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Construction Of Annex At PS 11 On January 4th, CM Van Bramer, Senator Gianaris, a representative from Assemblywoman Markey’s office, Lorraine Grillo, Pres./ CEO of the School Construction Authority (SCA), Principal Anna Efkarpides, community members of Community Education Council 30, United Federation of Teachers members, local parents and children joined together in the announcement of the construction of a new annex at PS 11 in Woodside. Currently, PS 11 is at 120% capacity and uses several trailers in their schoolyard to provide children with additional seats. The Woodside annex will have the capacity to serve over approximately 350 students in both Sunnyside and Woodside. SCA has already chosen an architect to design the prefabricated building and the new annex is scheduled to be open by 2016. “The addition of a new annex for PS 11 helps enhance the educational opportunities for the children of both Sunnyside and Woodside as we continue to aggressively address overcrowding within CEC 30,” said CM Van Bramer. “Our kids should never be forced to learn in trailers that are falling apart. They deserve the newest and the best school facilities and I’m proud to announce this will happen for the kids of PS 11. ” (continued on page 5)

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First Part of Sandy Disaster Relief Package Passes House

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Crowley Expresses Concern Over Process, Delays in Voting for Remaining Assistance for Sandy Victims Rep. Joe Crowley (DQueens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Cau-

cus, voted in favor of H.R. 41, a bill to raise the borrowing authority of the National Flood Insurance Program by $9.7 billion, providing much-needed assistance to property owners affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which runs the National Flood Insurance program, had announced that without the approval of additional borrowing authority, the program would run out of money to pay flood insurance claims by next week. By passing this funding, Congress can help ensure that the outstanding flood insurance claims, in-

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cluding 115,000 claims related to Hurricane Sandy, can be paid. “Homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy needed this money yesterday,” said Rep. Joe Crowley. “While I’m pleased the House acted today to ensure the National Flood Insurance program can continue to assist property owners affected by the storm, I remain concerned about the process and the delays that have plagued efforts to provide all of the critically needed relief assistance. When it comes to helping our fellow Americans after a natural disaster, there is no time for games.” (continued on page 4)


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Holiday Concert Celebrates Law Firm’s 30th Year

Friends and clients of the law firm founded in 1982 by Marc Crawford Leavitt and Paul E. Kerson were treated to an evening of wonderful music followed by a joyous Champagne and Latkes (potato pancakes- it was held during Hanukkah) reception on Friday, December 14th at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Sunnyside. The world class chamber musicians

included Sunnyside residents Sebu Sirinian and Lisa Tipton on violin, Margret Hjaltested on Viola, and former Sunnysider David Bakamjian on Cello. The program included works by J.S. Bach, Giacomo Pucini, Antonin Dvorak, Franz Joseph Haydn, Astor Piazzolla and Henry Mancini. The audience was welcomed by Paul E. Kerson who reflected

upon the special feeling of the Woodside law office engendered by pictures of the late Benjamin Shaw and commemorative equipment he actually used (like the Remington typewriter that is not an antique but a genuine word processor which never has an electronic malfunction or loses its memory). He introduced the other lawyers in the firm: Joseph N. Yamaner, Ira R. Greenberg, John F. Duane and Tali

Sehati. Prayerful mention was made of the tragedy that took place that morning in Newtown, preceding the often emotional and heartfelt chamber music. A special performance of three songs was presented by 15 members of the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus directed by Binyumen Schaechter, including: “Ich Bin a Kleyner Dreydl” (I am a little dreydl) in 4-part harmony!;

“We Live with Faith” by Mr. Schaechter; and California Dreaming by the Mammas & the Pappasall in Yiddish! Marc Leavitt’s bass voice was clearly heard, and after he lit candles for the 7th night of Hanukkah his closing remarks included a warm thank you to Father Joseph Jerome of All Saints for presiding over a church that truly represents the spirit of kindness and warmth of the holidays.

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Sandy Disaster Relief On December 28, 2012, the U.S. Senate passed a $60.4 billion Sandy Disaster Relief Package in a bipartisan vote. On January 1, 2013, the House Republican Leadership announced the Senate bill would be divided into two parts: a $27 billion Sandy Disaster Relief Package, and an amendment that would add $33 billion to the bill. It was expected that the bill and amendment would be considered by the House on January 1 or January 2. However, late on January 1, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) unexpectedly cancelled votes on the package. The following day, in response to widespread criticism of the cancellation of the vote, the House Republican Leadership announced that the House would consider the $9.7 billion flood insurance portion

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of the Senate-passed Sandy Disaster Relief Package on Friday, January 4, and would consider the remaining $50 billion of the package on Tuesday, January 15. “Our neighbors and fellow Americans are suffering and the clock is ticking,” continued Crowley. “Congress must provide the assistance and reassurance necessary to help the region rebuild and recover, and we must provide it now.” In 1968, Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program to help provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves, since standard insurance does not cover flooding. The program offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners in participating communities.


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Annex At PS 11 PS 11 sits within Community Education Council 30, which is one of the most overcrowded school districts in the City. Since taking office, Van Bramer has continued to work with the SCA members of Community Education Council 30 and 24, parents and community leaders to address the overcrowding in schools within the 26th District. Currently, IS/HS 404 in Hunters Point and PS/IS 312 located at Queens West in Long Island City are scheduled to open for the 2013/2014 school semester this fall. PS 313 which will be located in Sunnyside is scheduled to open in 2014 and a new school, which will be located on 39th Avenue and 57th Street will be opened in 2015. The combination of these schools will add over 2,000 seats to the 26th Council District. “Overcrowded classrooms jeopardize our children’s education and their health, which is why I’m pleased a new annex will soon be built to help provide P.S. 11 students with an environment more conducive to learning,” said Rep. Joe Crowley. “While this is a positive step forward, we must continue our work to permanently eliminate the problem of overcrowded classrooms once and for all. I join Councilman Van Bramer in this fight, and I will continue my work in Congress to ensure our education system is top-notch

and our students have the resources they need to succeed.” PS 11 houses a significant number of classrooms in transportable classroom units (TCU’s) behind the school. These TCU’s, since they were installed 15 years ago, have presented structural and maintenance hazards to both the teachers and students. “More classroom space for PS 11 is excellent news for our students as too many of our schools continue to experience overcrowding,” Senator Gianaris said. “For too long, PS 11 students have been forced to learn in old, leaking trailers due to a lack of classroom seats, keeping them from an ideal learning environment. I look forward to celebrating the opening of the new classroom annex so our children can learn in the warm, welcoming environment all students deserve.” “The children of PS 11 in Queens have had to put up with classroom overcrowding for much too long,” said Assemblyman DenDekker. “The lack of classroom space directly affects their ability to learn, and to become well-educated and welladjusted members of society. Finally, due to the efforts of Councilmember Van Bramer and others, the school’s expansion has been approved. You might call this a gold-star day for the schoolchildren of Queens.”

Take A Bite Out Of Your Family’s Food Bills If it seems like your grocery store bills are getting bigger, you’re not imagining it: food prices are on the rise, and poised to go higher. Scarce rainfall plus last summer’s record-breaking heat wave resulted in scorched crops in many of the nation’s grainproducing regions. The reduced fall harvest has created higher prices at the supermarket now, for products ranging from boxes of cereal to bottles of soda, and from bacon to beef. The World Bank has even warned that high and volatile food prices may be the “new normal.” Luckily, shoppers can take a few easy steps to help ease the bite on food budgets. • Buy fewer processed food products. That means buying fresh fruit instead of processed packaged fruit snacks, or peanuts in the shell rather than shelled, roasted and salted peanuts in a can. Less processing equals greater value, explains Kara

Newman, author of “The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets.” “When you buy packaged food, only 15 to 20 cents of every dollar goes toward the raw commodities used in that product,” Newman says, citing a USDA study that focused on price inputs for a typical box of corn flakes. In that box, 15 percent to 20 percent of the price goes toward the raw corn, she explains — the rest goes toward processing, transportation and fuel, advertising, and other expenses related to getting a box on a retail shelf. “In the end, you pay more for the packaging than you do for the corn in your corn flakes!” • Try out “Meatless Mondays.” Consider preparing vegetarian meals at least once a week. In 2012, the steepest food price increases were among beef and veal, and poultry products, according to USDA figures — and those

products are expected to trend higher still in 2013. By comparison, fresh vegetables were the only category that saw a

decline in prices last year. Can’t bear to go completely veggie? Try subbing eggs, dairy and fish for beef and poul-

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try — those products have had slightly gentler price increases. • Cut out the middleman. “One of the secrets nobody tells you is that you can opt out of buying ‘commodity products’ if you want,” Newman notes. “To do that, shop at greenmarkets where you can buy direct from farmers and other food producers.” There are many different factors that influence food prices and many ways the financial markets influence prices in the supermarket, points out Newman, whose new book, “The “Secret Financial Life of Food,” explores the mysteries behind culinary trends, grocery pricing, and restaurant dining. Thankfully, there also are many different ways you can help lower your family’s food bills.


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Resolve To Quit Smoking In 2013 It’s at the top of many New Year’s resolution lists — quitting smoking. In fact, 15 million people try to quit smoking cigarettes yearly. Only 5 percent succeed when they use no support or go cold turkey. Moreover, the average smoker will attempt to quit up to nine times before successfully quitting. Luckily there are new tips and tools that can help smokers kick the habit this year. In an effort to empower the more than 45 million current U.S. smokers to call it quits, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare has launched Quit.com, a free, total quit-smoking online resource with tools to help smokers quit their cigarette addictions and stay smoke-free. Every smoker is different; therefore every smoker’s approach to quitting may need to be different. Quit.com houses personalized tools in a central location to help smokers navigate quitting smoking, no matter where they may be in their quit journey. Here are some tips from the experts at Quit.com to help smokers quit their nicotine addiction in the New Year: • Preparing to Quit: First pick your quit date. By having a day you’re working toward, you’ll be able to prepare mentally and physically to quit. Do your research on how to be prepared be-

• LEGAL NOTICE File No.: 2012-279/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Frederick Gallehr, Patricia Gallehr, Robert Gerhardt, Michael Griffiths, Daniel Griffiths, Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Brian Griffiths, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of Brian Griffiths, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 135-18 78th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11367, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of Brian Griffiths, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate

fore getting started. • Ready to Quit: Support your quit by reducing your body’s physical cravings so they don’t get in the way of your willpower. Consider using a nicotine replacement product that fits your lifestyle, such as a gum, lozenge or patch. • Currently Quitting: Celebrate

every little win and stay focused on the positive benefits of quitting and why you decided to quit in the first place. If you get a strong craving, change things up to throw your urge to smoke. • Post-Quit: Surround yourself with inspiration to stay smokefree — your family, your pet, your health and your finances — and remember you have everything to gain by quitting. More tips on quitting smoking can be found at www.Quit.com. The new website is built in four levels with specific tools depending on where smokers are in the quitting process —

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at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 21st day of February, 2013 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $8,175.06 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 6% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received

preparing to quit, ready to quit, currently quitting or post-quit and looking for resources to remain a nonsmoker. “Quitting smoking is tough and requires focus and effort, but that’s only half the equation. Part of the addiction is behavioral — a learned habit over time — but the other part is neurobiology, a chemical dependency to nicotine,” explains Saul Shiffman, Ph.D., an addiction and dependence expert, researcher in behavior change and relapse at the University of Pittsburgh, and paid-consultant to Glaxo Smith Kline Consumer Healthcare. “Using a combination of behavioral resources, education and quit smoking medicines can improve chances of success!” Quit.com also offers tools to help battle mental aspects of quitting smoking, such as identifying and tracking triggers and making a list of reasons you want to quit, along with resources to help fight the physical addiction, such as a quit guide to find the right nicotine replacement to provide relief from cravings. The key to successfully kicking the habit is to empower and encourage smokers to try quitting and give them tools to help them succeed.

Save A Life In 2013 Blood Drive in conjunction with the New York Blood Center on Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 9:00 AM 3:00 PM in the Queen of Angels Church parish Center (43-18 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside, NY). For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Beth Sexton (718) 937-3244.

LEGAL NOTICE • subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(4); and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 17 day of December, 2012 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate, Queens County Margaret M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000, 95-25 Queens Boulevard, 11 th Floor, Rego Park, New York 11374. This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation 12/28/ 12, 1/4/13, 1/11/13, 1/18/13

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Training Program LaGuardia Community College is hosting an information session on January 23 for those interested in becoming credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselors (CASAC). The one-year program, offered in two course modules (students can start with Part A or Part B), fulfills the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services addiction counselor certificate requirement for 350 educational hours. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to become a CASAC-trainee, allowing them to work in the field. This program is offered in partnership with Community Partnership Referrals and Resources. Students in Part B (starting in February 2013) will study and apply different approaches to assessment, evaluation and case management. Focus is on relapse prevention, family systems, and vocational counseling and their role in the addiction recovery process. The training in Part A (offered in fall 2013) focuses on medical, physical and pharmacological aspects of addiction. Students will examine the role the counselor plays in multi-disciplinary treatment, which includes family and community education and prevention as well as 12step and other mutual aid groups. The information session runs from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the college’s B-building (Room BA-01) at 30-20 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City. To RSVP email ACEProfessional@lagcc.cuny.edu. For more information call (718) 482-5125.

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Council Member Van Bramer, Klaus Biesenbach (Director of MoMA PS 1), Sheila Lewandowski (Exec Dir Chocolate Factory), Charles RiceGonzalez (Executive Director of Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance), and Eric Prior (Executive Director of the Center for Arts Education).

Campaign seeks to generate support for an increase in the city’s financial commitment to the 1,200+ cultural organizations in the five New York City boroughs On January 8th, CM Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair of the Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Committee, announced his support for the One Percent for Culture Campaign at an event today at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, strengthening the growing coalition to support New York City’s cultural landscape. The councilman’s support adds to the rapidly growing coalition of cultural, business, civic leaders and artists throughout all five boroughs who recognize the vital role of the city’s 1,200-plus non-profit cultural organizations. “Through a coalition of hundreds of non-profit cultural organizations and tens of thousands of New Yorkers we will continue to fight for essential funding we so desperately need for the arts,” said the Council Member, “By increasing funding for culture and the arts

in all five boroughs we will sustain our New York City’s dominance as the world’s premiere cultural capital for future years to come.” One Percent for Culture is an an unprecedented collaboration across New York City’s cultural and business communities aimed at educating New Yorkers about the value of non-profit culture to New York City. The city has made great strides by increasing capital support for cultural organizations over the past decade, and this campaign seeks to ensure that the next administration understands the vital role culture plays in our city. Only with future operating support can these investments in our cultural organizations provide longterm benefit to all New Yorkers. The coalition, which has grown to 245 members, seeks to garner a commitment from the city to ensure that non-profit cultural organizations across all five boroughs receive one percent of the municipal expense budget annually. More than 25,000 New Yorkers have already signed the One Percent for Culture appeal in support of in-

vestment in cultural organizations. Non-profit culture is essential to the economy and identity of New York City. Nearly 24 million tourists are drawn to the city’s world-class cultural offerings each year. Non-profit culture creates more than 100,000 jobs and generates $7.6 billion in economic activity. Despite the measurable value of culture to the city’s fiscal health, non-profit cultural organizations currently receive less than onefourth of one percent of the overall city expense budget. “Nonprofit culture is essential to our city’s economy and the vibrancy of our communities. Increasing the city funding for nonprofit culture will help ensure that cultural organizations thrive in all neighborhoods and all five boroughs,” said Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA PS1 Director. New York City is home to more than 1,200 cultural organizations and thousands of artists. These organizations and individuals create jobs, attract customers to merchants, and generate revenue for small businesses. They stimulate the minds of the citizens and tourists and provide vital supplemental education to millions of New York City students. New York City’s cultural community is a broad spectrum that includes performing arts centers, art galleries, dance troupes, orchestras, non-profit theater companies, museums, community arts programs, zoos, and more. For more information about the One Percent for Culture campaign or to join the coalition, please visit www. OneForCulture.org.

Letters To The Editor The following letters are the opinions of its author and not necessarily those of the Woodside Herald.

Foodtown Dear Editor, I’ve never seen our community more upset at the closing of a store than we are at Foodtown’s demise. Suzy Szabo was a great friend who always cheerfully bought Boys and Girls Club raffles from me. Patrick Hannigan was a friendly man who I often talked boxing with. Charisse, Maria Gomes and Sheila were always pleasant and helpful. We’ll miss them all! Sincerely, Jim Dillon, LIC

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It’s In Western Queens! Everybody knows about the ethnic diversity in Queens. But this week’s list of local activities highlights a less-heralded aspect of borough life: entertainment diversity. Consider gay humor vs. potty humor; Bangladeshi folk music vs. traditional Puerto Rican rhythms; freestyle poetry vs. freeform art; recycling e-waste vs. lessons on electricity conservation; and making banana splits vs. making jewelry. It’s in Queens, and here’s the rundown.

Jan. 10th, Queens of Queens @ 8pm Ophira Eisenberg from Comedy Central’s Premium Blend headlines this LGBT laugh-fest. Also making the new year queer will be Adam Sank (NBC’s Last Comic Standing), Danny Cohen (Comedy Central’s Premium Blend) and Cara Kilduff (Here-TV’s Hot Gay Comics, co-host of Queens Public Television’s Talking About). $15 plus two-item minimum. Laughing Devil Comedy Club, 47-38 Vernon Blvd., LIC, 347-913-3845

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Workshop For Youngsters, Parents by Rob MacKay

As the constant flow of strollers on Skillman and Greenpoint avenues demonstrates, Sunnyside is teeming with young parents with even younger children. Now these parents and children (between ages one and five) can park their strollers at the Sunnyside Reformed Church, 48-03 Skillman

Ave., once a week and enjoy arts workshops together. Community Art in Sunnyside will hold its inaugural workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 11 am to noon. All supplies are included in this one-hour activity, which will feature community projects with read-a-louds, prizes, rewards and giveaways. Regina A. Bernard, who has a Ph.D. in Urban Education, will lead these ses-

sions. An assistant professor at the City University of New York, she runs various parent-child workshops throughout the city. (She also informed that she probably won’t turn away any child, regardless of his/her age.)

Workshops cost $10. Anybody who attends 10 workshops can enjoy the following one for free. To register, please send Bernard an email at profbernard.nyc@gmail.com.

Jan. 10th, through Jan. 26th Urintown In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Citizens must use public amenities regulated by a malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. However, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution. $18 (times vary). The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23 St., LIC, 718-392-0722

Jan. 12-15th, Hot Box (Times Vary) Coated in intense emotional residue, this violent and chaotic live performance features a sequence of video images that are quiet, focused and organized. The drama draws inspiration from pans, zooms, cuts and other camera tricks while attempting to find a sustained stillness. $15 (times vary). Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49 Ave., LIC, 718-482-7069

Jan. 13th, Double Life, Opening Reception 5pm – 7pm This group exhibit examines the role of the contemporary artists as self-performers and our identification with, and attachment to, everyday objects. The artists investigate themes such as identity construction, authorship and alienation amid current conditions that are multicultural, hyper-mediated and increasingly focused on self-presentation. On opening night, Bryan Zanisnik will perform inside his installation with his parents, Bob and Carol Zanisnik. $5. Sculpture Center, 15. 44-19 Purves St., LIC, 718-361-1750 The “It’s In Queens” column is produced by the Queens Tourism Council with the hope that readers will enjoy the borough’s wonderful attractions.

ACROSS 1. Alfred Hitchcock in his movie, e.g 6. *Banned insecticide 9. *Infamous weapon in Persian Gulf War 13. *”The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” author 14. Two halves 15. Chummy 16. Site of witchcraft trials 17. Fred Flintstone to Barney Rubble, e.g. 18. Stupid or silly 19. *Code name for detonation of first nuclear device 21. *1945-1990 antagonism 23. Batman and Robin, e.g. 24. *Rock and ____ 25. Unit of absorbed radiation 28. Manufactured 30. Stubbornly unyielding 35. Prima donna problems 37. Clever 39. Used to indicate compliance over radio 40. It hovers 41. Red Cross supply 43. Like something that can’t fit anymore 44. Stay clear 46. *Ernest Hemingway’s nickname 47. Blue-green 48. *Split by a wall 50. Like Dr. Evil’s tiny self 52. Hog heaven? 53. Openmouthed astonishment 55. Recipe amount 57. *Salk’s discovery 61. Sea dog 65. “_____ Last Night,” movie 66. *Shock and ___ 68. Wide open 69. One who “_____ it like it is” 70. 100 lbs. 71. Attach to, as in a journalist 72. Editor’s mark 73. Lamb’s mother

74. Plural of lysis

DOWN 1. Those in a play 2. Purim’s month 3. *French Sudan after 1960 4. Correct 5. Heaviest known metal 6. Showing stupidity 7. *Its discovery had a huge impact on crime investigation 8. *Ma Bell, e.g. 9. Equivalent to hands on clock? 10. Eagle’s talons, e.g. 11. Long forearm bone 12. Textile worker 15. ______ talk 20. A despicable person, pl. 22. *Hemingway’s “The ___ Man and the Sea” 24. Sometimes done to an argument 25. Betty Ford Center, e.g. 26. Type of nectar 27. Sorrow 29. Like a billionaire’s pockets 31. Received on special occasions 32. They can be Super or Krazy 33. Enthusiastic approval 34. *First cloned mammal 36. Potting need 38. South American Indian people 42. Kind of ray 45. 20 on a human body 49. *A Bobbsey twin 51. *Newly-founded state, 1948 54. *Gerald Holtom’s sign 56. Unusually small individual 57. Giant kettles 58. Lend a hand 59. *First African-American to host a TV show 60. *Branch Davidians or Heaven’s Gate, e.g. 61. “Out” usually follows it 62. Captures 63. D’Artagnan’s weapon of choice 64. *Bolsheviks 67. *A huge web

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