• Frank Catton
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  • The Amazing Yen
  • Linus Caldwell
  • Caesar's Palace (Solution)

    by Jason Alonso, with casino-formatting by Rob Speer, clue phrase by Adam Hesterberg

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    1 Your thing, Yiddish
    SCHTICK Y QAFRGAI
    1 Where a soldier should be
    ONPOST C QPRQUV
    8 Fido the Farmer?
    CORNDOG W YKNJZKC
    2 1972 top single by The Staple Singers
    ILLTAKEYOUTHERE S ADDLSCWQGMLZWJW
    15 Last seen in a Sextette
    MAEWEST D PDHZHVW
    3 Grad students run in them until they graduate?
    ACADEMICCIRCLES F FHFIJRNHHNWHQJX
    16 Davies' last doctor
    TENNANT C VGPPCPV
    4 Horror franchise
    SAW Z RZV
    17 A kind of dysentery
    AMOEBIC R RDFVSZT
    5 A bunch of pop songs
    HITS Z GHSR
    18 It comes in bits, lots of bits?
    TORRENT H AVYYLUA
    6 Indian name that starts with an elevator direction
    UPTAL G AVZGR
    19 Dubya bro
    JEB H QLI
    7 Famous clan that first appeared in The New Yorker, 1938
    THEADDAMSFAMILY P IWTPSSPBHUPBXAN
    20 Necktie ancestors
    CRAVATS P RGPKPIH
    8 Completed in 1922, presented by Taft to Harding
    LINCOLNMEMORIAL N YVAPBYAZRZBEVNY
    22 128 ounces, abbr.
    GAL W CWH
    9 In Texas, sounds boring?
    PLANO V KGVIJ
    23 Outer prefix
    ECTO Q USJE
    10 Defender of rights, org.
    ACLU N NPYH
    25 Soup base
    STOCK Z RSNBJ
    11 Between a mark and a buck and a pound, "is all that makes the world go around"
    YEN L JPY
    26 The Scribe
    EZRA C GBTC
    12 Someone from the order of those who "are spoken well of"
    BENEDICTINEMONK Y ZCLCBGARGLCKMLI
    27 Faux surfer
    HODAD O VCROR
    13 A talking gecko would love to sell you one
    INSURANCEPOLICY C KPUWTCPEGRQNKEA
    29 Ex-Guantanamo chaplain, once under fire
    YEE U SYY
    14 Ladies who hang around a bachelor pad?
    PINUPS N CVAHCF
    30 Belgium's famous painter
    ENSOR O SBGCF
    21 Best seats in the house
    ORCHESTRA W KNYDAOPNW
    31 Back-seat nag
    AREWETHEREYET W WNASAPDANAUAP
    24 Slid while seated
    SCOOTED M EOAAFQP
    34 Roleplay guru
    DUNGEONMASTER N QHATRBAZNFGRE
    26 Dietary epithet
    FATFREE B GBUGSFF
    35 When given for deliveries, PO box not acceptable
    STREETADDRESS O GHFSSHORRFSGG
    28 Put off for later
    DEFER O RSTSF
    36 Chemistry field with zero carbon footprint? Abbr.
    INORG Z HMNQF
    30 Informal necessarily
    GOTTA M SAFFM
    37 Annual sales hitherto, abbr.
    YTD W UPZ
    32 Technica and Electronica, e.g.
    ARS A ARS
    38 Full of an apple dessert?
    PIOUS X MFLRP
    33 Shares two letters with 4 down, but a compass point a little more south
    SSW V NNR
    40 Egyptian king, or a soda that lost its hiss?
    PEPI H WLWP
    36 "Passages" author Gail
    SHEEHY P HWTTWN
    41 With holiday or candle
    ROMAN B SPNBO
    39 A beer, or before-movie animations backwards
    STROHS X PQOLEP
    43 White, green, and full of gas?
    HESS Y FCQQ
    41 Bide time for
    AWAIT S SOSAL
    44 What to give an attempt
    AGO T TZH
    42 Sixteen oz.
    ONELB A ONELB
    45 polygon that tends to lose things
    BERMUDA K LOBWENK
    45 Brisk rapper
    ICET D LFHW
    47 SFO zone
    PST V KNO
    46 "Fully clean"
    ZEST L KPDE
    48 "New" city too oft awash
    ORLEANS F TWQJFSX
    49 Best kind of treatment
    VIP O JWD
    50 Anchor of the Research Triangle
    RALEIGH E VEPIMKL
    51 Highway breakdown solution
    TOW P IDL
    52 English actress from General Hospital, late
    ANNALEE W WJJWHAA
    53 Painter Mary
    CASSATT L NLDDLEE
    54 Articulate
    ENOUNCE J NWXDWLN
    55 Looks with awe
    BEHOLDS X YBELIAP
    1. Clues (across then down) are Caesar-shifted by: XMZRRBGNVKUCDGYETZBUXTCTHWJNEQPMLABDJOWCNYRGCKNKBZCIAICDOEPXYL
    2. Answers are Caesar-shifted by: YWDCRHHPWQZCOUOWNOZWXHBYTKVFEWLJXCSFZZGPNVNLYCNWMBOMAVPXSADLOP
    3. Vigenere cipher of the two taken together yields: VICTIINCRATERAMAGNAQUADRAGESIMAVICTIINCRATERAMAGNAQUADRAGESIMA
    4. Clue phrase with spaces: VICTI IN CRATERA MAGNA QUADRAGESIMA VICTI IN CRATERA MAGNA QUADRAGESIMA
    5. Clue phrase without repetition: VICTI IN CRATERA MAGNA QUADRAGESIMA
    6. Clue phrase translated from Latin into English: DEFEATED IN 40th SUPER BOWL
    7. Answer: SEAHAWKS