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- Puzzle by John Guzzetta Edited by Will Shortz

ACROSS

1 Actor Sean of “Stranger Things” 6 “Right on!” 10 Driver’s place 13 Ancient allegory paralleled in the plot of “The Matrix” 15 ___ Addams, first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize 16 Tales of woe 17 Prod 18 Some short releases, for short 19 “Oh, gimme a break!” 21 Spots for fighter jets, in brief 22 Journalist who wrote the 1990s 2000s comic strip “Capitol Hell” 23 Ice cream dessert 25 One who’s taken a vow 26 Chafed, say 28 Gobble up 29 Locale near the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates, some believe 30 Dating inits. 31 Unmotivate­d, and then some 32 Holy ___ 33 Sustenance 35 Cheyenne, e.g.: Abbr. 36 “That’s a ___” 38 Forces (upon) 39 Inebriate 40 “Young Man With a Skull” painter 41 Throws heavenward 42 Split 44 Really soak up the sun 45 Cassius Dio said it went “from a kingdom of gold to one of rust and iron” 47 Mac 50 Winter Olympics feat 51 Product of tissue engineerin­g, such as artificial skin 53 Contemptib­le sort 54 “Come help me with this” 55 Contemptib­le sort 56 Doesn’t check, say 57 Big buttes

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1 Locale of the Chair of St. Peter in St. Peter’s Basilica 2 Unappetizi­ng bowlful 3 Things often seen in windows 4 “___ magic!” 5 Statement of inevitabil­ity 6 The Taj Mahal complex has 42 of them 7 Eldest of the Pleiades 8 When a vesper bell rings 9 Beverage brand portmantea­u 10 High on the job? 11 Pets that commonly have different-colored eyes, such as one blue and one amber 12 Existed 14 Like many minor-key compositio­ns 15 Sharp increase 20 Hardly a test of one’s memory 21 “Mi ___” (Spanish words of endearment) 23 Portable lunch options from Japan 24 Dingy kitchen items? 25 Is lachrymose 27 Brings together 28 Brings down 32 Place of drudgery 34 Riddled 37 Marathon runner’s wear 38 Like bootleg pants 43 Eponymous founder of a San Diego research institute 44 Really stinks 45 Hindi for “king” 46 Amanda Gorman, e.g. 47 Diagonal kind of cut 48 It has coronoid and styloid processes 49 Spots for shams 52 When italicized, word before something exemplary

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