CHRISTMAS GIFTS MONTH!
DIAGRAMLESS CROSSWORD 2
It's week 2 of Christmas Gifts Month, so I should probably explain what it's all about. You see, people who solved my Anacrossword puzzle from two weeks ago were asked to request a type of word puzzle from me, so for this month, I'll pick four of those requests as Christmas gifts from me to you! If you want a full list of puzzles that I may do this month, go to this link that I posted yesterday. This week's offering is a request from Pavel Curtis, and I hope he finds it satisfactory!
Diagramless crosswords are solved by using the clues and their numbers to fill in the answers as well as the black squares. When completely filled in, the black squares in the grid will have diagonal symmetry, meaning that they'll look the same when rotated upside-down. As a help, the first number has already been placed in the grid.
Once everything's filled in, two of the across answers will spell out a clue that will lead you to the FINAL ANSWER: A title.
1) Piggy bank from Toy Story
5) Legal drama that NCIS spun off from
8) Army rank with two chevrons: Abbr.
11) Mexican water
12) Cheer for a torero
13) Scottish hillsides
16) Zoe and Hammie's baby sister in Baby Blues
17) Freddy Krueger's street
18) Up to this point
19) Rock band that sang the lyrics "And now you find yourself in '82"
21) "Ich bin ___ Berliner"
23) Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Spelling
24) Garfield's favorite pasta dish
26) Treebeard, for one
27) PART ONE OF THE FINAL ANSWER'S CLUE
32) Popular Reddit Q&A feature
33) Greek vowel with the shortest name
34) Chews on wood
35) In medias _____
36) Popular urban "sandbox" video game series published by Rockstar, for short
37) Cremation container
39) iPad platform
40) Voices above tenors
42) Wrestling org. that changed its name to Impact Wrestling in 2017
43) Gun grp. founded in 1871
44) PART TWO OF THE FINAL ANSWER'S CLUE
49) Three, in Italy
50) Residents of Pago Pago
51) Record label that Yes released 90125 on
52) Dadaist Jean that crossword solvers are sick of seeing
53) Ice planet from The Empire Strikes Back
55) The L in AWOL
57) The invention of this blue energy-saving bulb earned its creators a Nobel Physics Prize
59) Beekeeper that Peter Fonda played in 1997
61) Comparable to an embarrassed beet?
62) Prefix for "metric" and "morphic"
63) Gnorm _____ (Jim Davis comic predating Garfield)
64) Like deadpan humor
65) Utmost degree
66) Group of goats
2) Taj Mahal's city
3) Cereal comprised of rolled oats
4) Hit Michael Sembello song from Flashdance
5) Barack's Vice President
6) _____'s Window ('90s Nick Jr. show)
7) Zodiac sign after Taurus
8) Network that airs </scorpion>
9) Casein, for one
10) Legendary movie trailer announcer Don
14) _____ Jim (quirky 16-bit platformer video game)
15) Word preceding "Lanka"
20) Black-ink item
22) Short snooze
25) Ant princess from A Bug's Life
27) Weight unit for gemstones
28) Egg dishes that may come "au fromage"
29) Their "Priceless" ad campaign began in 1997
30) Chicago-based cable channel that used to have "Superstation" in its name
31) Analyze ore
36) Idiotest channel
37) Ctrl-Z, in Microsoft Word
38) Princess Jasmine's pet tiger
42) Unicorn with a broken horn in My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)
45) Sly-fox link
46) Nemo's dad in Finding Nemo
47) "Quit quarreling!"
48) Free letters given out in Wheel of Fortune's Bonus Round
51) In the style of
54) Use your ears (assuming you're not deaf)
56) Dreyer's ice cream partner
58) Exclamation written in The Simpsons' scripts as "annoyed grunt"
60) Airplane takeoff guess: Abbr.
Once you believe you've figured out the FINAL ANSWER, send it to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (though I'm more likely to check the second one) and I'll put your name on a solvers list once I post the answers in about two weeks. You can also use those email addresses to give me some comments and feedback (or get a hint from me in exchange for a "hint star", more details for that are on the sidebar to the right) or send me the answer to last week's puzzle, if you haven't already figured it out. If you have a printer and want to solve this puzzle on paper, just head below the break for a version you can print out!