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· By Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword · Published 10 months ago

Meta Prompt: The answer to this week's meta is a 7-letter word.
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  • elian 7:43 · 10 months ago
    super smooth solve! fun as always thanks will :)
    • THC 🤓4:07 · 10 months ago
      A special gift today!
      • Meg 2s · 10 months ago
        Very nice! Over too soon.
        • boharr 4s · 10 months ago
          Fun one. Thanks, Will.
          • Flinty Steve 3s · 10 months ago
            Nice puzzle - thanks!
            • whimsy 12:33 · 10 months ago
              Ooh, shiny!! Liked it a lot!
              • MajordomoTom 10:05 · 10 months ago
                :)
              • LuckyGuest 3s · 10 months ago
                Really nice construction...
                • Tyrpmom 🤓3:15 · 10 months ago
                  Perfect Sunday morning puzzle.
                  • MajordomoTom 10:05 · 10 months ago
                    had to back-solve the second letter, but liked this a fair amount.
                    The fourth letter - for that stone, I found two answers in my research, but only one of the letters worked.
                    Nice puzzle, not too tough.
                    • MamaEllen 3s · 10 months ago
                      Loved this one! Thanks Will!
                      • DIS 🤓7:04 · 10 months ago
                        Fun -- thanks.
                        • lbray53 7s · 10 months ago
                          Fun. Thanks.
                          • hbxwords 🤓4:15 · 10 months ago
                            Found a bunch of conflicting sources for this. Once I found a Wiki page, all became clear. Very nice!!!
                            • Sfull411 🤓3:56 · 10 months ago
                              Thanks, Will!
                              • David Plass 2:02 · 10 months ago
                                Nice, thanks for the puzzle
                                • MARR71 3s · 10 months ago
                                  Fun puzzle but frustrated by too many variations on the gift list. Sometimes Google is not your friend!
                                  • wendy walker 4s · 10 months ago
                                    Yes, I had to Google!
                                    • Louis D 3s · 10 months ago
                                      I second what hbxwords said.
                                      • bunella 🤓1:06 · 10 months ago
                                        Took me 4 guesses but i got it.
                                        • Qmark 🤓8:05 · 10 months ago
                                          Another great puzzle, Will!
                                          • William D 9:02 · 10 months ago
                                            Thanks!
                                            • Meta World Peace 3s · 10 months ago
                                              I knew there was a good reason I kept the shopping bag from my last visit to the Hallmark greeting card store!
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                                              Across
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                                                Havana's country
                                              2. 5A
                                                A.F.C. Richmond's gaffer
                                              3. 8A
                                                Previous name of Ho Chi Minh City
                                              4. 14A
                                                Org. with a "Know Your Rights" webpage
                                              5. 15A
                                                Buddy, in Bordeaux
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                                                Refuse to notice
                                              7. 17A
                                                [Gift]
                                              8. 19A
                                                Actor Odom Jr. of "Central Park"
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                                                Actor Channing of "Magic Mike"
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                                                Russian or Pole, for example
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                                                Ensures that one is old enough
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                                                Rank under Lt. Col.
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                                                The corresponding sign has a white triangle inside a red triangle
                                              14. 28A
                                                Like many houses around Halloween
                                              15. 32A
                                                Completely evaporated
                                              16. 36A
                                                The Astros recently won it: Abbr.
                                              17. 37A
                                                "Obviously!"
                                              18. 39A
                                                Many a Cyber Monday event
                                              19. 40A
                                                Ghostly sound
                                              20. 41A
                                                [Gift]
                                              21. 44A
                                                Messenger molecule
                                              22. 45A
                                                ___ sanctum
                                              23. 47A
                                                Chinese Chairman
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                                                Equipment
                                              25. 49A
                                                Event roughly equivalent to a 16K
                                              26. 52A
                                                Give new life to, as an old house
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                                                Sydney ___ House
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                                                WWII vehicle
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                                                It's both a name and a field of study
                                              30. 59A
                                                Simplicity
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                                                Items used to navigate whitewater
                                              32. 65A
                                                Grandmother, in Guadalajara
                                              33. 67A
                                                [Gift]
                                              34. 69A
                                                King James
                                              35. 70A
                                                Subj. for speakers of many different tongues
                                              36. 71A
                                                "Now it makes sense!"
                                              37. 72A
                                                Actress Hannigan of "How I Met Your Mother"
                                              38. 73A
                                                Pig's quarters
                                              39. 74A
                                                They/___ pronouns
                                              Down
                                              1. 1D
                                                Rank for Raymond Holt but not a common cereal mascot: Abbr.
                                              2. 2D
                                                Sch. in the "City of Angels"
                                              3. 3D
                                                Sound like a sheep
                                              4. 4D
                                                Yearly periods before winter
                                              5. 5D
                                                ___ France ("Queer Eye" fashion expert)
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                                                Why Eastern Michigan University picked the eagles as their mascot instead of these birds is beyond me
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                                                Adverb for how many concert halls are lit
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                                                [Gift]
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                                                "When I was your ___ ..."
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                                                Guts
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                                                [Gift]
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                                                "...___ it just me?"
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                                                Maiden name precursor
                                              14. 18D
                                                "___ a loss for words" ("You've left me speechless")
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                                                Scholarship, for example
                                              16. 25D
                                                ___ mind trick
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                                                Broke an oath
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                                                Behavioral pattern
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                                                How Kevin McCallister was left
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                                                State sch. in Mansfield
                                              21. 31D
                                                "Don't Start Now" artist ___ Lipa
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                                                Egged on
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                                                Forearm bones
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                                                [Gift]
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                                                "Let me think..."
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                                                Faucet problem
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                                                Shell propeller
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                                                Christmas carol
                                              29. 46D
                                                Folks with forceful feelings
                                              30. 48D
                                                Had some success at the plate
                                              31. 50D
                                                "I Hope You Dance" singer Womack
                                              32. 51D
                                                Word after Paleozoic or Mesozoic
                                              33. 53D
                                                Fig. used as a starting point in car negotiations
                                              34. 55D
                                                Total fools
                                              35. 57D
                                                Second son of Eve
                                              36. 58D
                                                [Gift]
                                              37. 60D
                                                Sunrise direction
                                              38. 62D
                                                Wait for a bite
                                              39. 63D
                                                Ash or Oak, for example
                                              40. 64D
                                                Appear
                                              41. 65D
                                                In the style of
                                              42. 66D
                                                Bathroom, in Bristol
                                              43. 68D
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