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The Crossword, Jan. 1: Leading Question

Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts meets with brother Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants in the middle of the field on September 10, 2006 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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40-Across: Much-memed Manning audible

New year, new grid. This week's puzzle was constructed by Matt Forest and edited by Hoang-Kim Vu. Matt is a crossword hobbyist who has been published in various mainstream and indie outlets. He enjoys spending time outdoors, playing sports, and riding bikes with his family.

Defector crosswords, launched in partnership with our friends at AVCX, run every Monday. If you’re interested in submitting a puzzle to us, you can read our guidelines HERE.

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