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Here's another variety crossword type: Marching Bands

Rules

  • Words march across each line. Each line has 2 words of variable length. The two words will fill up the whole line.
    • Line 6's words are 5 letters each - they don't go through the black box.
  • Words circle in each band. Each band's words are entered clockwise, one word after another, with clues given in order. The words together will fill up the band.
  • All words are at least 3 letters long, and all are in dictionary.com except for the abbreviation and the phrase

11x11 grid

(For those who have trouble with pictures: the grid is 11x11. The center square is blacked out. The rows are numbered 1-11 from top to bottom. Nested bands are lettered A-E from outside in)

Clues:

Bands
A
1. Uplifting song
2. Border-checking officials
3. Traveled over ice, perhaps
4. Paper prep place
5. Spiritual force
6. "Survivor"'s network (abbr)
7. Irish fairy queen
B
1. Idealized small town
2. Representative
3. Centers of infection
4. Small trace
5. Spiritual teacher
6. Acid used in vegetable oil
C
1. Center
2. Mythological blood
3. Installment
4. Took (a test)
5. Watery protection
D
1. Leftover
2. Search through
3. Lots and lots
E
1. Quite angry

Marchers
1
a) Crumb carrying insect
b) Garment's lower edges
2
a) Hannibal's surname
b) Crown
3
a) Deep hurt
b) Piece of writing
4
a) British bishop's hat
b) Mossy-like plant
5
a) Sailor's punny goodbye (2 wrds)
b) British hooligans
6
a) Light-haired
b) Country-like
7
a) Comets' heads
b) Egg, perhaps
8
a) Good-smelling spice
b) Excited
9
a) Wipe
b) Administering medication 
10
a) Thief
b) Diaper, informally
11
a) Lets go
b) Meander

Feedback is appreciated :)

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The completed grid:

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Clue answers:

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    $\begingroup$ I think in the clue answers 2. representative is missing 2 letters. $\endgroup$ – Andrew Savinykh Jul 17 at 10:02

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