Had a weird life-imitates-art moment this weekend when a friend of mine shared a story that managed to include both of the 15-letter entries in today's puzzle. What made it weird is that he told me the story after the puzzle was completed, not the other way around, which made it even weirder. There's plenty of times that I'll hear somebody say something and go, "that'd make a great puzzle answer." Never before has somebody used two marquee answers in a sentence after I'd already finished the puzzle. But hey, no spoilers, okay, and if he's reading this (and it's quite likely he will), perhaps he'll feel the need to share it in the comments.
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