I pulled out 60A Question of apathy: DOICARE because this is a big thing when it comes to magic. Someone can be very skilled in terms of technique, but if nobody cares, what’s the point? There are many ways to alienate an audience, and one of those ways is for the magician to care more about doing a thing than having people be entertained. From my perspective, it’s way better to put in the extra effort to make the audience feel than to just do something no one cares about simply because it’s difficult.
25A Author of “The Bell Jar” (1963): SYLVIAPLATH.
38A Author of “Black Beauty” (1877): ANNASEWELL.
52A Author of “Wuthering Heights” (1847): EMILYBRONTE.
18A With 63-Across, “The end” … or what can be said about the novels in the clues for 25-, 38- and 52-Across: THATSALL.
63A See 18-Across: SHEWROTE.
On the topic of women in media, a Frida Kahlo painting just sold for $34.9 million.
Finished this one in 10:51.
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