"O"dds and Ends


1To do too much; go to extremes: We always ______ at Christmas (6)
5Inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of (6)
10Takes the mask off (7)
11A woman of high social rank whose husband is dead but who has a title and property because of her marriage to him (7)
12A first-year participant in a major professional sport (6)
15"the East." It is a traditional designation for anything that belongs to the Eastern world or the Far East (6)
16North American songbird whose call resembles a cat's mewing (7)
17Require (something) because it is essential or very important rather than just desirable (4)
18Move an implement through with a circular motion (4)
19Action taken in return for an injury or offense (7)
20A translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color; some varieties are used as gemstones (4)
22Chocolate cookie with white cream filling (4)
25Final or ending (7)
27A lane at sea that is a regularly used route for vessels (6)
28A large number or amount (6)
31A green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone (7)
32Grant freedom to; free from confinement (7)
33Commands given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed (6)
34Rich in decorative detail (6)


2Slang. To leave quickly; go away (from) hurriedly (7)
3Simple and often rough in appearance; typical of the countryside (6)
4Remove from a position or office (4)
5The ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another (4)
6A person who shows fear or timidity (6)
7A substance used as coloring (7)
8Run faster than (6)
9An eloquent and skilled public speaker (6)
13With eagerness; in an eager manner (7)
14The side of a coin or medal bearing the principal stamp or design (7)
15An aromatic Eurasian plant related to marjoram, with small purple flowers and leaves used as a culinary herb (7)
20The act of ejecting someone or forcing them out (6)
21Lacking professional skill or expertise (7)
23Dependence on or trust in someone or something (7)
24Marine mollusks having a rough irregular shell (6)
25A bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water (6)
26(folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings (6)
29Poems meant to be sung (4)
30Pasta shaped like pearls of barley (4)

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