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Rebus Hustle #20

· By Tuffy · Published 20 days ago

Constructor's Note: For this cryptic, some squares may include two or three letters per square. The rebus tool is necessary to complete this puzzle.
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  • Sean 8:40 · 20 days ago
    What is with the shaded answers?
    • Tuffy constructor · 20 days ago
      Shaded answers are just purely visual for the "20" in the grid
    • zonkswonk 17:04 · 16 days ago
      Having finished the grid, I cannot seem to parse 1D
      1D PLUTORepublic united one regularly demoted dwarf? (5)
      , 1A
      1A PLATINUMPt I: alumni abruptly in disarray (8)
      , or 5D
      5D INSTARSBespangled insect stages (7)
      , any chance I could get a hand?
      • Tuffy constructor · 16 days ago
        1D
        1D PLUTORepublic united one regularly demoted dwarf? (5)
        : re(P)ub(L)ic (U)ni(T)ed (O)ne (every third letter in the phrase clued in by "regularly")
        1A
        1A PLATINUMPt I: alumni abruptly in disarray (8)
        : &lit + anagram of Pt I alumni, minus the last i
        5D
        5D INSTARSBespangled insect stages (7)
        : Double def.
      1APt I: alumni abruptly in disarray (8)
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      Across
      1. 1A
        Pt I: alumni abruptly in disarray (8)
      2. 4A
        Proud one aboard camper (4)
      3. 6A
        Trouble amidst TP and fudge pies, they might be smoky? (9)
      4. 7A
        Heal surrounding hospital after sibling gets source of information (8)
      5. 9A
        Returning, at first, relying upon nothing loud. Afternoon for file formatting? (1, 1, 4)
      6. 10A
        Capital direction in passion (5)
      7. 12A
        Wry rodents scatter, they're within dictionaries (5, 5)
      Down
      1. 1D
        Republic united one regularly demoted dwarf? (5)
      2. 2D
        Extra devotion (10)
      3. 3D
        Official bloodsucker making Virginia turn (6)
      4. 4D
        Sample Java pepper smoke (4)
      5. 5D
        Bespangled insect stages (7)
      6. 7D
        Look! Mario's nemesis's tail flung back inside! (6)
      7. 8D
        Excited about R.O.F.? (2, 3)
      8. 11D
        Comical, endless, risen God (4)
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