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Expanding Brackets (Meta)

· By benchen71 · Published 27 days ago

Meta Prompt: The answer to the meta is an eight letter word
Here's my second meta crossword. No two letter words and it's fully interlocking this time! To avoid anyone going down rabbit holes, while the title of this meta is "Expanding brackets", please ignore all of the brackets in the clues. I just like writing fun clues and that often includes bracketed asides. They have nothing to do with the meta, I promise!
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  • Mike D 🤓8:12 · 27 days ago
    Loved this puzzle - the meta mechanism is awesome!
    • FrankieHeck 🤓6:01 · 26 days ago
      Nice meta!
      • David Plass 5:40 · 26 days ago
        NICE! I loved this topic. Mrs. Gipp would be proud.
        • benchen71 constructor · 26 days ago
          I'm guessing Mrs. Gipp was your maths teacher?
          • David Plass 5:40 · 26 days ago
            Yes in the early 80s(!)
        • LuckyGuest 3s · 26 days ago
          Well that brought me back a few years! Very clever...
          • boharr 4s · 26 days ago
            Algebra! I needed Google. Thank You.
            • Meg 3s · 26 days ago
              Well, that only took all day!! Got a nudge from Boharr, who got a nudge from Rich, but hey, that’s what Muggles do! I’m still trying to understand 19a. IRR
              19A IRRAbbreviation for a grammatical mood indicating that a certain action is not known to have happened at that moment
              is an abbreviation for what? Thanks for the fun!
              • benchen71 constructor · 26 days ago
                IRREALIS. Glad you enjoyed it, even if it proved challenging!
              • Chaddog 25:43 · 24 days ago
                Great puzzle! Tough grid in parts. Thanks for the puzzle!
                1ALinguistic typology used by English
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                Across
                1. 1A
                  Linguistic typology used by English
                2. 4A
                  How to refer to the time before Jesus, but the secular way
                3. 7A
                  Ran in the wash
                4. 11A
                  Russian pancakes that are absolutely delicious, especially with creamy mushrooms and bacon
                5. 13A
                  Hawaiian island that often pops up in crosswords because of all those beautiful vowels
                6. 14A
                  What you 66 across
                  Eat quickly[-----]
                  down
                7. 15A
                  Whole number greater than one million?
                8. 17A
                  What the slithy toves did in the wabe (with "and gimble")
                9. 18A
                  ___ like a bg in a rg
                10. 19A
                  Abbreviation for a grammatical mood indicating that a certain action is not known to have happened at that moment
                11. 20A
                  Utensil used to cook lots of delicious Asian cuisine
                12. 22A
                  Sound the weasel makes when the money goes
                13. 23A
                  What Nahash wanted to do to the right eyes of everyone in Jabesh Gilead (with "them out")
                14. 25A
                  Material made from doing things to wood pulp
                15. 27A
                  Fictional relationship between two amounts?
                16. 31A
                  ___, Joy of Man's Desiring
                17. 34A
                  Poem by Langston Hughes (never read it, only ever seen it in crosswords)
                18. 35A
                  "Bro, I've got a problem with you..."
                19. 38A
                  It is common for couples to write their own these days
                20. 39A
                  What many mins together make
                21. 40A
                  "In addition..."
                22. 41A
                  Santa's surname, apparently
                23. 43A
                  Untouchable Eliot
                24. 45A
                  Where a prisoner is kept
                25. 46A
                  Imperial measurement involving chance?
                26. 49A
                  ___ vortex
                27. 50A
                  "This puzzle is too hard!" (var. but 26 down
                  Pokemon who moonlights as a detective[-------]
                  should be obvious, so we're good)
                28. 53A
                  ROY G ___
                29. 54A
                  Germans use this word when they are feeling good
                30. 56A
                  Units for a song's tempo
                31. 57A
                  The rating every company aspires to
                32. 59A
                  Direction of sunrise
                33. 61A
                  Change in danger levels?
                34. 64A
                  Sumerian god of wisdom, mentioned in Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash (I didn't need to add that reference, but it's a brilliant book!)
                35. 65A
                  Foie ___
                36. 66A
                  Eat quickly
                37. 67A
                  Helpful acronym for expanding brackets
                38. 68A
                  ___ out a living
                39. 69A
                  What you would hear lots of if you visited an ashram (or so I'm told)
                Down
                1. 1D
                  David used one to knock Goliath out (not a stone, the other thing)
                2. 2D
                  Aragorn's portrayer
                3. 3D
                  Demonic creature from Japanese mythology
                4. 4D
                  Collective term for all of the things you shot and killed on a hunt
                5. 5D
                  What you do with the fat
                6. 6D
                  One of the four moons of Jupiter that Galileo saw after he invented the telescope
                7. 7D
                  The ___, a book by Roald Dahl that includes fart jokes and the queen of England
                8. 8D
                  Those who have not been ordained
                9. 9D
                  "___, does not compute!"
                10. 10D
                  Underground, but way down
                11. 11D
                  Early networking software (really early)
                12. 12D
                  First name of the Spaniard fixated on finding a six-fingered man
                13. 13D
                  Poetic preposition
                14. 16D
                  Fountain that features in Roman Holiday
                15. 21D
                  I was sure this was how Inspector Clouseau's manservant's name was spelt, but I was wrong
                16. 24D
                  Cruel and ___ punishment
                17. 26D
                  Pokemon who moonlights as a detective
                18. 28D
                  Prefix added to "musicology" and "centrism"
                19. 29D
                  ___ ipsum dolor sit amet...
                20. 30D
                  Portia de ___
                21. 31D
                  Electronics company that comes in handy playing Scrabble (or constructing crosswords!)
                22. 32D
                  Control character typed using the ENTER key
                23. 33D
                  Austrian company known for its crystal jewelry
                24. 36D
                  The American equivalent of Auslan
                25. 37D
                  "I found that wryly amusing." (but in an SMS)
                26. 42D
                  What we Australians call a sausage
                27. 44D
                  "Quick, ___ pic before Bigfoot runs away!"
                28. 47D
                  Someone forced to do dull, meaningless work
                29. 48D
                  Pitches a tent
                30. 49D
                  Instrument played by Bruce Hornsby (and lots of other people, but I like Bruce Hornsby)
                31. 51D
                  ___ Masala, a spice from India
                32. 52D
                  "The very ___ of your head are numbered"
                33. 53D
                  English word derived from the French word for cooked cow
                34. 55D
                  One of the gorillas from Disney's Tarzan (look, if I had to look it up, why shouldn't you!)
                35. 56D
                  K-pop group, and gift to crossword creators everywhere
                36. 58D
                  Sarcastic alien from an 80's sitcom
                37. 60D
                  Up to, for short
                38. 62D
                  A city on the north coast of Papua New Guinea
                39. 63D
                  ___-tourism, which must be good for the planet
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