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Ambitious Constraint Practiced Thoroughly

鈼嗏梿By kieranjboyd Published 2024-04-05T22:20:20.192Z

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  • heron 馃6:46聽路聽2024-04-05T23:07:55.645Z
    amazing creativity possessed this awesome crossword! particularly the allusion CATS, provided the "a-ha!" connection. pretty terrific!
    • heron 馃6:46聽路聽2024-04-05T23:12:51.146Z
      that was exhausting just writing out two sentences of ACPT haha--i can't believe you managed to do this for all the clues! the [terrible] part of the clue for CATS made me laugh as i then had an aha moment of what the answer was. ROADSENSE is a great entry (and a great clue), and SEA honestly just felt like a normal clue without the ACPT restriction (if you overlook "[Tricky!]" haha). wonderful, wonderful work.
      • Sendhil Revuluri 馃4:57聽路聽2024-04-05T23:30:21.625Z
        Amazing cruciverbal production task! Very impressive!
        A few tiny notes:
        • 18A: the clue is A-P-C-T.
        • 28D: 鈥渢racheally鈥 would be down the windpipe, which seems unpleasant. Maybe 鈥渢hroatily鈥?
        • 11A: Didn鈥檛 get why this was 鈥渁mbiguous鈥.
        • 15D: Maybe change the last word to a place (like "(Tijuana)") or an attribution ("鈥 Tom谩s")?
        • kieranjboyd constructor聽路聽2024-04-06T02:18:21.127Z
          18A I'm going to claim it's an Easter Egg and not a total mistake
          28D Good suggestion!
          11A Because it could be ENE, NNE, SSW, 鈥 馃槈
          15D It's in the English dictionary, so I took it!
          Thanks for the feedback though bud!
        • Shae 馃26:07聽路聽2024-04-06T00:56:47.331Z
          Wow. This was a lot of fun. Thank you.
          • Sommersmith 馃9:02聽路聽2024-04-06T01:38:18.867Z
            !!!!!!
            • riotblob 馃12:42聽路聽2024-04-06T02:46:57.661Z
              this is amazing :D
              • seanm 9:41聽路聽2024-04-06T04:06:14.425Z
                Haha, love the commitment to the bit! This was amazing to solve. Love how well "[truncated]" works at the end too. Now if you'll excuse me, I must go absorb some calories (definitely throatily)
                • SporcleMirror 馃6:28聽路聽2024-04-06T05:40:09.696Z
                  鈥h, cryptic phrasing, too! (17D)
                  • SMEE 19:08聽路聽2024-04-26T05:48:59.986Z
                    Congrats on your DCL Highlights recommendation for this super (but hard, for me), puzzle.
                    1A
                    "Alone ___ crowd" partnering terms
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                    Across
                    1. 1A
                      "Alone ___ crowd" partnering terms
                    2. 4A
                      Artist's colourful painting technique
                    3. 8A
                      Ailment causing pulmonary troubles
                    4. 10A
                      Antipodean citizen, potentially Townsvillian
                    5. 11A
                      Ambiguous compass point (truncated)
                    6. 12A
                      Alien continuing Picard's Trek
                    7. 13A
                      Artisan creating puzzling tapestries
                    8. 18A
                      Addition prefixing -crat, -toxin
                    9. 19A
                      Auk contingent, put taxonomically
                    10. 20A
                      Administering calculated pharmaceutical totals
                    11. 24A
                      Any couple partnered tidily
                    12. 25A
                      Afro-Caribbean calypso-y product [trombones!]
                    13. 26A
                      Approaches; cures; procedures; therapies
                    14. 30A
                      Ability characterising perceptive travellers?
                    15. 31A
                      Articulate copses, per Tolkien
                    16. 32A
                      Alternating current place? [Tricky!]
                    Down
                    1. 1D
                      Advantageous contacts providing traction
                    2. 2D
                      Abbreviation considering package's tare
                    3. 3D
                      After childhood, Potter's trade
                    4. 4D
                      Alpha canine's parental task
                    5. 5D
                      Affectionately, child Padawan trainee
                    6. 6D
                      Avant-guard "Chandelier" performer's title
                    7. 7D
                      Average Chinese person [#trivia]
                    8. 8D
                      Ab茅ch茅 (Chad) : pont :: Tarragona : ___
                    9. 9D
                      Adorable celebrity pet's tag
                    10. 10D
                      Acidic; caustic; producing ___ taste
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                      Anatomically, clavicle's partner (truncated)
                    12. 14D
                      Abrasive cleaning products, trademarked
                    13. 15D
                      Appearing crestfallen, perhaps teary
                    14. 16D
                      Acts chauvinistic/piggish, tonally
                    15. 17D
                      Agra's creative permutation, technically!
                    16. 21D
                      Animated choral picture [terrible]
                    17. 22D
                      Archaically, cold precipitation tufts
                    18. 23D
                      Actress Cara's "peaceful" title
                    19. 26D
                      As claim Pisans, "three"
                    20. 27D
                      Actor come POTUS, tenderly
                    21. 28D
                      Absorb calories (probably throatily)
                    22. 29D
                      Antecedently, Condoleezza's position (truncated)
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