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by Kelly Ann Buchanan

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

    Across

    1. * UNCLE ___ SAYS THIS: "Begin Your Fourth of July Celebration by Solving this Fun Crossword!"
    4. The 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet
    7. Exploiters
    12. * Heard on the Fourth: "___ we could go to that fireworks display in town tonight."
    15. Shade tree
    16. Spread by Scattering
    17. * Crowd pleasers on the Fourth of July
    20. Amusement Park attraction
    21. Yoko's son (Initials)
    22. * Had watermelon at a Fourth of July picnic
    23. * Fourth of July cookout
    25. Word with Purchase
    27. "General Hospital" (TV) character
    28. Following, without the "Ne"
    29. Too
    30. Stringed instrument, for short
    32. Jampack, jumbled up?
    34. Tropical cuckoo
    35. Fence door
    37. * Shout of approval during a Fourth of July celebration
    39. Mr. Shankar
    41. * Decoration theme on the Fourth of July, with Blue ...and #50A
    43. Part for an Actor, scrambled up?
    45. * Type of #40D
    47. Horn blast
    49. * It keeps drinks cold at picnics on the Fourth
    50. * See #41A
    51. How come?
    52. Choleric Cat's Cry
    54. Type of Vegetable, without the "lery"
    56. "So long!"
    58. Mosey in Mud
    60. * Performed by #17A, with "1812"
    63. Org. for doctors
    64. * Where the crowd looks during a fireworks display on the Fourth
    66. Long river
    67. * True patriots
    70. Plaudit
    72. Hip-Hop star, with "Dr."
    73. Puts in the mail
    74. Flower snippees
    75. Compass direction
    76. Internal organ

    Down

    1. Certain relatives, for short
    2. Truant from the Trenches, tinily
    3. Prefix to "leading"
    4. Vigor
    5. Messy person
    6. Pierce with a Point
    7. * The ___ (for short) celebrates the Fourth of July
    8. * Decorative thing seen at a party on the Fourth of July
    9. Mr. Clapton
    10. Brought Back
    11. * Like #40D
    13. * Stripes partners on the Fourth
    14. * Something eaten at a #23A
    18. Word in the Social Pages
    19. Lanka completer
    24. Meaningless chatter, when tripled
    25. * Mr. Stone directed "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989) --a popular movie rental choice on the big day!
    26. The Sultan of Swat: Babe ___
    29. Said by Someone Sleepy: "I'm going to take ___ now."
    31. * Mr. Lockhart, the Conductor of #17A
    33. * Condiment on a #14D
    34. Atomic #18
    36. Bristlelike thing
    37. Company leader, briefly
    38. Mythical birds
    40. * Tasty Treat on a Fun Fourth
    42. Playthings
    44. Mr. Cummings
    46. Mine entrance
    48. * Mr. Jefferson, the Drafter of the Declaration of Independence
    51. Globes
    53. * Heard on Independence Day: "___ all of our Fourth of July decorations every year, so that we have even more to put on display the next year."
    54. * #40D is scooped into them
    55. Force out
    57. Ms. Melissa ___ Der Maur, the Rock Guitarist
    59. Collection of rules
    61. Fashion magazine
    62. Sense organs
    64. Language of Pakistan
    65. "Hey, you!"
    68. "Golly!"
    69. School course, for short
    71. Mr. Eliot

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