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Across: 1. Politicians ___ say things they don't really mean. (Not always, just ___.) 5. The opening paragraph or the opening scene has to ___ the attention of the audience. 6. The two young girls ___ged and kissed their parents before going to bed. 8. Although she was married, she still liked to ___ with attractive men. 10. He said that he would take the student aside and speak to her ___ about her behavior. 11. Her eyes ___d as she sang the national anthem at the stadium. 12. How can anyone ___ tasting coffee when it smells so good? 15. ___s are like neighbors--they can help make your life pleasant or miserable. 16. The husband and wife have ___ respect, admiration, and love for each other. 17. ___ speaking, alcohol does a lot more harm than good. (But it will always be with us.)
18. If you can't ___ your mother, who can you ___? (Or whom.)
Down: 1. Someone who's good at ___s is able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide easily. 2. His new jacket was too ___; he took it to the tailor to have it let out. 3. He said, "I ___ you" three times and then went looking for a new wife. 4. He never gets a ___ because he worries that the masseur might give him a contagious disease. 7. "Why are you being so ___?" he asked, as she quickly locked her diary in the desk. 9. G.B. Shaw, the Irish writer, said, "___ is the beginning of creation." 13. "You've got a chip on your ___," the boss said. "Get rid of it, or I'll get rid of you."
14. The girl who won the spelling bee had a big ___ on her face. (___ has only one N.)