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Crossword across                                 |       Cryptic across
 1a. Prophetic sign                        OMEN  | ATOM   1a. A feline particle (4)
 6a. Mental disorder                       ADHD  | STAG   6a. Funny tags for a buck (4)
 9a. Learned, knowing                      WISE  | LIRA   9a. Currency in Portugal, Iraq... (4)
10a. Metal vocalist with an eponymous band DIO   | SUM   10a. Total amount in consumption (3)
11a. Thor's enemy in comic books           HELA  | WILE  11a. Wild, detailed, extremely elaborate ruse (4)
12a. The most resilient parasites          IDEAS | TOTEM 12a. To half-heartedly meet around a pole (5)
13a. 100 centavos                          REAL  | BEAT  13a. Punch vegetable audibly (4)
15a. Illuminance unit                      LUX   | TUX   15a. Linux icon Torvalds's first user experience (3)
16a. Of course, in a text message          OFC   | ARC   16a. Curve a relic's sides (3)
18a. Football organization                 UEFA  | LOWE  18a. Behold West End's leading actor Rob (4)
21a. Tubers                                YAMS  | YETI  21a. Elusive mountain dweller is still single (4)
22a. Firearm                               GUN   | GIN   22a. Spirit endlessly getting older (3)
23a. Native American tribe                 CREE  | EASE  23a. With no end in sight, make fun of lack of difficulty (4)
24a. Body of water                         SEA   | OLD   24a. Elderly, polled regularly (3)

Crossword down                                   |       Cryptic down
 1d. To have debt                          OWE   | ALI    1d. Boxer to strike guy in Manila, making comeback (3)
 2d. Denver's elevation                    MILE  | TILE   2d. Top element missing from upcoming first-class block (4)
 3d. Prominent landform                    MESA  | CORE   3d. Film's music lacks opening for central part (4)
 4d. Taker of a small step                 NEIL  | MATT   4d. Glossless finish missing for actor Damon (4)
 5d. Actor Alan                            LADD  | ESSO   5d. Listen to a spouse briefly leading to gas station (4)
 7d. French for "God"                      DIEU  | TUTU   7d. Anglican priest's ballet dress (4)
 8d. Elaborate fabrication                 HOAX  | AMEX   8d. Corrupted exam card (4)
13d. Rolls –                               ROYCE | BAYES 13d. Mathematician's central thesis follows director Michael (5)
14d. Company name in Looney Tunes          ACME  | ACTS  14d. Lloyd Webber musical switches first two parts of play (4)
15d. Edible parts of frogs                 LEGS  | TOGO  15d. African country also surrounds Ghana's capital (4)
17d. Payment for transport                 FARE  | READ  17d. Enjoy books, fear no introduction (4)
18d. Purposes or benefits                  USES  | LIES  18d. Heartless Facebook votes are fabrications (4)
19d. Combustible material                  FUEL  | WILT  19d. First signs of Winston, in leadership, trusting Chamberlain (4)
20d. Actress Ortiz                         ANA   | END   20d. Finish Pernod evenly (3)
Presumably IDEAS is a reference to memes, but I'm not sure why "most resilient". [EDITED to add:] Ah, apparently it's from Inception.

El-Guest found HELA as Thor's enemy, which I wouldn't have found not only because I don't know anything about comics but also because I had NESS for 3dn -- which is a perfectly good answer in isolation, but as El-Guest says presumably the intended answer is MESA. JonMark Perry noticed that I hadn't done 14d (I had all the letters and never even looked at the clue!) and also provided the answer. Chris Cudmore revealed that "Ideas are the most resilient parasite" is indeed a quotation, from the movie Inception.

Crossword across                                 |       Cryptic across
 1a. Prophetic sign                        OMEN  | ATOM   1a. A feline particle (4)
 6a. Mental disorder                       ADHD  | STAG   6a. Funny tags for a buck (4)
 9a. Learned, knowing                      WISE  | LIRA   9a. Currency in Portugal, Iraq... (4)
10a. Metal vocalist with an eponymous band DIO   | SUM   10a. Total amount in consumption (3)
11a. Thor's enemy in comic books           HELA  | WILE  11a. Wild, detailed, extremely elaborate ruse (4)
12a. The most resilient parasites          IDEAS | TOTEM 12a. To half-heartedly meet around a pole (5)
13a. 100 centavos                          REAL  | BEAT  13a. Punch vegetable audibly (4)
15a. Illuminance unit                      LUX   | TUX   15a. Linux icon Torvalds's first user experience (3)
16a. Of course, in a text message          OFC   | ARC   16a. Curve a relic's sides (3)
18a. Football organization                 UEFA  | LOWE  18a. Behold West End's leading actor Rob (4)
21a. Tubers                                YAMS  | YETI  21a. Elusive mountain dweller is still single (4)
22a. Firearm                               GUN   | GIN   22a. Spirit endlessly getting older (3)
23a. Native American tribe                 CREE  | EASE  23a. With no end in sight, make fun of lack of difficulty (4)
24a. Body of water                         SEA   | OLD   24a. Elderly, polled regularly (3)

Crossword down                                   |       Cryptic down
 1d. To have debt                          OWE   | ALI    1d. Boxer to strike guy in Manila, making comeback (3)
 2d. Denver's elevation                    MILE  | TILE   2d. Top element missing from upcoming first-class block (4)
 3d. Prominent landform                    MESA  | CORE   3d. Film's music lacks opening for central part (4)
 4d. Taker of a small step                 NEIL  | MATT   4d. Glossless finish missing for actor Damon (4)
 5d. Actor Alan                            LADD  | ESSO   5d. Listen to a spouse briefly leading to gas station (4)
 7d. French for "God"                      DIEU  | TUTU   7d. Anglican priest's ballet dress (4)
 8d. Elaborate fabrication                 HOAX  | AMEX   8d. Corrupted exam card (4)
13d. Rolls –                               ROYCE | BAYES 13d. Mathematician's central thesis follows director Michael (5)
14d. Company name in Looney Tunes          ACME  | ACTS  14d. Lloyd Webber musical switches first two parts of play (4)
15d. Edible parts of frogs                 LEGS  | TOGO  15d. African country also surrounds Ghana's capital (4)
17d. Payment for transport                 FARE  | READ  17d. Enjoy books, fear no introduction (4)
18d. Purposes or benefits                  USES  | LIES  18d. Heartless Facebook votes are fabrications (4)
19d. Combustible material                  FUEL  | WILT  19d. First signs of Winston, in leadership, trusting Chamberlain (4)
20d. Actress Ortiz                         ANA   | END   20d. Finish Pernod evenly (3)
Presumably IDEAS is a reference to memes, but I'm not sure why "most resilient".

El-Guest found HELA as Thor's enemy, which I wouldn't have found not only because I don't know anything about comics but also because I had NESS for 3dn -- which is a perfectly good answer in isolation, but as El-Guest says presumably the intended answer is MESA. JonMark Perry noticed that I hadn't done 14d (I had all the letters and never even looked at the clue!) and also provided the answer.

Crossword across                                 |       Cryptic across
 1a. Prophetic sign                        OMEN  | ATOM   1a. A feline particle (4)
 6a. Mental disorder                       ADHD  | STAG   6a. Funny tags for a buck (4)
 9a. Learned, knowing                      WISE  | LIRA   9a. Currency in Portugal, Iraq... (4)
10a. Metal vocalist with an eponymous band DIO   | SUM   10a. Total amount in consumption (3)
11a. Thor's enemy in comic books           HELA  | WILE  11a. Wild, detailed, extremely elaborate ruse (4)
12a. The most resilient parasites          IDEAS | TOTEM 12a. To half-heartedly meet around a pole (5)
13a. 100 centavos                          REAL  | BEAT  13a. Punch vegetable audibly (4)
15a. Illuminance unit                      LUX   | TUX   15a. Linux icon Torvalds's first user experience (3)
16a. Of course, in a text message          OFC   | ARC   16a. Curve a relic's sides (3)
18a. Football organization                 UEFA  | LOWE  18a. Behold West End's leading actor Rob (4)
21a. Tubers                                YAMS  | YETI  21a. Elusive mountain dweller is still single (4)
22a. Firearm                               GUN   | GIN   22a. Spirit endlessly getting older (3)
23a. Native American tribe                 CREE  | EASE  23a. With no end in sight, make fun of lack of difficulty (4)
24a. Body of water                         SEA   | OLD   24a. Elderly, polled regularly (3)

Crossword down                                   |       Cryptic down
 1d. To have debt                          OWE   | ALI    1d. Boxer to strike guy in Manila, making comeback (3)
 2d. Denver's elevation                    MILE  | TILE   2d. Top element missing from upcoming first-class block (4)
 3d. Prominent landform                    MESA  | CORE   3d. Film's music lacks opening for central part (4)
 4d. Taker of a small step                 NEIL  | MATT   4d. Glossless finish missing for actor Damon (4)
 5d. Actor Alan                            LADD  | ESSO   5d. Listen to a spouse briefly leading to gas station (4)
 7d. French for "God"                      DIEU  | TUTU   7d. Anglican priest's ballet dress (4)
 8d. Elaborate fabrication                 HOAX  | AMEX   8d. Corrupted exam card (4)
13d. Rolls –                               ROYCE | BAYES 13d. Mathematician's central thesis follows director Michael (5)
14d. Company name in Looney Tunes          ACME  | ACTS  14d. Lloyd Webber musical switches first two parts of play (4)
15d. Edible parts of frogs                 LEGS  | TOGO  15d. African country also surrounds Ghana's capital (4)
17d. Payment for transport                 FARE  | READ  17d. Enjoy books, fear no introduction (4)
18d. Purposes or benefits                  USES  | LIES  18d. Heartless Facebook votes are fabrications (4)
19d. Combustible material                  FUEL  | WILT  19d. First signs of Winston, in leadership, trusting Chamberlain (4)
20d. Actress Ortiz                         ANA   | END   20d. Finish Pernod evenly (3)
Presumably IDEAS is a reference to memes, but I'm not sure why "most resilient". [EDITED to add:] Ah, apparently it's from Inception.

El-Guest found HELA as Thor's enemy, which I wouldn't have found not only because I don't know anything about comics but also because I had NESS for 3dn -- which is a perfectly good answer in isolation, but as El-Guest says presumably the intended answer is MESA. JonMark Perry noticed that I hadn't done 14d (I had all the letters and never even looked at the clue!) and also provided the answer. Chris Cudmore revealed that "Ideas are the most resilient parasite" is indeed a quotation, from the movie Inception.

5 JMP gave the answer to 14d too, not that it was difficult.
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Crossword across                                 |       Cryptic across
 1a. Prophetic sign                        OMEN  | ATOM   1a. A feline particle (4)
 6a. Mental disorder                       ADHD  | STAG   6a. Funny tags for a buck (4)
 9a. Learned, knowing                      WISE  | LIRA   9a. Currency in Portugal, Iraq... (4)
10a. Metal vocalist with an eponymous band DIO   | SUM   10a. Total amount in consumption (3)
11a. Thor's enemy in comic books           HELA  | WILE  11a. Wild, detailed, extremely elaborate ruse (4)
12a. The most resilient parasites          IDEAS | TOTEM 12a. To half-heartedly meet around a pole (5)
13a. 100 centavos                          REAL  | BEAT  13a. Punch vegetable audibly (4)
15a. Illuminance unit                      LUX   | TUX   15a. Linux icon Torvalds's first user experience (3)
16a. Of course, in a text message          OFC   | ARC   16a. Curve a relic's sides (3)
18a. Football organization                 UEFA  | LOWE  18a. Behold West End's leading actor Rob (4)
21a. Tubers                                YAMS  | YETI  21a. Elusive mountain dweller is still single (4)
22a. Firearm                               GUN   | GIN   22a. Spirit endlessly getting older (3)
23a. Native American tribe                 CREE  | EASE  23a. With no end in sight, make fun of lack of difficulty (4)
24a. Body of water                         SEA   | OLD   24a. Elderly, polled regularly (3)

Crossword down                                   |       Cryptic down
 1d. To have debt                          OWE   | ALI    1d. Boxer to strike guy in Manila, making comeback (3)
 2d. Denver's elevation                    MILE  | TILE   2d. Top element missing from upcoming first-class block (4)
 3d. Prominent landform                    NESSMESA  | CORE   3d. Film's music lacks opening for central part (4)
 4d. Taker of a small step                 NEIL  | MATT   4d. Glossless finish missing for actor Damon (4)
 5d. Actor Alan                            LADD  | ESSO   5d. Listen to a spouse briefly leading to gas station (4)
 7d. French for "God"                      DIEU  | TUTU   7d. Anglican priest's ballet dress (4)
 8d. Elaborate fabrication                 HOAX  | AMEX   8d. Corrupted exam card (4)
13d. Rolls –                               ROYCE | BAYES 13d. Mathematician's central thesis follows director Michael (5)
14d. Company name in Looney Tunes          ACME  |     ACTS  14d. Lloyd Webber musical switches first two parts of play (4)
15d. Edible parts of frogs                 LEGS  | TOGO  15d. African country also surrounds Ghana's capital (4)
17d. Payment for transport                 FARE  | READ  17d. Enjoy books, fear no introduction (4)
18d. Purposes or benefits                  USES  | LIES  18d. Heartless Facebook votes are fabrications (4)
19d. Combustible material                  FUEL  | WILT  19d. First signs of Winston, in leadership, trusting Chamberlain (4)
20d. Actress Ortiz                         ANA   | END   20d. Finish Pernod evenly (3)
Presumably IDEAS is a reference to memes, but I'm not sure why "most resilient".

El-Guest found HELA as Thor's enemy, which I wouldn't have found not only because I don't know anything about comics but also because I had NESS for 3dn -- which is a perfectly good answer in isolation, but as El-Guest says presumably the intended answer is MESA. JonMark Perry noticed that I hadn't done 14d (I had all the letters and never even looked at the clue!) and also provided the answer.

Crossword across                                 |       Cryptic across
 1a. Prophetic sign                        OMEN  | ATOM   1a. A feline particle (4)
 6a. Mental disorder                       ADHD  | STAG   6a. Funny tags for a buck (4)
 9a. Learned, knowing                      WISE  | LIRA   9a. Currency in Portugal, Iraq... (4)
10a. Metal vocalist with an eponymous band DIO   | SUM   10a. Total amount in consumption (3)
11a. Thor's enemy in comic books           HELA  | WILE  11a. Wild, detailed, extremely elaborate ruse (4)
12a. The most resilient parasites          IDEAS | TOTEM 12a. To half-heartedly meet around a pole (5)
13a. 100 centavos                          REAL  | BEAT  13a. Punch vegetable audibly (4)
15a. Illuminance unit                      LUX   | TUX   15a. Linux icon Torvalds's first user experience (3)
16a. Of course, in a text message          OFC   | ARC   16a. Curve a relic's sides (3)
18a. Football organization                 UEFA  | LOWE  18a. Behold West End's leading actor Rob (4)
21a. Tubers                                YAMS  | YETI  21a. Elusive mountain dweller is still single (4)
22a. Firearm                               GUN   | GIN   22a. Spirit endlessly getting older (3)
23a. Native American tribe                 CREE  | EASE  23a. With no end in sight, make fun of lack of difficulty (4)
24a. Body of water                         SEA   | OLD   24a. Elderly, polled regularly (3)

Crossword down                                   |       Cryptic down
 1d. To have debt                          OWE   | ALI    1d. Boxer to strike guy in Manila, making comeback (3)
 2d. Denver's elevation                    MILE  | TILE   2d. Top element missing from upcoming first-class block (4)
 3d. Prominent landform                    NESS  | CORE   3d. Film's music lacks opening for central part (4)
 4d. Taker of a small step                 NEIL  | MATT   4d. Glossless finish missing for actor Damon (4)
 5d. Actor Alan                            LADD  | ESSO   5d. Listen to a spouse briefly leading to gas station (4)
 7d. French for "God"                      DIEU  | TUTU   7d. Anglican priest's ballet dress (4)
 8d. Elaborate fabrication                 HOAX  | AMEX   8d. Corrupted exam card (4)
13d. Rolls –                               ROYCE | BAYES 13d. Mathematician's central thesis follows director Michael (5)
14d. Company name in Looney Tunes          ACME  |       14d. Lloyd Webber musical switches first two parts of play (4)
15d. Edible parts of frogs                 LEGS  | TOGO  15d. African country also surrounds Ghana's capital (4)
17d. Payment for transport                 FARE  | READ  17d. Enjoy books, fear no introduction (4)
18d. Purposes or benefits                  USES  | LIES  18d. Heartless Facebook votes are fabrications (4)
19d. Combustible material                  FUEL  | WILT  19d. First signs of Winston, in leadership, trusting Chamberlain (4)
20d. Actress Ortiz                         ANA   | END   20d. Finish Pernod evenly (3)
Presumably IDEAS is a reference to memes, but I'm not sure why "most resilient".

El-Guest found HELA as Thor's enemy, which I wouldn't have found not only because I don't know anything about comics but also because I had NESS for 3dn -- which is a perfectly good answer in isolation, but as El-Guest says presumably the intended answer is MESA.

Crossword across                                 |       Cryptic across
 1a. Prophetic sign                        OMEN  | ATOM   1a. A feline particle (4)
 6a. Mental disorder                       ADHD  | STAG   6a. Funny tags for a buck (4)
 9a. Learned, knowing                      WISE  | LIRA   9a. Currency in Portugal, Iraq... (4)
10a. Metal vocalist with an eponymous band DIO   | SUM   10a. Total amount in consumption (3)
11a. Thor's enemy in comic books           HELA  | WILE  11a. Wild, detailed, extremely elaborate ruse (4)
12a. The most resilient parasites          IDEAS | TOTEM 12a. To half-heartedly meet around a pole (5)
13a. 100 centavos                          REAL  | BEAT  13a. Punch vegetable audibly (4)
15a. Illuminance unit                      LUX   | TUX   15a. Linux icon Torvalds's first user experience (3)
16a. Of course, in a text message          OFC   | ARC   16a. Curve a relic's sides (3)
18a. Football organization                 UEFA  | LOWE  18a. Behold West End's leading actor Rob (4)
21a. Tubers                                YAMS  | YETI  21a. Elusive mountain dweller is still single (4)
22a. Firearm                               GUN   | GIN   22a. Spirit endlessly getting older (3)
23a. Native American tribe                 CREE  | EASE  23a. With no end in sight, make fun of lack of difficulty (4)
24a. Body of water                         SEA   | OLD   24a. Elderly, polled regularly (3)

Crossword down                                   |       Cryptic down
 1d. To have debt                          OWE   | ALI    1d. Boxer to strike guy in Manila, making comeback (3)
 2d. Denver's elevation                    MILE  | TILE   2d. Top element missing from upcoming first-class block (4)
 3d. Prominent landform                    MESA  | CORE   3d. Film's music lacks opening for central part (4)
 4d. Taker of a small step                 NEIL  | MATT   4d. Glossless finish missing for actor Damon (4)
 5d. Actor Alan                            LADD  | ESSO   5d. Listen to a spouse briefly leading to gas station (4)
 7d. French for "God"                      DIEU  | TUTU   7d. Anglican priest's ballet dress (4)
 8d. Elaborate fabrication                 HOAX  | AMEX   8d. Corrupted exam card (4)
13d. Rolls –                               ROYCE | BAYES 13d. Mathematician's central thesis follows director Michael (5)
14d. Company name in Looney Tunes          ACME  | ACTS  14d. Lloyd Webber musical switches first two parts of play (4)
15d. Edible parts of frogs                 LEGS  | TOGO  15d. African country also surrounds Ghana's capital (4)
17d. Payment for transport                 FARE  | READ  17d. Enjoy books, fear no introduction (4)
18d. Purposes or benefits                  USES  | LIES  18d. Heartless Facebook votes are fabrications (4)
19d. Combustible material                  FUEL  | WILT  19d. First signs of Winston, in leadership, trusting Chamberlain (4)
20d. Actress Ortiz                         ANA   | END   20d. Finish Pernod evenly (3)
Presumably IDEAS is a reference to memes, but I'm not sure why "most resilient".

El-Guest found HELA as Thor's enemy, which I wouldn't have found not only because I don't know anything about comics but also because I had NESS for 3dn -- which is a perfectly good answer in isolation, but as El-Guest says presumably the intended answer is MESA. JonMark Perry noticed that I hadn't done 14d (I had all the letters and never even looked at the clue!) and also provided the answer.

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I confess I am missing a few letters from

one of the grids

but they don't matter, as we'll see.

Crossword across                                 |       Cryptic across
 1a. Prophetic sign                        OMEN  | ATOM   1a. A feline particle (4)
 6a. Mental disorder                       ADHD  | STAG   6a. Funny tags for a buck (4)
 9a. Learned, knowing                      WISE  | LIRA   9a. Currency in Portugal, Iraq... (4)
10a. Metal vocalist with an eponymous band DIO   | SUM   10a. Total amount in consumption (3)
11a. Thor's enemy in comic books           .ELSHELA  | WILE  11a. Wild, detailed, extremely elaborate ruse (4)
12a. The most resilient parasites          I.EA.IDEAS | TOTEM 12a. To half-heartedly meet around a pole (5)
13a. 100 centavos                          REAL  | BEAT  13a. Punch vegetable audibly (4)
15a. Illuminance unit                      LUX   | TUX   15a. Linux icon Torvalds's first user experience (3)
16a. Of course, in a text message          OFC   | ARC   16a. Curve a relic's sides (3)
18a. Football organization                 UEFA  | LOWE  18a. Behold West End's leading actor Rob (4)
21a. Tubers                                YAMS  | YETI  21a. Elusive mountain dweller is still single (4)
22a. Firearm                               GUN   | GIN   22a. Spirit endlessly getting older (3)
23a. Native American tribe                 CREE  | EASE  23a. With no end in sight, make fun of lack of difficulty (4)
24a. Body of water                         SEA   | OLD   24a. Elderly, polled regularly (3)

Crossword down                                   |       Cryptic down
 1d. To have debt                          OWE   | ALI    1d. Boxer to strike guy in Manila, making comeback (3)
 2d. Denver's elevation                    MILE  | TILE   2d. Top element missing from upcoming first-class block (4)
 3d. Prominent landform                    NESS  | CORE   3d. Film's music lacks opening for central part (4)
 4d. Taker of a small step                 NEIL  | MATT   4d. Glossless finish missing for actor Damon (4)
 5d. Actor Alan                            LADD  | ESSO   5d. Listen to a spouse briefly leading to gas station (4)
 7d. French for "God"                      DIEU  | TUTU   7d. Anglican priest's ballet dress (4)
 8d. Elaborate fabrication                 HOAX  | AMEX   8d. Corrupted exam card (4)
13d. Rolls –                               ROYCE | BAYES 13d. Mathematician's central thesis follows director Michael (5)
14d. Company name in Looney Tunes          ACME  |       14d. Lloyd Webber musical switches first two parts of play (4)
15d. Edible parts of frogs                 LEGS  | TOGO  15d. African country also surrounds Ghana's capital (4)
17d. Payment for transport                 FARE  | READ  17d. Enjoy books, fear no introduction (4)
18d. Purposes or benefits                  USES  | LIES  18d. Heartless Facebook votes are fabrications (4)
19d. Combustible material                  FUEL  | WILT  19d. First signs of Winston, in leadership, trusting Chamberlain (4)
20d. Actress Ortiz                         ANA   | END   20d. Finish Pernod evenly (3)
As you can see I'm missing a few. Presumably the parasites arePresumably IDEAS (something somethingis a reference to memes something) though, but I'm not sure why "most resilient" -- is this a quotation I don't know? I don't know anything about comic books :-).

        NM   .L                C   E
    O M E N A D H D      A T O M S T A G
    W I S E D I O        L I R A S U M
  .H E L SA I D E A .S    W I L E T O T E M
    R E A L L U X        B E A T T U X
    O F C U E F A        A R C L O W E
    Y A M S G U N        Y E T I G I N
    C R E E S E A        E A S E O L D
    E E   S   L          S D   S   T

the matching letters (with "?" where I can't tell whether they match) are as follows:

        .   ?.
    . . . . . . . .
    . I . . . . .
  ?. . L . . . . . ?.
    . E A . . U X
    . . C . . . .
    Y . . . G . N
    . . . E . . .
    . .   S   .

spelling out ILE AUX CYGNES -- from which one can see (1) a replica of the Statue of Liberty, and (2) the actual Tour Eiffel.

from which we can seeCredit where due:

that the "?" must in fact all be notEl-matches and the letters spell out ILE AUX CYGNESGuest found HELA as Thor's enemy, which I wouldn't have found not only because I don't know anything about comics but also because I had NESS for 3dn -- from which one can see (1)is a replica of the Statue of Libertyperfectly good answer in isolation, and (2)but as El-Guest says presumably the actual Tour Eiffelintended answer is MESA.

I confess I am missing a few letters from

one of the grids

but they don't matter, as we'll see.

Crossword across                                 |       Cryptic across
 1a. Prophetic sign                        OMEN  | ATOM   1a. A feline particle (4)
 6a. Mental disorder                       ADHD  | STAG   6a. Funny tags for a buck (4)
 9a. Learned, knowing                      WISE  | LIRA   9a. Currency in Portugal, Iraq... (4)
10a. Metal vocalist with an eponymous band DIO   | SUM   10a. Total amount in consumption (3)
11a. Thor's enemy in comic books           .ELS  | WILE  11a. Wild, detailed, extremely elaborate ruse (4)
12a. The most resilient parasites          I.EA. | TOTEM 12a. To half-heartedly meet around a pole (5)
13a. 100 centavos                          REAL  | BEAT  13a. Punch vegetable audibly (4)
15a. Illuminance unit                      LUX   | TUX   15a. Linux icon Torvalds's first user experience (3)
16a. Of course, in a text message          OFC   | ARC   16a. Curve a relic's sides (3)
18a. Football organization                 UEFA  | LOWE  18a. Behold West End's leading actor Rob (4)
21a. Tubers                                YAMS  | YETI  21a. Elusive mountain dweller is still single (4)
22a. Firearm                               GUN   | GIN   22a. Spirit endlessly getting older (3)
23a. Native American tribe                 CREE  | EASE  23a. With no end in sight, make fun of lack of difficulty (4)
24a. Body of water                         SEA   | OLD   24a. Elderly, polled regularly (3)

Crossword down                                   |       Cryptic down
 1d. To have debt                          OWE   | ALI    1d. Boxer to strike guy in Manila, making comeback (3)
 2d. Denver's elevation                    MILE  | TILE   2d. Top element missing from upcoming first-class block (4)
 3d. Prominent landform                    NESS  | CORE   3d. Film's music lacks opening for central part (4)
 4d. Taker of a small step                 NEIL  | MATT   4d. Glossless finish missing for actor Damon (4)
 5d. Actor Alan                            LADD  | ESSO   5d. Listen to a spouse briefly leading to gas station (4)
 7d. French for "God"                      DIEU  | TUTU   7d. Anglican priest's ballet dress (4)
 8d. Elaborate fabrication                 HOAX  | AMEX   8d. Corrupted exam card (4)
13d. Rolls –                               ROYCE | BAYES 13d. Mathematician's central thesis follows director Michael (5)
14d. Company name in Looney Tunes          ACME  |       14d. Lloyd Webber musical switches first two parts of play (4)
15d. Edible parts of frogs                 LEGS  | TOGO  15d. African country also surrounds Ghana's capital (4)
17d. Payment for transport                 FARE  | READ  17d. Enjoy books, fear no introduction (4)
18d. Purposes or benefits                  USES  | LIES  18d. Heartless Facebook votes are fabrications (4)
19d. Combustible material                  FUEL  | WILT  19d. First signs of Winston, in leadership, trusting Chamberlain (4)
20d. Actress Ortiz                         ANA   | END   20d. Finish Pernod evenly (3)
As you can see I'm missing a few. Presumably the parasites are IDEAS (something something memes something) though I'm not sure why "most resilient" -- is this a quotation I don't know? I don't know anything about comic books :-).

        N   .                C   E
    O M E N A D H D      A T O M S T A G
    W I S E D I O        L I R A S U M
  . E L S I D E A .    W I L E T O T E M
    R E A L L U X        B E A T T U X
    O F C U E F A        A R C L O W E
    Y A M S G U N        Y E T I G I N
    C R E E S E A        E A S E O L D
    E E   S   L          S D   S   T

the matching letters (with "?" where I can't tell whether they match) are as follows:

        .   ?
    . . . . . . . .
    . I . . . . .
  ? . L . . . . . ?
    . E A . . U X
    . . C . . . .
    Y . . . G . N
    . . . E . . .
    . .   S   .

from which we can see

that the "?" must in fact all be not-matches and the letters spell out ILE AUX CYGNES -- from which one can see (1) a replica of the Statue of Liberty, and (2) the actual Tour Eiffel.

Crossword across                                 |       Cryptic across
 1a. Prophetic sign                        OMEN  | ATOM   1a. A feline particle (4)
 6a. Mental disorder                       ADHD  | STAG   6a. Funny tags for a buck (4)
 9a. Learned, knowing                      WISE  | LIRA   9a. Currency in Portugal, Iraq... (4)
10a. Metal vocalist with an eponymous band DIO   | SUM   10a. Total amount in consumption (3)
11a. Thor's enemy in comic books           HELA  | WILE  11a. Wild, detailed, extremely elaborate ruse (4)
12a. The most resilient parasites          IDEAS | TOTEM 12a. To half-heartedly meet around a pole (5)
13a. 100 centavos                          REAL  | BEAT  13a. Punch vegetable audibly (4)
15a. Illuminance unit                      LUX   | TUX   15a. Linux icon Torvalds's first user experience (3)
16a. Of course, in a text message          OFC   | ARC   16a. Curve a relic's sides (3)
18a. Football organization                 UEFA  | LOWE  18a. Behold West End's leading actor Rob (4)
21a. Tubers                                YAMS  | YETI  21a. Elusive mountain dweller is still single (4)
22a. Firearm                               GUN   | GIN   22a. Spirit endlessly getting older (3)
23a. Native American tribe                 CREE  | EASE  23a. With no end in sight, make fun of lack of difficulty (4)
24a. Body of water                         SEA   | OLD   24a. Elderly, polled regularly (3)

Crossword down                                   |       Cryptic down
 1d. To have debt                          OWE   | ALI    1d. Boxer to strike guy in Manila, making comeback (3)
 2d. Denver's elevation                    MILE  | TILE   2d. Top element missing from upcoming first-class block (4)
 3d. Prominent landform                    NESS  | CORE   3d. Film's music lacks opening for central part (4)
 4d. Taker of a small step                 NEIL  | MATT   4d. Glossless finish missing for actor Damon (4)
 5d. Actor Alan                            LADD  | ESSO   5d. Listen to a spouse briefly leading to gas station (4)
 7d. French for "God"                      DIEU  | TUTU   7d. Anglican priest's ballet dress (4)
 8d. Elaborate fabrication                 HOAX  | AMEX   8d. Corrupted exam card (4)
13d. Rolls –                               ROYCE | BAYES 13d. Mathematician's central thesis follows director Michael (5)
14d. Company name in Looney Tunes          ACME  |       14d. Lloyd Webber musical switches first two parts of play (4)
15d. Edible parts of frogs                 LEGS  | TOGO  15d. African country also surrounds Ghana's capital (4)
17d. Payment for transport                 FARE  | READ  17d. Enjoy books, fear no introduction (4)
18d. Purposes or benefits                  USES  | LIES  18d. Heartless Facebook votes are fabrications (4)
19d. Combustible material                  FUEL  | WILT  19d. First signs of Winston, in leadership, trusting Chamberlain (4)
20d. Actress Ortiz                         ANA   | END   20d. Finish Pernod evenly (3)
Presumably IDEAS is a reference to memes, but I'm not sure why "most resilient".

        M   L                C   E
    O M E N A D H D      A T O M S T A G
    W I S E D I O        L I R A S U M
  H E L A I D E A S    W I L E T O T E M
    R E A L L U X        B E A T T U X
    O F C U E F A        A R C L O W E
    Y A M S G U N        Y E T I G I N
    C R E E S E A        E A S E O L D
    E E   S   L          S D   S   T

the matching letters (with "?" where I can't tell whether they match) are as follows:

        .   .
    . . . . . . . .
    . I . . . . .
  . . L . . . . . .
    . E A . . U X
    . . C . . . .
    Y . . . G . N
    . . . E . . .
    . .   S   .

spelling out ILE AUX CYGNES -- from which one can see (1) a replica of the Statue of Liberty, and (2) the actual Tour Eiffel.

Credit where due:

El-Guest found HELA as Thor's enemy, which I wouldn't have found not only because I don't know anything about comics but also because I had NESS for 3dn -- which is a perfectly good answer in isolation, but as El-Guest says presumably the intended answer is MESA.

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