Solution to Filler Puzzle
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Answer: OREO O'S
by Anderson Wang, Ashley Kim, Jakob Weisblat, Jon Schneider, and Patrick Yang
We're presented with a series of 78 images, split into two sections. We start by identifying them. Eventually, based on the words' high concentration of Es, or by recognizing certain words, we realize that this is a puzzle about crosswordese, or words that appear a lot in crossword puzzles.
We can then proceed to solve this diagramless crossword as we would any other, treating the first set of images as across clues and the second set as down clues. The answers are as follows:
We fill them into the grid:
The center entry of the puzzle, which is unclued, is OREO OS, a cereal named for a crossword constructor's favorite cookie. Thus, the answer is OREO OS.