Kick It Down a Notch!

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Puzzle Notes

"The secret ingredient in any dish is passion" ~Emeril

Dear Friends,

If there's anyone who's passionate about his work, it's Emeril Lagasse -- the Food Network star known for his kicked-up sandwiches and "Kick Butt Gumbo." Today's puzzle riffs on his passion for kicking things up, out and all over the place. Of course . . . as seasoned solvers, you won't be BAM-boozled by our spin on things.

Welcome to Week 662 of Crossword Nation. We passionately invite you to solve "Kick It Down a Notch!" as your cruciverbal challenge of the week. 

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