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Puzzle 59

Now it’s time for something a bit more lighthearted. This month’s puzzle got a little out of hand, so although the grid is the same size as usual, there are more clues. If this makes it harder or easier, we aren’t sure. You decide.

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Across: 

1. Calculations used to work out how to render neutral colours. (4, 7, 8))
11. Chilled safe current? (2)
13. To make work processes or devices without physical intervention. (8)
14. Why colour exists. (5)
15. Cool and trendy, often replaced over time. (3)
16. Component of paper. (3)
17. Calm down! (5)
19. To be appropriate for it? (5)
21. Gotten old. (4)
24. Orderly line processed sequentially. (5)
26. To push down, of spirits and buttons. (7)
28. Religious Education. (2)
29. This is CMY plus black either before or after. (7, 5, 8)
31. Cunning or otherwise, necessary to avoid failure. (4)
32. What makes real and physical a digital data file. (8)
34. Some diodes do this with light. (4)
37. This is what all process management must be to succeed. (10)
38. The process of assigning digital dots their position for output. (9)
40. A spot colour not printed CMYK. (7)
42. How white substrates look when chilling OBAs are present. (6)
43. Assistance. (3)
44. A very long time. (3)
45. To tie up. (4)
46. One less than eleven. (3)
48. Putrefaction. (3)
49. Don’t walk, the press is ready for it. (3)
51. When you think you’ll get there. (3)
52. What standards such as the ISO 12647 series are all about. (7, 7)
55. Design has to consider this for accurate colour output. (5)
56. Not pigment. (3)

Down: 

1. Print method for which targets are specified in ISO 12647-5. (7)
2. Complete, unmodified. (6)
3. Sit on something not up to scratch. (3)
4. Ink containing rubber. (5)
5. Top notch, perfect. (3)
6. The first of the 4Cs of colour management. (11)
7. What you see on poorly processing plates. (3)
8. Turned around. (7)
9. A kind of masking. (7)
10. Attain. (7)
12. Input equivalent of dpi. (3)
18. To project or start selling. (6)
20. It removes the non-image areas of a processless plate on press. (8, 8)
22. Silly noise to tell you something’s ready. (4)
23. The management entity of a DAM. (5)
25. A link on the Internet. (3)
27. A bad twist, not a break or dislocation. (6)
29. One who categorises others? Necessary pre-digital typesetting.
30. The most common cause of mistakes. (4, 5)
32. Type of plastic popular for packaging liquids. (3)
33. Those who know no better. (9)
35. To begin or a beginner. (8)
36. Necessary to perceive colour. (6)
39. Get tints from light to dark. (8)
41. Not odd. (4)
45. Opposite of front. (4)
47. Take NB. (4)
50. Home of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. (3)
52. Public relations
53. Country somewhere between BG and MD. (2)
54. Fine. (2)

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