July 21 Themeless

puz | pdf | solution

Word Count:  72

Average Length:  5.36

Difficulty:  4 out of 5

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As the mat says, Welcome!  This one’s a moderately challenging themeless, so put your thinking caps on and remember, it’s nice to share …

34A:  I apologize for failing to find a less gloomy quote for this answer.

3D:  This is the heart of Miami’s Cuban community

9D: The furor triggered by the Encyclopedie, which was the first largely secular encyclopedia, makes for an entertaining story.  An Enlightenment tour-de-force, the Encyclopedie was banned by the Catholic Church and blamed/credited for the French Revolution.

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