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Friday, July 1, 2016
Constructor: James Mulhern
Relative difficulty: Medium-Challenging
Word of the Day: LOLITAS (41D: Teases, in older usage) —
Lolita was the nickname of one of the principal characters in Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita. Lolita's actual name was Dolores, with whom the narrator, Humbert Humbert, develops a sexual obsession. In the book itself, "Lolita" is specifically Humbert's nickname for Dolores. Nevertheless, "Lolita" and "loli" has come to be used as a general reference to girls considered sexually precocious. // In the marketing of pornography, lolita is used to refer to a young girl, frequently one who has only recently reached the age of consent, appears to be younger than the age of consent, or child exploitation material depicting the sexual abuse of children. (wikipedia)
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Lolita was 12 years old.
She was extensively sexually abused by her stepfather.
I guess she shouldn't have "teased" him?
See you tomorrow.
Signed, Rex Parker, King of CrossWorld
P.S. if you want something more to read, try this.