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We here at LAist think Los Angeles is the center of the universe. Whether or not you agree, it's definitely at the center of the two-word phrases in the clues below. The first word of each pair ends in "L" and the second begins with "A." Each answer has some connection to our big, beautiful, complicated city. Good luck solving them or, may we say, unraveL Auspiciously!

(Watch this space. We'll post answers later this week.)

1. A private university in Valencia that offers majors like dance, film/video, music and theater:
_ _ L A _ _ _

2. A Westside neighborhood whose residents include Beyoncé, Jennifer Aniston and Elon Musk:
_ _ L A _ _

3. It's free, at the Broad:
_ _ _ _ _ _ L A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

4. An attorney with offices in Newport Beach and Los Angeles who’s best known for representing Stormy Daniels:
_ _ _ _ _ _ L A _ _ _ _ _ _ _

5. The namesake of California's fourth Spanish mission, a still-functioning historic landmark in (hint) San Gabriel:
_ _ _ _ _ _ L A _ _ _ _ _ _ _

6. 21, for California cannabis users:
_ _ _ _ L A _ _

7. Artistic collective affiliated with LA-based rap group Cypress Hill:
_ _ _ L A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

8. Well-reviewed movies have it:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ L A _ _ _ _ _ _

9. Pantera's lead singer who's from Louisiana, not California, but hey, their state abbreviation is LA:
_ _ _ L A _ _ _ _ _ _

10. A WeHo synagogue with a history of involvement in LGBTQI causes:
_ _ L A _ _

11. Kickboards, foam noodles, and water wings:
_ _ _ L A _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _