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Warm-Up Acts

· By Sommersmith · Published 27 days ago

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  • Mike D 🤓7:00 · 27 days ago
    Wonderful theme and a fun solve!
    • Sommersmith constructor · 27 days ago
      Thank you!
    • acommonrose 🤓4:27 · 26 days ago
      Embarrassed to admit I immediately tried to fill "Call me ___" with MAYBE before I spotted the theme, but overall, great theme, and lots of fun clues in there!
      • Crumpart 🤓25:00 · 25 days ago
        Moby Dick is one of my favourite books and I still definitely tried to type MAYBE, because that is an absolute banger of a song.
      • Cornish Cacogen 🤓13:10 · 26 days ago
        3D
        3D ISNTWasn't present?
        is fantastic, rest of the puzzle is too. Bravo!
        1AShowtune with the lyric "Down to here / Down to there / Down to there / Down to where / It stops by itself"
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        Across
        1. 1A
          Showtune with the lyric "Down to here / Down to there / Down to there / Down to where / It stops by itself"
        2. 5A
          "I sing of ____ and of the man": Start of Virgil's epic poem about 49D
          Trojan War figure and mythical founder of Rome[------]
        3. 9A
          iPods discontinued in 2017
        4. 14A
          Threatener's final word
        5. 15A
          Child of celebrity union TomKat and subject of the satirical fashion blog "____'s Burn Book"
        6. 16A
          Negative battery terminal
        7. 17A
          L'Engle's "A ____ of Endless Light"
        8. 18A
          Pro wrestling villain
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          Polite
        10. 20A
          *"It was the best _______, it was the worst _______..."
        11. 22A
          *"Call me _______."
        12. 24A
          "INDUSTRY BABY" singer Lil ___ X
        13. 25A
          Astronaut Ellen or golfer Lorena
        14. 26A
          Coming
        15. 29A
          ____ dawn
        16. 30A
          Instrument that puts the "oom" in "oompah"
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          "___ my last email..."
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          Medicinal amount
        19. 37A
          Person after whom something is named, or the name itself
        20. 39A
          Requirement for many higher ed jobs
        21. 40A
          *"Last night I dreamt _______ Manderley again."
        22. 42A
          Briefly, it's the effect that gives dubstep that "wub-wub-wub"
        23. 43A
          Richie with four Grammys and an Oscar
        24. 45A
          Electric ____ aren't, in fact, true ____
        25. 46A
          Musical aptitude
        26. 47A
          Acronym with accompanying arm motions
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          Merit
        28. 50A
          Wally's dinner companion, in a 1981 film
        29. 52A
          Wizards
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          Suffix with lime or Power
        31. 55A
          *"The past is a _______ country; they do things differently there."
        32. 58A
          *"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want _______."
        33. 62A
          Aids an arsonist, perhaps
        34. 63A
          "____Enders": British soap opera
        35. 65A
          Like some cats
        36. 66A
          Harmonic
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          Soreness
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          You need a big machine to split this little thing
        39. 69A
          Tufted marsh plant
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          "A ____ Is Born" (1937, 1954, 1976 or 2018 film)
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          Many nautical stowaways
        Down
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          Word with folk or Guitar
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          Arabic alphabet starter
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          Wasn't present?
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          Spektor at a piano
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          Campfire remains
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          Regrets
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          GI's pre-made ration
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          Gel with the caution "Do not eat"
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          "_____ Man": Village People parody in an Old El Paso commercial
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          Lively, on sheet music
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          Stellar explosion
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          Garfield's nemesis
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          Part with... for a price
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          Ziegler who dances in Sia's music videos
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          Old Jewish village
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          Warm-up acts... or what the lines quoted in the starred clues are for their respective books
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          "Humans Need Not _____": CGP Grey video about labor automation
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          "Hi, I'm Dave, and my pronouns are _____"
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          Trauma physician, briefly
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          Employ
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          Headless?
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          Without question
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          That feeling you get "when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie"
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          It'll hatch a hooter
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          Spanish inn
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          Decimal base
        27. 44D
          Conference badge
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          Trojan War figure and mythical founder of Rome
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          Major purchase that comes with a distinctive smell
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          Place to stretch your legs?
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          Following
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          Pioneering jazz pianist Waller, or pioneering rock and roll pianist Domino
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          Instrument the orchestra usually tunes to
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          Tear to pieces
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          Workplace watchdog, for short
        36. 59D
          Jot
        37. 60D
          One of five in a Shakespeare line
        38. 61D
          Some shade trees
        39. 64D
          One of five in a Shakespeare play
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