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By Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword · Published about 1 month ago

Constructor's Note: Constructor: Will P. The answer to this week's meta is something that was released in 1984.

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Across
  1. 1A
    Toilet, crassly (As Emma pointed out, this one instantly fails the breakfast test. Oh well!)
  2. 8A
    Old saying
  3. 13A
    Add color to, one-by-one
  4. 14A
    Not in a million years
  5. 15A
    Like the Mosque of Córdoba
  6. 16A
    Requiring attention
  7. 17A
    "Ugh!"
  8. 18A
    Bro
  9. 20A
    Surname for Old Man Winter
  10. 23A
    Nozzles found in many chemistry laboratories
  11. 28A
    Maker of British sports cars: Abbr.
  12. 30A
    Units that (when combined) compose the letter-named pieces in the game of Tetris
  13. 31A
    Country that's a homophone of a 1978 film
  14. 34A
    Most naked
  15. 35A
    "___ in bed because [it] is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else's mind." (Anna Quindlen quote)
  16. 36A
    Prefix with -puncture
  17. 37A
    Stein
  18. 39A
    At sea, to a Parisian
  19. 43A
    Test
  20. 45A
    Orangutan, for example
  21. 46A
    "This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its ___." (Monty Python quote)
  22. 50A
    Approached quickly
  23. 53A
    Its capital is Accra
  24. 54A
    Time period when Showalter was manager, perhaps
  25. 55A
    Bathroom floor pieces, often
  26. 56A
    Got a base hit
Down
  1. 1D
    Wheat is often separated from it
  2. 2D
    More unusual
  3. 3D
    Poblano pepper
  4. 4D
    Reason for someone to yell "Get a room!": Abbr.
  5. 5D
    Autism, e.g.
  6. 6D
    "Brown ___ Girl" (Van Morrison song)
  7. 7D
    Made a new hole
  8. 8D
    Queen ___, another name for wild carrot
  9. 9D
    Chicka___ (bird)
  10. 10D
    Dr. alternative
  11. 11D
    High school diploma alternative: Abbr.
  12. 12D
    Suffix with quack- or tomfool-
  13. 19D
    "Yabba ___ doo!"
  14. 21D
    Male ox
  15. 22D
    They're used for shooting
  16. 24D
    "Born ___" (Bruce Springsteen song)
  17. 25D
    Highest card
  18. 26D
    Soccer stats
  19. 27D
    Plane that makes a boom: Abbr.
  20. 29D
    "Rabbit ___" (novel by John Updike)
  21. 31D
    43rd POTUS
  22. 32D
    Singer Des'___
  23. 33D
    Before, to Poe
  24. 38D
    Provides outfits for
  25. 40D
    Knocked boots, perhaps: Abbr.
  26. 41D
    Sketch, in Paris
  27. 42D
    Upholster again
  28. 44D
    Hawaiian island home to Kihei
  29. 46D
    Upper execs, collectively
  30. 47D
    "___ see!" ("Now, it makes sense!")
  31. 48D
    Actor Penn of "Designated Survivor"
  32. 49D
    Zürich to Munich dir.
  33. 51D
    ICU professional
  34. 52D
    Heart signal test: Abbr.
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