10
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Across

1 Powers
5 Cops in much of Europe
8 Online rule
9 Body named for a national park
10 Studio
11 Vigevano
14 1940 song, sort of
15 Triangle
16 Partner killer
17 Value of a question
19 A strike
20 Tanakh program
21 A lot is over this

Down

1 Odds
2 Call Chidi
3 A cube's square
4 1982 hit
5 NIN song
6 1919 play
7 Dr. Pepper's
12 Depth
13 2008 show
17 A position
18 Answer

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12
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The trick to the puzzle:

The grid should be filled with numbers, not letters.

The solved grid, with clues explained:

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[Thanks to El-Guest, trolley813, and Darrel Hoffman for helping me finish off the explanations.]

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    $\begingroup$ I thought it was!!! But I kept convincing myself I was wrong because of various clues lol +1 $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Apr 2 at 0:51
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    $\begingroup$ 2 Down is rot13(gbhpu-gbar cubar) translation — that is, rot13(2 ba n xrlcnq vf NOP, 3 vf QRS, etc.) $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Apr 2 at 3:22
  • $\begingroup$ Great! All your answers so far are correct; +1. @El-Guest, you're right, too, though the association you mention predates rot13(gbhpu-gbar). $\endgroup$ – msh210 Apr 2 at 5:16
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    $\begingroup$ And 9 across is rot13(ahzore bs na nfgrebvq anzrq nsgre gur angvbany cnex bs Priraarf) $\endgroup$ – trolley813 Apr 2 at 5:24
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    $\begingroup$ I think 19 across is rot13(n onfronyy ersrerapr: mreb onyyf, bar fgevxr). $\endgroup$ – Darrel Hoffman Apr 2 at 13:51

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