Another puzzle theme from the seemingly neverending list of "theme answer in search of a crossword." That's the list of ideas that haven't been completely fleshed out, but, dang it, this one particular answer really needs to be in a puzzle someday. I love it when the idea actually leads to a completed puzzle, it feels almost like a quasi-religious self-discovery moment. More often than not, though, the disembodied themes just sit there in puzzle purgatory. I have often thought about making a metapuzzle (that's meta- meaning "self-referential," not meta meaning "puzzle within a puzzle") using a bunch of these great answers without any sort of linking element. Then again, I guess that would just be like one of Trip Payne's Something Different wacky themelesses. Regardless, hope you enjoy today's offering.
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