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Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) - a Puzzling tribute

Completed crossword: The yellow words from top to bottom, left to right, are which, if What a fitting tribute!
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This month's $100 question (not a real prize)

Part 1: The Solved Grid The solved grid is below: The logic for the left side portions was relatively straightforward. There were no particularly difficult steps - just searching for the next place ...
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A crossword to appease all

This is a very cleverly constructed puzzle. If you are into crosswords, please consider giving this a try before reading the answer. The postscript says that there are no cryptic double definitions ...
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How is a crossword clue to be interpreted when it contains (… includes part of #-Direction)?

This is not a typical construction - part of the solving process of this crossword is figuring out what that means. Some signs that this is part of the "theme" of the puzzle: Theme entries ...
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A crossword so simple, it practically solves itself

Final crossword grid. Clues with their correct numbering: How I attacked this:
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Who was the US president in [oh rubbish, I forgot the year]?

It was: The Son of Lancelot is: Carry something heavy is: This gives us: So far we have the film as: A common programming placeholder is: Thus the film is:
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Animal Cross(word)ing

Answers: Large rodent native to Central and South America (6) Wading bird sacred to the Ancient Egyptians (4) Shrek, Shaun or Dolly? (5) Feathers McGraw, Chilly Willy or Pingu? (7) Captain Nemo's ...
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Submitting a puzzle to the NYT

It doesn't seem like this is the proper forum for this sort of question. On the other hand I do have some experience with trying to get things published so I will try to answer the question. Get ...
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Oh dear, I've got my puzzle all stuck to itself, please help!

I believe the clues and blanks are filled out like this:
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Do not cross the line!

I think the one who went first was and the winner was They played Answers Finished grid:
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The hardest crossword you'll do today!

Finished crossword No googling is required because The final message is
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I got ninety-nine problems - so here's another one!

Top left: Top center: Top right: Center left 1: Center: (Note:) Center right: Center left 2: Bottom left: (thanks to user39583 and somebody for this part of the solution) Bottom center: Meta:...
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Which word wasn't with Wednesday's ...crossword

The word that doesn't belong is The crossword looks like this: How I solved it:
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Didn't you ask me for a crossword?

This puzzle is certainly not Solving the crossword: The clues: Then solving as a 'Wordoku': (Not posted logical path as it is quite straightforward, but can if needed)
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A crossword with no clues?

The crossword is solved like this Props to @Ankoganit for solving the rebus, because I stared at it for 30 minutes.
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Do they even fit? Yes!

The grid
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Deal or No Deal, Puzzling Edition

You should: How can we work this out? First look at the names of the people holding the boxes… Now we can populate the crossword with these words: Now note the boxes in yellow in the image… In ...
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A crossword to appease all

Wrap-up: The making of "A crossword to appease all" This is not a solution to the puzzle but provides notes from its poser. This type of answer has been approved by the community. Caution: This post ...
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A Sea O' Letters

The fully solved grid looks like this: If you look carefully at the finished grid (and know the theme of this puzzle) you might find that The grid is available in this Google sheet. Thanks to ...
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The answer is the same (tricky puzzle!)

A tricky one indeed! The answers to the puzzle are: Like so: The shaded letters going down spell:
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Circular crossword

Filled out: In the clockwise direction, starting with the 1, the letters are: In the counterclockwise direction starting at 3, they are: The five extra letters spell:
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A Racing Heart!

This puzzle was co-solved with Sp3000 (who did a large part of the work). The solved grid Piece of Information #1 Piece of Information #2 Piece of Information #3
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Pikurossword, or: Three-in-One

I was working this independently of QuantumTwinkie, but I think the crossword portion is solved: The other bit/two bits of this puzzle is that The final grid looks like this: Thanks for the ...
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Animal Cross(word)ing

Grid: Building from PartyHatPanda's answer, they form the answer: (New account, but I've been a lurker for months in the PSE. Solved the grid independently but from this computer it's hard to share ...
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This ain't your grandpa's word square!

The filled word square: And as we can see from the diagonal,
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Historical Crossword Puzzle

The events (most of them already found by Glorfindel) are: The resulting grid is: And the highlighted cells ...
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Fun Friday: This puzzle does what NintenDONT

Gotta Go Fast! Frog loving character, and this game’s baddie “Evil” are both the same animal Bob the Killer Fish and this game’s namesake weapon are both this colour. The lead designer also created ...
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Are you getting tired of regular crosswords?

What a colourful crossword! The completed grid looks like this: The answers to the clues are: These are ... That explains why ... There are two hints in the title and preamble:
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Historical Crossword Puzzle

Partial answer ... Clue 1: Clue 2 might be: Clue 3: Clue 4: Clue 5 could be: Clue 6:
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