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◆◆ · By Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword · Published about 1 year 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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  • Mike D 11:30 · about 1 year ago
    Nice one will - I loved GREECE
    31A GREECECountry that's a homophone of a 1978 film
    , BUCKERA
    54A BUCKERATime period when Showalter was manager, perhaps
    , and ANNESLACE
    8D ANNESLACEQueen ___, another name for wild carrot
    . I got stuck in the NW w/ ANCHO
    3D ANCHOPoblano pepper
    /FEH
    17A FEH"Ugh!"
    and the SE w/ RACEDUP
    50A RACEDUPApproached quickly
    /EPURE
    41D EPURESketch, in Paris
    /REPAD
    42D REPADUpholster again
    . Gotta study up on my peppers 😂. Time for the meta 🤔
    • Mike D 11:30 · about 1 year ago
      Finally got the meta (with a little help from Will) - amazing puzzle!
    • Anonymous Crossharer 20:22 · about 1 year ago
      Nice puzzle, Will. On to the meta...
      1A
      1A CRAPPERToilet, crassly (As Emma pointed out, this one instantly fails the breakfast test. Oh well!)
      alternative clue?: Inventor of the toilet.
      1AToilet, crassly (As Emma pointed out, this one instantly fails the breakfast test. Oh well!)
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      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
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        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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