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Empty crossword grid

Eighteen answers are printer's devilry, others are regular cryptic clues. Can you fill in the last word of the title?

Across
1. Kay's satisfied getting fortune (6)
4. Accelerate around place of internment (5,2)
8. Legendary actress who shaved her head to portray a G.I. escaped outbreak of disease (4)
12. Ancient building on an island where olives are grown and bats are hung (7)
13. Festival near Colorado turned over small amount of data (5)
14. Bull in Pamplona has shaved head and body (5)
15. Orphan girl's caretakers refusing to take sides (5)
16. Eighty-six famous terraced houses (4)
17. Io: "Me, one who sees patients at a clinic" (7)
19. Tech giant sheltered by top politicians (4)
20. Skins from animals the fashion designer twisted to make part of a belt? (8)
22. It's used to move a helicopter left or right (5)
26. The dam in a tan? Ding, 111 metres tall, is the largest in Egypt (5)
27. US rapper P.I. tits for his neighbours sometimes (8)
29. "One might eat you"? That sounds like nonsense! (4)
31. The UN: "A modus operandi included sending explosive devices by mail" (7)
33. A capital in Polynesia among others (4)
35. Algonquian fighters brought their tomato war (5)
37. "Happy" group having the 31 down? (5)
38. Relation where Chinatown takes place before Welles's debut (2-3)
39. Criminal (at a cop): "Caught me getting some white powder!" (7)
40. Every isotope of uranium I table (4)
41. After her post tin got a job at CERN (7)
42. Can West opt him art? Let's get outta here! (6)

Down
1. The villagers gavel I utera sap resent for defeating Shang Tsung (9)
2. Green (and wild) 14 down nap (6,3)
3. Bare popular pets (6)
5. They trained infantry bat taint? Hear I'd terrain (5)
6. Pan (i.e. A) ensued as the ship caught fire (4)
7. Unstable and mute, wild and out of control (7)
9. Member of ethnic group in European capital is sent back (5)
10. There isn't any spec if I... how? Non, the ticket, we can sit anywhere within this section (5)
11. They rode bikes in tan tag eon Sunday (6)
14. Theta's man, Ian, on a med because of the stripes on its back, is now extinct (6)
18. Refuse to match wager of over 50 đồng (4)
21. Foremost exemplaries among electric, extra lubricious swimmers? (4)
23. A row selected from fourth row downwards (9)
24. Transport vehicles for George Bernard to visit café in Casablanca? (9)
25. One can be in the air, rising higher (6)
27. The samurai agreed to follow this US president with words that confirm a new union (7)
28. Were the May to find out where the star was leading them? (6)
30. Guy with Ford vehicle and stylish hat (6)
31. US political maps are sometimes divided into Reds, Tates and Tates (5)
32. He could build a wall from what Frodo would have if he tended to his garden himself, from the ground up (5)
34. Chico and hare, brothers of grouch Omar X (5)
36. Foes' front close to downfall? Soviet-made weapon provides counter-air defence (4)

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The completed grid, with printer's devilry answers highlighted in blue:

Completed grid, printer's devilry clues highlighted blue

Clue explanations:

Across
1. Kay's satisfied getting fortune (6) KISMET = K IS MET
4. Accelerate around place of internment (5,2) CLOCK UP = C (around) + LOCK UP (place of internment)
8. Legendary actress who shaved her head to portray a G.I. escaped outbreak of disease (4) EPIC = EPI(-demi)C
12. Ancient building on an island where olives are grown and bats are hung (7) NURAGHE = *AREHUNG
13. Festival near Colorado turned over small amount of data (5) OCTET = (TET + CO)<
14. Bull in Pamplona has shaved head and body (5) TORSO = TORO ('Bull' in Pamplona, Spain) containing S(-haved)
15. Orphan girl's caretakers refusing to take sides (5) ANNIE = (-n)ANNIE(-s)
16. Eighty-six famous terraced houses (4) OUST = _OUS T_
17. IM A GP, I.E. Someone who sees patients at a clinic (7)
19. Tech giant sheltered by top politicians (4) OPPO = _OP PO_
20. Skins from animals the fashion designer twisted to make part of a belt? (8) ASTEROID = A(-nimal)S + T(-h)E + DIOR<
22. It's used to move a helicopter left or right (5) ROTOR cdef (palindrome) + &lit!
26. The dam in aSWAN, Standing 111 metres tall, is the largest in Egypt (5)
27. US rapper PitBULL DOGSits for his neighbours sometimes (8)
29. "One might eat you"? That sounds like nonsense! (4) CROC = “CROCK”
31. The UnaBOMBER’S modus operandi included sending explosive devices by mail (7)
33. A capital in Polynesia among others (4) APIA = A + P_ + IA &lit!
35. Algonquian fighters brought their tomaHAWKS to war (5)
37. "Happy" group having the [BLUES]? (5) UPSET = UP (Happy) + SET (group)
38. Relation where Chinatown takes place before Welles's debut (2-3) IN-LAW (IN LA) + W_
39. Criminal (at a cop): "Caught me getting some white powder!" (7) TAPIOCA = ATACOP* containing I (me)
40. Every isotope of uranium iS UNStable (4)
41. After her post-DOC KERStin got a job at CERN (7)
42. Can we stop? Thi S AIN’T Smart! Let's get outta here! (6)

Down
1. The villagers gave Liu KANG A ROOSter as a present for defeating Shang Tsung (9)
2. Green (and wild) [TIGERS] nap (6,3) STRING PEA = TIGERSNAP*
3. BEAGLES are popular pets (6)
5. They trained infantry battaLIONS in the arid terrain (5)
6. PaniC AT Sea ensued as the ship caught fire (4)
7. Unstable and mute, wild and out of control (7) UNTAMED = ANDMUTE*
9. Member of ethnic group in European capital is sent back (5) PARSI = PAR(IS<)
10. There isn't any specifiC ROW Shown on the ticket, we can sit anywhere within this section (5)
11. They rode bikes in tanDEM ON Stage on Sunday (6)
14. The tasmanian TIGER - So-named because of the stripes on its back – is now extinct (6)
18. Refuse to match wager of over 50 đồng (4) FOLD = OF< + L (fifty) + D (dong)
21. Foremost exemplaries among electric, extra lubricious swimmers? (4) EELS = E_ E_ L_ S_ &lit!
23. A row selected from fourth row downwards (9) THROWDOWN = _TH ROW DOWN_
24. Transport vehicles for George Bernard to visit café in Casablanca? (9) RICKSHAWS = RICK(SHAW)S
25. One can be in the air, rising higher (6) ASCENT = cdef (A SCENT) + def
27. The samurai agreed to follow this US president with words that confirm a new union (7) BUSHIDO = BUSH + I DO
28. Were the MaGI ANTSy to find out where the star was leading them? (6)
30. Guy with Ford vehicle and stylish hat (6) CHAPKA = CHAP (Guy) + KA (Ford vehicle)
31. US political maps are sometimes divided into Red States and BLUE States (5)
32. He could build a wall from what Frodo would have if he tended to his garden himself, from the ground up (5) MASON = (NO SAM)<
34. Chico and HarPO WERe, brothers of Groucho Marx (5)
36. Foes' front close to downfall? Soviet-made weapon provides counter-air defence (4) FLAK = F(-oes) + (-fal)L + AK

The missing word in the title is:

FOOTBALL! Since all 18 of the printer's devilry clues are the nicknames of teams in Australia's Australian Rules Football League.

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