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by Kelly Ann Buchanan

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  • This week's theme: Vanquishers & Villains
    Top Villains of the Millennium

    Across

    1. * It (with #52D) was vanquished by the conquistador, Hernán Cortés
    6. * One would be propelled with oars (See #40A for a Related Clue)
    10. taes a sekaT
    14. Works hard
    15. Cracker spread
    16. Make-A-Word! _-c-_-i-e-_-_ (Accomplish)
    17. Mr. Chaney
    18. Region
    19. Make-A-Word! _-_-h-e-_-_ (Warm up leftovers)
    20. Bronze money
    22. * smitciV rof yna wohs t'nod snialliV
    24. Movie rating, for short
    25. Canadian prov.
    26. Q. "Is ___ _ baseball term?" A. "Yes."
    28. 24 hr. banker
    29. Not later
    31. * King of the Huns who was feared for his savagery
    33. Chic hit, with Freak
    34. Well-nigh
    36. Topping on a hamburger, without the "on"
    37. Classic opera
    39. Egg mass
    40. * Battles for Berserkers
    45. Suffix that means "Similar"
    46. Office attire
    47. Break one of the Ten Commandments
    48. stah hsittocS
    50. French pronoun (bkwds.)
    51. * What the Conquerors often made the Conquerees do
    54. Greenish-Blue ...all jumbled up?
    56. Presidential monogram
    57. trohs rof ,yrnopaeW
    59. Green Light meaning
    61. Ms. O'Donnell, for short
    62. * Athenian who made harsh laws
    64. Stir Fry need
    65. Mr. Korbut
    67. Appear to be
    68. Will Smith movie
    70. Nirvana hit: "Smells Like ___ Spirit"
    71. Root vegetable
    72. * Conquer = To subdue or defeat by ___
    74. Wooded hill
    75. Glorious Garden
    76. * Plunder (Take from the conquered)

    Down

    1. * Enemies, often
    2. dlrow s'yhtoroD
    3. * The Treaties of ___: In 1807, they were signed by the French with the Russians and with the Prussians after Napoleon's victories over Russia and Prussia
    4. Jeff Lynne's gr.
    5. "Teach Your Children" gr.
    6. * Agesilaus II: King who was the commander of the army of ___ throughout most of its supremacy in Greece
    7. Abbott & Costello movie: "Lost in a ___" (1944)
    8. Particular
    9. Type of soup
    10. * ___ II: King of Assyria and founder of the last Assyrian dynasty who deported the Israelites throughout Assyria, making them the "Lost Tribes of Israel"
    11. * ___ Terrible (Russian tsar who reigned terror against upper nobility)
    12. * With #11D
    13. * To the Villages of the Vanquished, Villains would do it
    21. slap ot ,nlocniL .rM
    23. * In 40 A.D., his army plundered the inhabitants of Gaul
    24. European river
    27. tiB
    29. * To conquer the Holy Land from the Muslims, European Christians took part in them (bkwds.)
    30. * Ruthless Roman Ruler
    32. Rest stops for travelers
    33. Ms. Tyler the Actress
    35. Perfume by Cacharel (bkwds.)
    37. Stepped-on bug
    38. "Yeah, right!"
    40. * Member of a group that raided Roman territories
    41. Belief
    42. * Genghis ___ (Mongol conqueror --See #51D for a Related Clue)
    43. * Thutmose ___: King of Egypt who conquered Syria
    44. Subject matter, for short
    49. * Oppressive ruler
    51. * Mongol tribes, for example (bkwds.)
    52. * See #1A
    53. Sort of Sheep ...all shook up?
    55. Atomic #27
    56. Brother: French
    58. * Conqueror of Satan = Michael the Arch___
    60. Margarine
    62. * How a law-breaker during the time of #62A would often wind up
    63. Lummoxes
    66. Styling product
    67. * Jeanne d'Arc, e.g.
    69. Parcel of land
    73. Locale of L.A.

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