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Across: 4. I'd rather ___ on my feet than live on my knees. --Popular expression. 7. Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia are three states in the Deep ___. 8. A pastor often says "Ashes to ashes, ___ to ___" at the funeral service in the cemetery. 10. Doctors don't recommend it, but many people treat minor ___s with aloe vera or butter. 11. Many drivers fail to notice an emergency vehicle, even when its ___ is blaring and its lights are flashing. (Wake up!) 12. The gasoline ___ truck crashed into a pillar of the overpass, causing the overpass to melt and collapse. 14. Our founding fathers ___d independence from Great Britain in 1776. 16. The ___ hills were ablaze from the fire; it was time for homeowners to drive to safety. 17. The Los Angeles city reporter was ___d--no one had been killed by a hit-and-run driver in four days!
18. Crossing the street in the city of Los Angeles is ___ for elderly people and people in wheelchairs.
Down: 1. A flame-___ coating on wood and fabric will slow the advance of fire. 2. The fire produced huge amounts of black ___, which covered cars and streets. 3. The ability of a ___ to take off and land vertically makes it a valuable flying machine. 5. Read the label: many "fruit flavored" drinks do not ___ even one drop of real fruit. 6. Thousands of Vietnamese who wanted to ___ Saigon on April 30, 1975 were left behind. 9. The greatest ___ to animals in the woods is fire caused by lightning or by humans. 13. The smallest ___ from a fire can float into a house and cause it to burn down.
15. The Homestead Act (1862) gave 160 ___s of land to anyone who would develop the land.