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''Praying'' insect MANTIS
Bar bill TAB
Battery terminal ANODE
Batting game for tots TBALL
Battleship letters USS
Become TURNINTO
Box office success HIT
Clumsy person OAF
Color of rare steak RED
Commotion ADO
Community pool site YMCA
Cowpoke's ride HOSS
Cryptographic writing CODE
Dad's boy SON
Delete REMOVE
Ecuador neighbor PERU
Edge of a cup RIM
Eight, on a sundial VIII
Electrical outlet insert PLUG
Emphatic agreement OHYES
Entertainer Minnelli LIZA
Entices LURES
Envelope fastener CLASP
Extreme happiness ECSTASY
Faux __ (minor mistake) PAS
Fence entryway GATE
Google competitor YAHOO
Have an evening meal SUP
Help with the dishes WIPE
Helpful hints CLUES
Helps with the dishes DRIES
Hunter constellation ORION
Inventor Howe ELIAS
It's east of Indiana OHIO
Job openings SLOTS
Jump __ (begin enthusiastically) INWITHBOTHFEET
Jump __ (decide hastily) TOCONCLUSIONS
Jump __ (follow a popular cause) ONTHEBANDWAGON
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L.A. campus USC
Lake birds LOONS
Language suffix ESE
Large bodies of water SEAS
Long, long __ AGO
Loosen, as laces UNTIE
Move unsteadily TEETER
Mystical glow AURA
Orator's delivery SPEECH
Pairs of singers DUOS
Pants pleat, for example CREASE
Parts of a stairway STEPS
Pepsi rival COKE
Perfectly TOAT
Place of rapid growth HOTBED
Pointed properly ORIENTED
Prefix for dynamic AERO
Run __ of (clash with) AFOUL
Santa's assistant ELF
Slice of history ERA
Spaniard or Swede EUROPEAN
Stages, as a historical battle REENACTS
Stain on an artist's smock SPLOTCH
Swelled head EGO
Take a chair SIT
That woman SHE
Toy tooter KAZOO
Tuna container CAN
Typical Saudi ARAB
Under the weather ILL
Used to be WAS
Uses a coffee mill GRINDS
Very funny person RIOT
With a roof, as stadiums DOMED
Word on a penny ONE
Work wk. start MON
Wryly amusing IRONIC
__ halt to (end) CALLA