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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Constructor: David Steinberg and Bruce Leban
Relative difficulty: Easy-Medium
Word of the Day: MORNAY (27A: Sauce made with roux, milk and cheese) —
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[35D: 1980 hit with the lyric "That sweet little boy who caught my eye"]
BATTLE (clue vague) and ESCHER (clue suggesting type of artist, not a Specific Artist) and a couple other answers. I somehow remembered CIMINO (46D: Michael who directed "The Deer Hunter"). "Setting" is one of those clue words that can be very hard to pin down, meaning-wise, and I got slowed up by it twice today, first with 39D: With 48-Down, setting for Toledo (LAKE / ERIE) and again with 52A: Setting for many old films (TCM). Former made me think time zone, then maybe continent or other land mass; latter made me think of film shooting location. Wrong and wrong.