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by Kelly Ann Buchanan

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    1. * Said in Literature Class: "Mind of My Mind and Patternmaster and Wild Seed ___ some of the science fiction novels written by Octavia E. Butler."
    4. * In 1988, author Toni Morrison ___ the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her critically acclaimed novel "Beloved". Then, in 1993, she received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
    7. * "The ___ of My Familiar" (Novel of 1989 written by #72A)
    13. oppiZ
    14. * Author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" (1970)
    16. * (6991) "goD wolleY ___ A": seires yretsym snilwaR eht ni levoN
    18. * Ms. Dove (Poet Laureate of the United States from 1993 to 1995)
    19. Feel ill
    20. * Toni Morrison wrote it, with The
    22. * Ms. Hill --the award winning Romance Author
    24. Lose fluid from a vein, without the "B"
    25. AOL, e.g.
    26. Against (abbr. & bkwds.)
    27. Relating to birth, without the "N"
    30. * Classic written by Alex Haley (b.1921 - d.1992): "___: The Saga of an American Family" (1976)
    33. Atomic #52
    35. * (8991) "elimS s'rehtaF yM fo ___ eht yB": A27# yb nettirw levoN
    37. Item in a briefcase
    39. Fate
    42. * Terry McMillan novel
    46. Bird of prey
    47. Mend Medically ...but backwards?
    48. * Book written by Alex Haley that was made into this television mini-series starring Halle Berry
    49. Niño's partner
    51. * #14A is renowned for writing these
    54. Fly
    55. Washington's follower
    57. Had a sandwich
    59. daC
    61. * Mr. Ellison (b.1914 - d.1994): Author of "Invisible Man" which #4A the 1953 National Book Award for Fiction and the Russwurm Award
    63. * Richard Wright (b.1908 - d.1960) wrote it
    68. Before, archaically
    69. Make Murky
    71. * Mystery written by #4D - #76A: "Gone ___" (1997) (See #16A for a Related Clue)
    72. * Acclaimed novelist who received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 for "The Color Purple"
    75. Component, minus the "ment"
    76. * Last Name of #4D
    77. Letter of the Hebrew alphabet
    78. Cleopatra's snake

    Down

    1. isoguL .rM
    2. Small brook
    3. Make-a-Word! V-_-_-_-_-R-E (Business Enterprise)
    4. * First Name of the writer of mystery stories which feature the character Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins (See #76A for a Related Clue)
    5. Certain hors d'oeuvres, without the "sters"
    6. Not one
    7. Explosive letters
    8. "Oh, my goodness!"
    9. * Children's book by #14A: "My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken and ___" (1994)
    10. Floor's Follower
    11. Cuts of meat
    12. Cherish (bkwds.)
    14. Stage Setting: ___ en scène
    15. Make-a-Word! C-U-R-T-_-_-L-M-_-N-T (Downsizing)
    17. * Book by James Baldwin (b.1924 - d.1987): "Go ___ on the Mountain" (1953)
    21. Tokyo, once
    23. Make a choice
    25. ___ of Man (It's located off Great Britain)
    27. Q. "What is an Unau?" A. "It's ___-toed sloth."
    28. Unfreeze
    29. Spry
    31. * Novel by Wallace Thurman (b.1902 - d.1934): "Infants ___ Spring" (1932)
    32. "Uncle" in Spanish
    34. * [0691.d - 1091 (acric) .b] notsruH ___ aroZ: erutaretil ni skrow evitaerc ylgnidnatstuo fo doirep-- s0291 eht fo ecnassianeR melraH eht htiw detaicossa saw ohw retirW dna tsirolkloF
    36. Flower, with the "ac" snipped off
    38. Divine, without the "uisite"
    40. Olive genus
    41. Camper's shelter
    43. Part of the neck
    44. Prefix that means "Earth"
    45. * Author of "Not Without Laughter" (1930): Langston ___ (b.1902 - d.1967)
    50. Circuit in the pool
    52. Make-a-Word! _-U-_-L-E-_ (Sort of Fish)
    53. stsiseR
    55. * "RL's ___" (1995): This story (written by #4D - #76A) is about a dying blues guitar player who is befriended by a young woman
    56. Monte's follower
    58. Deuce-Ace
    60. Tear apart (bkwds.)
    62. Garlands
    63. Ms. Peeples
    64. Friend
    65. Stadium where The Beatles played
    66. Peanut and Sunflower
    67. eman (1002) "maS mA I"
    70. Flamboyant, minus the "Sh"
    73. Purifier in the Pool, punily
    74. Boxing acronym

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