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ACROSS
3. 🌟½☥🐪🚫👣 (9)
7. 🏆❌🖽⚔️ (3)
8. ½🍔🇫🇷🌊🏢 (6)
11. ♉½🇬🇷✉️ (3)
12. 🔫⭐⏺️♥️🗽🎭 (5)
13. 🍈♥️🇨🇴🏙️⏮️🍟🔚💐 (6)
14. 👂♀️🦌💰 (5)
16. 🎩👦♻️🐴🦄☝️🗾🏝️ (6)
19. 🐏💪🔀 (3)
20. 👊💢🦇👔⛔👁️😢➖💯 (7)
21. 🥋🚫👽👌🦅🔰🎤🎶 (7)
22. 🥂🙏 (6)

DOWN
1. 🎙️🎶🅾️👿🔀 (6)
2. 💨🚌✈️ (6)
4. 🔀🇹🇩🐏💰 (7)
5. 🏙️🇷🇺👌🥚💔☝️☂️ (5)
6. 🖋️👨🥇👕📯✂️🐼♥️ (6)
9. 🐔∨◀️👻⛔☿️🌿♥️ (7)
10. 🐦☝️🍆½🔇 (3)
15. 📅🌙🎶 (5)
17. 📯🤖❌🖽🐎🔚 (4)
18. ❌👕👖🐨☝️📩👨‍🏫↩️ (5)

Note: If you're seeing capital letters in some of the clues (e.g. "FR" in 8a), those are supposed to be flags of countries. Apparently some environments don't support flag emojis. I get flags on mobile, but letters on desktop.

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  • $\begingroup$ Some of these emojis show just empty boxes to me... $\endgroup$ – Sid Mar 18 at 13:51
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    $\begingroup$ @Sid I've added an image version of the clues. $\endgroup$ – jafe Mar 18 at 14:12
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Across:

12 🔫⭐⏺️♥️🗽🎭 (5)

Shooting star: heart of record (Thanks, @JonMark Perry!) (CO) + New York art (MET) = COMET.

13 🍈♥️🇨🇴🏙️⏮️🍟🔚💐 (6)

Flowers: Heart of Melon (L) + Cali backwards (ILAC) end of fries (S) = LILACS.

14👂♀️🦌💰 (5)

Sounds like a female deer and means money = DOUGH.

16 🎩👦♻️🐴🦄☝️🗾🏝️ (6)

Japanese island: Nosh rearranged (HONS) Horse Unicorn first (HU) = HONSHU.

19 🐏💪🔀 (3)

Arm mixed up = RAM.

20 👊💢🦇👔⛔👁️😢➖💯 (7)

Punching: (BAT) + tie - I (TE) + cry - 100 (C in Roman numerals) (RY) = BATTERY.

21 🥋🚫👽👌🦅🔰🎤🎶 (7)

Singing music: Karate - ET (KARA) + OK + end of eagle (E) = KARAOKE.

22 🥂🙏 (6)

Glasses clinking and people celebrating = CHEERS.

Down:

5 🏙️🇷🇺👌🥚💔☝️☂️ (5)

City: not sure Russia last three? (DAE) + heart of egg (G) + first of umbrella (U) = DAEGU.

9 🐔∨◀️👻⛔☿️🌿♥️ (7)

Chicken: Or inverted (RO) + ghost - mercury (GHOST - HG = OST) + heart of Fern (ER) = ROOSTER.

10 🐦☝️🍆½🔇 (3)

Bird: top of eggplant (E) + 1/2 of mute (MU) = EMU.

15 📅🌙🎶 (5)

Month: night music = MARCH.

17 📯🤖❌🖽🐎🔚 (4)

Horn: Robot without exterior (OBO) + end of horse (E) = OBOE.

18 ❌👕👖🐨☝️📩👨‍🏫↩️ (5)

No clothes: first letter of Koala (K) inside dean reversed (NA_ED) = NAKED.

Final crossword, with much thanks to @pirate for answers and decryptions! Please upvote their answer:

Emoji Cryptic

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  • $\begingroup$ 13 is heart of rot13(zryba) $\endgroup$ – pirate Mar 18 at 15:24
  • $\begingroup$ 12 is heart of rot12(dqoadp) - rot14(me uz ftq aftqd nxgq uoaze) $\endgroup$ – JonMark Perry Mar 18 at 19:29
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, @JonMarkPerry! Greatly appreciated...although why rot12/14?? $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Mar 18 at 19:40
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    $\begingroup$ I thought I'd be different :) $\endgroup$ – JonMark Perry Mar 18 at 19:41
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Partial:

Across:

3 🌟½☥🐪🚫👣 (9)

1/2 of Ankh (An) + Dromedary - ry (last 2 letters) = Andromeda (Galaxy)

7 🏆❌🖽⚔️ (3)

Award = War

8 ½🍔🇫🇷🌊🏢 (6)

1/2 of burger (Bur) + Water in French (Eau) = Bureau

11 ♉½🇬🇷✉️ (3)

Zodiac sign and greek letter = Tau

16 🎩👦♻️🐴🦄☝️🗾🏝️ (6)

Head of Hat (H) + son rearranged (ONS) + top of horse (H) + top of unicorn (U) = Honshu (island in Japan)

Down:

1 🎙️🎶🅾️👿🔀 (6)

Rearranged o+satan = Sonata

2 💨🚌✈️ (6)

Air + Bus = Airbus

4 🔀🇹🇩🐏💰 (7)

Rearranged Chad + Ram = Drachma (Greek currency)

5 🏙️🇷🇺👌🥚💔☝️☂️ (5)

Russian "Yes" (Da) + e(g)g + top of umbrella (u) = Daegu (City in South Korea)

6 🖋️👨🥇👕📯✂️🐼♥️ (6)

Au (Gold medal) + T (tee shirt) + horn - pa(n)da = Author

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