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Making the Cut

· By Brian Callahan

Constructor's Note
🔌: I had my Sunday debut yesterday in the L.A. Times! If you want to check it out, it's still available here. Two clues/answers in this mini are identical to the full-size grid (if you need a head start😉).
Thanks for solving! A full archive of my puzzles can be found at OlioGrids.com or at crosshare.org/oliogrids.
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  • kieranjboyd 🤓1:09 · 2023-10-23T14:29:24.013Z
    Congrats! 🎂🔪🍰
    • Brian Callahan constructor · 2023-10-24T03:35:48.554Z
      So many "c" objects to cut - I was originally trying to cram CAKE, CRAP, and/or CORNER in the grid, but settled on the two sammich ingredients instead. Thanks for test-solving my Sunday as well!
    • Maxish 🤓2:17 · 2023-10-23T15:20:31.542Z
      👏🥳❤️
    • Travis 🤓2:48 · 2023-10-23T15:35:05.839Z
      Nice! Congrats!!
    • merlinnimue 🤓2:43 · 2023-10-23T16:25:53.464Z
      Congrats to you and all the geniuses that are able to make stuff and contribute to society... sorry for the intrusion
      • Brian Callahan constructor · 2023-10-24T03:37:46.477Z
        Don't apologize - you should play around on this site and create a mini. Unleash your own genius!
      • Elle 🤓3:04 · 2023-10-23T16:41:55.491Z
        Congrats! Awesome!
        • Brian Callahan constructor · 2023-10-24T03:29:29.437Z
          Thanks Elle!
        • Nick 🤓1:27 · 2023-10-23T17:00:24.770Z
          This one was really fun! And I loved the Sunday LAT one. Congrats on that! I remember remarking at how pleasing the grid and symmetry was, too.
          • Brian Callahan constructor · 2023-10-24T03:29:59.414Z
            Appreciate you checking them both out!
          • Kent D 🤓1:09 · 2023-10-23T17:40:46.938Z
            This one was fun and congrats yet again on the LAT crossword yesterday! You're getting famous :-)
            • Brian Callahan constructor · 2023-10-24T03:31:07.772Z
              Maybe on this site, haha. Thanks for solving!
            • Emma K 🤓1:56 · 2023-10-23T18:27:10.179Z
              Congrats on the Sunday! A great grid, as always!
              • Brian Callahan constructor · 2023-10-24T03:31:14.462Z
                Thanks Emma!
              • kurtalert 🤓59s · 2023-10-23T18:28:32.989Z
                Love it. The LAT puzzle was great, too!
              • Grant Kennell 🤓2:38 · 2023-10-23T18:50:57.405Z
                Congrats!
                • Brian Callahan constructor · 2023-10-24T03:32:14.765Z
                  Thanks Grant!
                • Neathery 🤓1:51 · 2023-10-23T19:17:34.931Z
                  Thanks!
                  • Brian Callahan constructor · 2023-10-24T03:33:42.838Z
                    Appreciate you solving!
                  • Grant Kennell 🤓2:38 · 2023-10-23T19:29:10.926Z
                    The Sunday puzzle was fun too. Great job!
                    • Izzy 4:18 · 2023-10-24T00:38:12.510Z
                      Great puzzle. Congrats!
                    • Sendhil Revuluri 🤓1:01 · 2023-10-24T00:40:48.411Z
                      This was a fun solve… 11D11DTinkerbell, Peter Pan, Diamond Baby, Marilyn Monroe, Harajuku Bitch, Slivington, Princess Paris Jr., Prince Hilton, The Pom, Prince Baby Bear, Crypto Hilton, or Ether Reum, to Paris Hilton[---] just made me 🤯. And congratulations 🎆 on the Sunday puzzle! That was very fun (even if it took me well after I was done to figure out the theme 🤦🏾‍♂️)
                      • Brian Callahan constructor · 2023-10-24T03:33:16.217Z
                        Thanks, Sendhil! Nothing like naming your pets after crypto products, haha.
                      • Robert 7:04 · 2023-10-24T11:45:04.506Z
                        Congrats and brilliant puzzle! Thank you.
                        1A
                        Brand that received blowback from American conservatives in 2022 because some of its formerly feminine-presenting "spokescandies" had adopted more gender-neutral appearances and personas (constructor's note: 🤦)
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                        Across
                        1. 1A
                          Brand that received blowback from American conservatives in 2022 because some of its formerly feminine-presenting "spokescandies" had adopted more gender-neutral appearances and personas (constructor's note: 🤦)
                        2. 7A
                          Give the cold shoulder
                        3. 8A
                          With "the," sandwich ingredient that's idiomatically "cut"
                        4. 9A
                          Gas additive brand
                        5. 10A
                          Political candidate's TV buy
                        6. 13A
                          Suckerfish
                        7. 14A
                          "Strange, huh?"
                        Down
                        1. 1D
                          ___ drop (triumphant post-speech maneuver)
                        2. 2D
                          Distressed Deutschlander's call
                        3. 3D
                          Hailey Bieber ___ Baldwin
                        4. 4D
                          Childish retort
                        5. 5D
                          With "the," sandwich ingredient that's idiomatically "cut"
                        6. 6D
                          Member of a blended family
                        7. 10D
                          ___ Lanka
                        8. 11D
                          Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, Diamond Baby, Marilyn Monroe, Harajuku Bitch, Slivington, Princess Paris Jr., Prince Hilton, The Pom, Prince Baby Bear, Crypto Hilton, or Ether Reum, to Paris Hilton
                        9. 12D
                          Meditative syllables
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