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This puzzle pays tribute to a certain duo. What is something they (and people like them) might get?

Google sheets version

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2 Answers 2

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Continuing from cap's answer,

cap had filled out the grid with song titles from Autechre and the black letters spelled out "Eleventh Album". Autechre's eleventh album is Exai, and its cover art is an 11x11 grid of black and gray pixels, the same size as the grid we have. Keeping the letters in their places but replacing the background colors by the album cover we get the following:grid of letters with album background

The black squares spell out our answer, RAVE REVIEWS!

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice! That makes sense with the title too. $\endgroup$
    – caPNCApn
    Feb 20, 2022 at 18:24
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Almost complete answer..

The duo is

Autechre

and they might get

album eleven

Each clue is

wordplay on a classic crossword clue. The same wordplay must then be applied to the answer to get a song by the duo. I have yet to work out two of the wordplays. enter image description here

Then fill in the grid

by the songs' years enter image description here

Take the

black cells and they spell out "ALBUM ELEVEN"

I'm not sure why

the grid is arranged as it is...

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  • $\begingroup$ rot13(NYOHZ RYRIRA) is not the correct final answer. Keep going... $\endgroup$ Feb 20, 2022 at 4:29
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    $\begingroup$ The wordplay for the one before last is rot13(erzbir frpbaq naq frpbaq-gb-ynfg yrggref - xBerNa jNe oYbpxnQr yBpngvBa) and the last one is rot13(erirefr jbeq nsgre erzbivat frpbaq yrggre, nccraq jvgu ahzore bs yrggref erznvavat zvahf 3) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Feb 20, 2022 at 9:35
  • $\begingroup$ Of course, rot13(gurve ryriragu nyohz vf RKNV - lbh znl arrq gb nccyl shegure genafsbezngvbaf gb gung gb trg gur svany nafjre?) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Feb 20, 2022 at 9:43

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