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  • This week's theme: Fourth of July!
    July 4th Features

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    1. * July 4th, 1776, Philadelphia - The Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created ___, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..."
    6. * This name of this President of the Continental Congress was the first to be signed to the Declaration of Independence: ___ Hancock
    10. Reflux
    13. Pathfinder
    14. Cyber Communication
    16. Meg Ryan flick
    17. Function
    18. * He drafted the Declaration of Independence
    21. "From Within" in Latin: ___ Intra
    22. NHL official
    23. * Continued from One Across: "...that among these are Life, ___ and the Pursuit of Happiness."
    25. He (Initials) directed "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951)
    27. Buff
    28. Exist
    29. Have debts
    30. Call on socially
    32. Slightly wet
    34. Tasks
    36. Winglike
    37. Enunciate
    38. "El" Ending
    40. "Fancy that!"
    41. * In 1783, this was Britain's formal acknowledgment of the independence of the Thirteen Colonies as the United States
    45. Hebrew alphabet letter
    46. Pronoun
    47. It's seen in a wedding announcement
    48. Fill to satisfaction
    50. Jason's vessel
    52. Swept through
    54. Office notes
    55. Treasury Department div.
    57. Movie directed by George Cukor: "Dinner ___ Eight" (1933)
    58. Myrna of Movies
    59. Canadian prov.
    60. Religious leader's title in the Isma'ili branch of Shi'ism
    63. Human offspring
    64. Chuck's bride
    65. * "Benjamin Franklin" on the Declaration of Independence
    68. Flick rating
    70. Ems followers
    72. * Half of the name of one of the original Thirteen Colonies
    73. * Oliver Stone movie of 1989: "Born ___ Fourth of July"
    75. Paulo Proceeder
    76. No ifs, ___ or buts!
    77. Mr. Cantor

    Down

    1. Breakfast foodstuff
    2. Something in Return: Quid Pro ___
    3. Loss of wages letters
    4. Noun modifier, for short
    5. Look longingly in the direction of
    6. Mr. Bridges
    7. Suffix to "Bi"
    8. Section of New York City
    9. Not yet final
    10. Mr. Asner
    11. Dinghy
    12. Immature
    15. Gray wolf
    19. Marshland
    20. * It was one of the original Thirteen Colonies to declare independence from Britain
    24. Word with Speedwagon
    25. * Actress ___ Marie Saint was born July 4th, 1924
    26. Good condition
    27. * Fourth of July celebrations are famous for them
    28. * Weapon used in the American Revolution (1775 - 1783)
    31. * Modern org. based on the American Revolution
    32. * Fourth of July celebrations commemorate this: Independence ___ (July 4th, 1776)
    33. Pontiff
    35. * The repealed Townshend Acts of 1767 led to this event which was one in a series that led to the American Revolution which led to the Declaration of Independence (The Americans protested Britain's desire to place duties on imported items because they had no representation in Parliament, but taxes on tea stayed in force, until...): The ___ Tea Party (December 16th, 1773)
    37. Greek colonnade
    39. Puny Parent
    42. "I get it now!"
    43. Gave Grub
    44. Simon Song: "___ a Rock"
    45. * Fun events during Fourth of July celebrations
    49. Curvy letter
    51. Angelina Jolie movie
    53. * American Revolution weapon
    54. * This President died on July 4th, 1831
    56. It'll turn "king" into the evasion of duties
    58. Mr. Gehrig
    61. * Actress-Entertainer Lollobrigida was born July 4th, 1927
    62. Turkish Title (var. sp.)
    63. Jeanne d'Arc, et al.
    66. Find the sum
    67. Conclusion
    68. Smart Student Society: ___ Beta Kappa
    69. Word With Whiz
    71. "Big deal!"
    74. Football acronym

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