It's Elementary: Group 6 Crossword Puzzle

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November is a month when people emphasise writing: novels, quizzes, verse, questions and even crosswords. "It's Elementary" is my November 2022 crosswording theme. The Group 6 metals are seriously useful. There is one anagram. Enjoy!
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      2. Piece of water or snow gear (3)
      8. Not diluted (abbr., 4)
      9. Metals that are very resistant to heat and wear: applicable to 22D, 1D and 28A (10)
      10. A composite of mixed origin, including a motor vehicle with different power sources (6)
      11. Not by design, haphazardly (8)
      14. TV cable letters (computer/TV connector) (4)
      15. Radioactive Group 6 element (#106), first synthesised in 1974, named after a US nuclear chemist (10)
      19. Nervous habit (3)
      20. One's partner (4)
      21. More than enough (5)
      22. Ozone layer destroyers, in short (4)
      23. "Well, ____-di-dah!" (3)
      24. Significance (of Group 6 metals) (10)
      27. Custom vehicle accessories made shiny with 22D (4)
      28. Group 6 element (#74), highest of all metallic melting points, part of light bulb filaments (8)
      32. Archaic word meaning "to join different things together"; maybe like alloying metals? (6)
      33. Elements of groups 3 to 12 (on the Periodic Table) are known as ____ metals (10)
      34. Taken advantage of, as 22D is for producing stainless steel (4)
      35. Stomach, to a tot (3)

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      1. Group 6 metal (#42) whose name is based on Greek "lead"; basis of many bacterial catalysts (10)
      2. Dearth; for a long time, 1D had no use in industry because of its relative ____ (8)
      3. Lustrous, like mother-of-pearl (10)
      4. Off in the distance (4)
      5. Caution (4)
      6. Robust; 28A is known to add this characteristic to alloys (6)
      7. In 1761, 22D was first found in gold mines in Russia's ____ Mountains (4)
      12. Vatican vestment (3)
      13. Sweet, edible tuber (3)
      16. Follow, as advice (3,2)
      17. Displaying a range of colours, like many 33A metal compounds (10)
      18. A Group 6 element, as opposed to one of its chemical compounds (10)
      22. Group 6 metal (#24), resistant to corrosion and tarnishing (8)
      24. Computing: physical objects that can exchange data over communications networks (init., 3)
      25. Vital parts of the human body that may be affected by heavy metal poisoning (6)
      26. Inn intake (3)
      29. In A RUT about computer hardware device for asynchronous serial communication (acronym, anag., 4)
      30. Chemical prefix indicating the presence of sulfur (4)
      31. Dark film genre (4)