Merl Reagle's Crossword

"Ode to Homer Simpson"
NOTE: Now that the FXX network has been rerunning every "Simpsons" episode (including the one Will Shortz and I were in exactly six years ago today), I thought I'd do my own version of a Homeric ode. (If you're counting, there are 16 theme answers in all.)
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