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Short post today since I’m coming off of a flurry of puzzle-related activities. Just a few notes:

1. Thanks to Rex Parker for letting me sit in his chair today — always a fun time. If you clicked on my link and are coming over to Devil Cross for the first time, welcome! Hope to see you back here soon.

2. Thanks to both my brother Justin and my wife Vicki for helping me think of some clues for this puzzle — and for staying patient with me while I was desperately trying to finish it. I’m partial to the clue for 54-Across simply because, technically, it took me longer to write that clue than any other single clue I’ve ever written. I wrote it several weeks ago, and it took a few hours to finish. You should try it as an exercise — it’s way tougher than I imagined!

3. Lollapuzzoola 8 is in one week! If you’re planning on coming, come say hi to me. That’s an order.

Enjoy the puzzle. There will be a new one on August 8.

Update, 8/1/15 @ 11:30 am ET: I changed the first word of my clue for 22-Across. The original clue was….alright. I dunno, I just like the new one a little better.