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1 Pa alternative
4 A friend of the hiders (2 words)
13 Some SE housekeeping
16 Jackie Harris, for one
17 An opera piece
18 Mrs. Perón
19 "The best man in the government"
20 Support garment
21 Parts of curves
22 Stop talking! (2 words)
23 Flanders and Swann subject
24 Den
26 Bobbies, for example
29 Choose
31 Not us
33 CIA predecessor
35 Crib death: abbr.
37 Foe
39 Decline
41 Older brother to a fresh., perhaps
43 1990s Speaker of the House
45 Earth: comb. form
46 Duke & MIT, e.g.
48 A former island in East Anglia
49 A hairdo
50 Hexagonal
51 Paddle
52 A Swedish manufacturer
54 Yens
55 A nitrogen ion
57 Sixteen before 1 Across
59 U.S. warning mechanism
61 A Greencloak, in children's literature
63 Tet follower
64 Snoozes
65 Failure
66 Isaac's son
67 Dunciad writer
68 Dance
69 One of the Carpenters
71 Nirvana tune (2 words)
73 Golly
75 Assuage
77 Olé, to Eleni
78 Ear part
80 Puts down
82 Triglav, for one
84 Dull
87 A transportation means
89 Mayday
90 Flump
91 Cobra ___
92 A Hadid
93 Ireland
94 Boston or Chicago team
95 Binding
96 John, in Gaelic
97 Knuth's system

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1 Paul, in Spanish
2 One of 114 chapters
3 One ___ million
4 There are two on Panama's flag
5 Drug enforcer
6 A sort of monster
7 Tufts
8 A hunk
9 Discoverer of an area formula
10 Hoagy Carmichael standard
11 Tense
12 With nothing
13 Relax
14 A prong
15 A small amount
25 Where Bill Cosby first led (2 words)
27 German border river
28 Game with striped squiggles
30 Exfoliants
32 Henry, in French
34 Cup brand
36 Facts
38 One of the Howards
40 A sorta nonfiction
41 The number of hiders
42 The rich
44 Planet
45 Wadis
46 Open, in a way
47 Rutabaga
50 Eon
53 Sami
54 Appropriate
55 Solomon's lily, for example
56 36 Down
58 The way
60 George Gordon's daughter
62 Pearl Harbor site
63 Indian practice
66 Last word of many a bedtime story
68 A lot
69 Neat
70 Dine where you are (2 words)
71 Zadoc & Og's boss: informal
72 Star of an eponymous show
74 Lower East Side street
76 Other: comb. form
77 Like some barrels
79 Pope John XVII's year
81 Back then
83 Skin disease
85 Mai ___
86 One of a dozen, often
88 Since
89 Be parked

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Finished grid

Filled crossword grid

Across

1 Pa alternative PSI (unit of pressure)
4 A friend of the hiders SNOW WHITE (see below)
13 Some SE housekeeping VTC?
16 Jackie Harris, for one AUNT
17 An opera piece ARIA
18 Mrs. Perón EVA
19 "The best man in the government" MEIR, (Golda)
20 Support garment BRA
21 Parts of curves ARCS
22 Stop talking! DRY UP!
23 Flanders and Swann subject GNU
24 Den LAIR
26 Bobbies, for example COPS
29 Choose OPT
31 Not us THEM
33 CIA predecessor OSS (Office of Strategic Services)
35 Crib death SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)
37 Foe ENEMY
39 Decline EBB
41 Older brother to a fresh., perhaps SOPH.
43 1990s Speaker of the House NEWT (Gingrich)
45 Earth GEO-
46 Duke & MIT, e.g. UNIS
48 A former island in East Anglia ELY
49 A hairdo AFRO
50 Hexagonal ALLEN
51 Paddle ROW
52 A Swedish manufacturer VOLVO
54 Yens URGES
55 A nitrogen ion AZIDE
57 Sixteen before (PSI) ETA (Greek letter)
59 U.S. warning mechanism EAS (Emergency Alert System)
61 A Greencloak, in children's literature LENORI
63 Tet follower YOD (Hebrew letter)
64 Snoozes NAPS
65 Failure DUD
66 Isaac's son ESAU
67 Dunciad writer POPE, (Alexander)
68 Dance HOP
69 One of the Carpenters KAREN
71 Nirvana tune OH ME
73 Golly GEE
75 Assuage EASE
77 Olé, to Eleni OPA (Greek expression)
78 Ear part DRUM
80 Puts down LAYS
82 Triglav, for one ALP
84 Dull MATTE
87 A transportation means RAIL
89 Mayday SOS
90 Flump PLOP
91 Cobra ___ KAI
92 A Hadid GIGI
93 Ireland ÉIRE
94 Boston or Chicago team SOX (Red Sox, White Sox)
95 Binding TYING
96 John, in Gaelic EOIN
97 Knuth's system TEX

Down

1 Paul, in Spanish PABLO
2 One of 114 chapters SURA (chapter of the Qur'an)
3 One ___ million IN A
4 There are two on Panama's flag STARS
5 Drug enforcer NARC
6 A sort of monster ORC
7 Tufts WISPS
8 A hunk WAD
9 Discoverer of an area formula HERON
10 Hoagy Carmichael standard IVY
11 Tense TAUT
12 With nothing EMPTY
13 Relax VEG
14 A prong TINE
15 A small amount CRUMB
25 Where Bill Cosby first led I SPY
27 German border river ODER
28 Game with striped squiggles SET
30 Exfoliants PEELS
32 Henry, in French HENRI
34 Cup brand SOLO
36 Facts INFO
38 One of the Howards MOE
40 A sorta nonfiction BIO
41 The number of hiders SEVEN (see below)
42 The rich HAVES (vs. "have-nots")
44 Planet WORLD
45 Wadis GLENS
46 Open, in a way UNZIP
47 Rutabaga SWEDE
50 Eon AGE
53 Sami LAPPS
54 Appropriate USURP
55 Solomon's lily, for example ARUM (genus of plants)
56 (INFO) DOPE
58 The way TAO
60 George Gordon's daughter ADA (Lovelace)
62 Pearl Harbor site OAHU
63 Indian practice YOGA
66 Last word of many a bedtime story END
68 A lot HEAPS
69 Neat KEMPT
70 Dine where you are EAT IN
71 Zadoc & Og's boss: ORRIE?
72 Star of an eponymous show ELLEN (DeGeneres)
74 Lower East Side street ESSEX
76 Other ALLO-
77 Like some barrels OAKY
79 Pope John XVII's year MIII (1003)
81 Back then YORE
83 Skin disease POX
85 Mai ___ TAI
86 One of a dozen, often EGG
88 Since AGO
89 Be parked SIT

What else is going on?

Notice how two answers mention "hiders". Their friend is SNOW WHITE, and there are SEVEN of them. Putting on the thinking cap... Yep, it turns out we have certain short-statured individuals hiding in the grid!

Filled crossword grid with seven words highlighted

The title

The dwarfs in Snow White are miners, so it's a "crossword of mine"!

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