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· By rickybillingsgate

Meta Prompt
The meta answer is a breakfast food.
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  • benchen71 2s · 2024-06-28T06:35:13.358Z
    Fun one! Thanks, Ricky.
  • boharr 8s · 2024-06-28T18:55:38.728Z
    Thx
    • KayW 🤓7:31 · 2024-06-28T20:21:20.587Z
      Fun one, thanks! (and now I'm hungry...)
      • omnilynx 10:26 · 2024-06-29T00:09:08.280Z
        I partially guessed and now can't reconstruct how it was supposed to be solved. I see the letters are third from last place in every themed answer except the last, but I can't see how they should have been found.
        • kurtalert 🤓5:51 · 2024-06-29T04:04:31.861Z
          Oh, this was awesome. Initially I was going down the path of finding scrambled breakfast items in the theme answers. HUEVOS is in chekhovsgun, as is sunchoke. TOAST is in photostat. NUTRIENTS is in internetuse. But I struggled like crazy to find ANYTHING in yellowred.
          Fermion kept taking me to some combination of FE and IRON, and then in conjunction with NUTRIENTS, I started looking for periodic elements to start/finish the words... nope. Argh. Those were some very convincing rabbit holes. Walked away, sat down just now for one last look before bed... boom. Immediately got it.
        • Qmark 12s · 2024-06-30T18:15:13.796Z
          Loved it...thanks!
          • MatthewL 🤓7:26 · 2024-07-01T18:30:13.114Z
            Love the "take the title literally" metas. And, love grits -- especially with lots of butter and cheese. Thanks for the puzzle!
            • Abide 🤓9:53 · 2024-07-13T21:21:14.316Z
              Wrote down the themers in order but couldn't see the days in there. But knowing you are a fellow son of the South, I found the "grits" and then backsolved to Step 1.
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              Across
              1. 1A
                Put into words
              2. 4A
                Items for trade?
              3. 9A
                Stocking fillers for bad kids
              4. 14A
                United
              5. 15A
                Bit of tomfoolery
              6. 16A
                Irk
              7. 17A
                Gateway Arch home, briefly
              8. 18A
                Shorthand for a certain Russian playwright's belief that "one must never place a loaded rifle on the stage if it isn't going to go off. It's wrong to make promises you don't mean to keep" (1)
              9. 20A
                Punjab city
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                Perform the task expertly
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                "Trust Exercise" novelist Susan
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                Form's first blank
              13. 27A
                Peter of reggae
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                Pop like never before?
              15. 30A
                Draw
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                Propelled a scull
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                Symbol of change
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                TDs are worth six
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                One more than due
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                Subatomic particle class named for the 1938 physics Nobel winner (3)
              21. 41A
                "Yeah, right" sound
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                LAX listing
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                Highway ramps, often
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                Many a garden statuette
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                Comedian Davidson
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                Sway unsteadily
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                Group whose logo looks the same in a mirror
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                Clear the blackboard
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                Dr. Pepper, e.g.
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                Linger aimlessly
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                Glides
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                Web surfing and the like (5)
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                Young boy
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                Getting on in years
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                Flutist, e.g.
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                Imitate
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                ___ voce (quietly)
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                Image-sharing site studies show is terrible for teenagers, to teenagers
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                Bike / swim / run race
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                Letters of distress
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                Hill worker?
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                Color that's not quite orange but getting there (2)
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                Engine rpm gauge
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                Like me when reporting yet another DSL outage to AT & T, usually
              6. 6D
                Former SNL cast member Cheri
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                Compare
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                It often starts in Sept.
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                Prosecco alternative
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                Where the work is taking place
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                Non-Hispanic white person, in slang
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                1938 victor over Schmeling (this year's two appearances in this puzzle's clues being merely an interesting coincidence)
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                Electropop instrument
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                Running by itself, as a machine
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                Helper
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                Big bill
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                Crux
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                Comedian Tracee ___ Ross
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                Charge for a spot
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                Appalachians, e.g.
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                More in need of rain
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                CPR expert
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                Early document copier (4)
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                Under control
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                She teams up with the Princesses of Power
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                Short-termer shadowing a professional
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                Bird abode
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                Obvious
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                China shop ensemble
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                Assumed name
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                Drum beaten by beatniks
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                Went defunct, in slang
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                Be part of the cast of
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                Courses in bowls
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                Thus
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                "Will be," in Spanish
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                Prefix with center or genetics
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                National Poetry Mo.
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                Innocuous set of multicultural initiatives currently serving as a right-wing dog whistle (abbr.)
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