunch in 2022
                    is a "predecessor" to the NFL. For that matter 23A
                    23A TREASDodgers' shortstop Turner, and others
                    has played nearly all his Dodger games somewhere besides shortstop.
                    • Bob Jasinski 🤓11:37 · 9 days ago
                      great puzzle. took several nights to work through each step.... looking for something on the diagonals... finding authors but not knowing what to do with them... and finally spotting the intersections. If I'd printed and circled the authors I would have saved a lot of time!
                      1AOne of 192 in a qt.
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                      Across
                      1. 1A
                        One of 192 in a qt.
                      2. 4A
                        Actor Morales of "Ozark"
                      3. 8A
                        Draws out, with axes
                      4. 14A
                        Property agents
                      5. 16A
                        Concluding bits of audio
                      6. 17A
                        Like some undemocratic political systems
                      7. 18A
                        "Let's ___ thing perfectly clear..."
                      8. 19A
                        Duke Ellington let one of these go out of his heart
                      9. 20A
                        2011 15-Down
                        Org. for 20-Across[----]
                        Tour winner Yani
                      10. 22A
                        Perfectionist's diagnosis: Abbr.
                      11. 23A
                        Dodgers' shortstop Turner, and others
                      12. 25A
                        Scrabble 4-pointer used in "HELLO"
                      13. 27A
                        ___ Vegas
                      14. 29A
                        Gloomy
                      15. 30A
                        Scrabble 10-pointer, phonetically
                      16. 32A
                        Middle-ness
                      17. 34A
                        Supermarket subsection
                      18. 36A
                        Odd
                      19. 37A
                        NFL predecessor that's trying to relaunch in 2022
                      20. 40A
                        Author's bias
                      21. 43A
                        Dreaded locations where sloths work in "Zootopia", for short
                      22. 44A
                        Losing streaks
                      23. 46A
                        Crocodile ___ (fake sympathy)
                      24. 48A
                        Punctures repeatedly, as a lawn
                      25. 51A
                        Nintendo console with golf and boxing
                      26. 52A
                        Nightwear, for short
                      27. 55A
                        The A of IPA
                      28. 56A
                        Goldman ___
                      29. 58A
                        Flower
                      30. 60A
                        The results page of this heart test looks suspiciously like that of a polygraph, if you ask me: Abbr.
                      31. 62A
                        "Die a Happy Man" singer Thomas
                      32. 64A
                        Hodgepodge
                      33. 65A
                        Seats at a bar
                      34. 67A
                        Product ID usually found near a barcode
                      35. 69A
                        Up until now
                      36. 70A
                        Accessories for chefs
                      37. 71A
                        Default selection
                      38. 72A
                        Palindromic model who beat cancer
                      39. 73A
                        Phonetic alphabet letter that looks a lot like an integral symbol
                      Down
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                        Has faith in
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                        Madam, in Barcelona
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                        Caused discomfort to
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                        JFK board info.
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                        Place into categories
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                        Raiders' Hall-of-Famer (whose name sounds like a decorative beach item)
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                        "The best ___ to come"
                      8. 8D
                        Apt anagram of "ogle" (if you repeat letters)
                      9. 9D
                        Regret
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                        Prefix even smaller than femto-
                      11. 11D
                        Extol
                      12. 12D
                        Car that's a bit bigger than the Civic
                      13. 13D
                        Dallas to Houston dir.
                      14. 15D
                        Org. for 20-Across
                        2011 15-Down Tour winner Yani[-----]
                      15. 21D
                        ___rod (idiot)
                      16. 24D
                        Something to do in Interlaken or Park City
                      17. 26D
                        Prince after whom a Canadian province is named: Abbr.
                      18. 28D
                        Pink Floyd co-founder Barrett, and others
                      19. 31D
                        ___ Resolute (Union Navy ship)
                      20. 33D
                        Warzone dangers, for short
                      21. 34D
                        "M*A*S*H" actor Alan
                      22. 35D
                        Corrode
                      23. 37D
                        "What You're Made of, We're Made For" grp.
                      24. 38D
                        He-Man nemesis
                      25. 39D
                        Plugging a surge protector into another surge protector might be a violation of this
                      26. 41D
                        Channel 4 ___ ("Anchorman" assemblage)
                      27. 42D
                        Mai ___ (tropical cocktail)
                      28. 45D
                        Relatives of Blvds.
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                        One of many on a barbequed rack
                      30. 49D
                        Common accessory for a call center employee
                      31. 50D
                        Univ.
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                        One filling out a questionaire
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                        Welded connections
                      34. 54D
                        Mash
                      35. 57D
                        Two most common singular pronouns
                      36. 59D
                        Bank's offering
                      37. 61D
                        Dress like, for Halloween
                      38. 63D
                        Minor haircut
                      39. 65D
                        NASCAR sponsor
                      40. 66D
                        4G ___
                      41. 68D
                        Indignation
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