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    1. * One of William Shakespeare's characters
    7. Type of record, for short
    9. * GONERIL: "O ___ fool!" - Act IV, Scene II from "King Lear"
    13. * Character in "Coriolanus"
    14. * From the famous soliloquy of #1A: "To be, ___ not to be, that is the question..."
    15. Make-A-Word! H-_-s-_-_-_-t-e (Pause)
    16. * SCARUS: "She once being loof'd, the noble ___ of her magic, Antony, claps on his sea-wing, and, like a doting mallard, leaving the fight in height, flies after her..." - Act III, Scene X from "Antony and Cleopatra"
    17. * Friend of Antony
    19. Certain someone from Europe (bkwds.)
    20. * Nobleman of Scotland
    22. * Character in "Julius Caesar"
    24. Make-A-Word! _-n-_-e-_-t (Purpose)
    25. * PRINCE HENRY: "With three or four loggerheads amongst three or fourscore hogsheads. I ___ sounded the very base-string of humility." - Act II, Scene IV from "King Henry IV, Part I"
    28. Video game, minus the "-Man"
    29. Promotion in the newspaper, briefly
    31. * "Kiss Me ___": Broadway musical adaptation of the Shakespeare comedy at #54D
    32. * Rhythm in a Shakespearean sonnet
    34. * Fantastic character in "Measure for Measure" ...but backwards?
    37. * POMPEY: "...but let us ___ the higher our opinion, that our stirring can from the lap of Egypt's widow pluck the ne'er lust-wearied Antony." - Act II, Scene I from "Antony and Cleopatra"
    39. Mr. Wallach
    41. * It was probably on April 23rd in 1564 that William Shakespeare was born here, variantly
    45. Gardening tool
    46. * William married her in 1582
    47. * Venue for Shakespeare's plays, with The (bkwds.)
    48. * IAGO: "O, sir, content you; I follow him to serve my turn upon him: We cannot ___ (bkwds.) masters nor all masters cannot be truly follow'd." - Act I, Scene I from "Othello"
    51. Make-A-Word! B-_-_-_-e-n-_ (Onuses)
    53. * "___ You Like It" (Shakespeare's play that was probably written sometime in the period from 1598 to 1600)
    55. seltaeB ehT rof tsissab lanigirO
    56. Train with another boxer
    57. Make-A-Word! S-_-_-_-i-l-l (Locale for Logs)
    60. * Friend to #1A
    63. Harmonize
    65. Root vegetable reverse?
    66. * "Much Ado ___ Nothing" (Shakespeare's play that was probably written in 1598)
    69. Slippery Substances
    70. * Character in "King Henry IV, Part I"
    71. Sci-___ (Book genre)
    72. * That Scottish Play
    74. * BENVOLIO: "Go thither; and, with unattainted eye, compare her face with some that I shall show, and I will make thee think thy ___ a crow." - Act I, Scene II from "Romeo and Juliet"
    75. He (Initials) sang "My Way"
    76. * CAESAR: "...let us know if 'twill tie up thy discontented sword, and carry back to ___ much tall youth that else must perish here." - Act II, Scene VI from "Antony and Cleopatra"


    1. * MACDUFF: "That way the noise is. Tyrant, show thy face! If thou be'st slain and with no stroke of mine, my wife and children's ghosts will ___ me still." - Act V, Scene VII from #72A
    2. Adjust
    3. Dish list
    4. Initials of Vanessa's actress sister
    5. D3# a fo noitces tresseD eht ni metI
    6. Beret ...but backwards?
    7. The Kinks song
    8. * The Rightful Duke of Milan
    9. * "The Merchant of ___" (Shakespeare's play that was probably written sometime in the period from 1596 to 1597 or 1598)
    10. Indigenous person of Japan
    11. * Famous quote (from Act V, Scene V) made by the character who shares the name of the play at #72A: "Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: ___ tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
    12. Devotee (bkwds.)
    13. True: French
    18. * KING RICHARD: "Tut, tut, thou art all ___, thy kindness freezes: Say, have I thy consent that they shall die?" - Act IV, Scene II from "King Richard III"
    21. * DUKE: "Thou ___ not be the worse for me; there's gold." - Act V, Scene I from "Twelfth Night"
    23. * "The poor soul ___ sighing by a sycamore tree, sing all a green willow..." (Sung by DESDEMONA in Act IV, Scene III of "Othello")
    26. * PUCK: "The shallowest thickskin of that barren sort who Pyramus presented in their sport, forsook his scene and enter'd in a brake; when I did him ___ this advantage take, an ass's nowl I fixed on his head; anon, his Thisbe must be answered, and forth my mimic comes." - Act III, Scene II from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
    27. * The Two Gentlemen of what?
    30. * Antony said it: "I am ___, Egypt, ___."
    31. Sort of sea bird (bkwds.)
    32. * GLOSTER: "Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time into this breathing world scarce half ___, and that so lamely and unfashionable that dogs bark at me as I halt by them..." - Act I, Scene I from "King Richard III"
    33. dehsiniF
    34. * Milo ___: Actor who portrayed Friar Laurence in Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet"
    35. Famous judge
    36. Algonquian language
    38. Sea eagle (var. sp.)
    40. Amusing acronym in an e-mail
    42. * Character in "King Henry IV, Part I" who says: "The better part of valour is discretion; in the which better part I have saved my life."
    43. * ___ fo tseroF ehT: A35# ta yalp eht ni elacoL
    44. Stomach muscles, commonly
    49. * Legendary star of the 1967 film version of #54D
    50. trohs rof ,naeco niatreC
    52. God of the Sun, in Egyptian Mythology
    54. * "The Taming of the ___" (Shakespeare's play that was probably written sometime in the period from 1593 to 1594)
    56. Earlier, without the "ner"
    57. * Spirit helper of #8D in "The Tempest"
    58. American Author: Eudora ___ (b.1909 - d.2001)
    59. * BASSANIO: "Here in her hairs the painter plays the spider, and hath woven a golden ___ t' entrap the hearts of men faster than gnats in cobwebs..." - Act III, Scene II from #9D
    61. Q. "Is an ___ food grain?" A. "Yes, it is."
    62. Wading bird
    64. Large desert
    65. Goddess of Plenty, in Roman Mythology
    67. Hesitant sounds
    68. Form of exercise, with Chi
    73. Roman Numerals for 200


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