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Across

1A professional cook (4)
3A close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities (4)
6Something carried or worn because it is believed to bring good luck or ward off evil (5)
10Especially in science fiction, a human being, as opposed to an extraterrestrial or supernatural being (9)
11Moving or squirming around in a restless, bored, or impatient way (5)
12Whole seed grain, as of wheat or corn (7)
13Small tropical flea (7)
14Slightly open (4)
16A male domestic cat (6)
18Electric discharge (3)
21The longest division of geological time (3)
22Doglike nocturnal mammals of Africa and southern Asia (6)
23To blacken something or become blackened by burning or scorching (4)
25Describes crossword puzzles, clues, or anagrams with an indirect solution (7)
27The membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound (7)
29One of the twelve divisions of the calendar year (5)
30To transmit a program or information on television or radio (9)
31To break the rules in a game, examination, or contest, in an attempt to gain an unfair advantage (5)
32Biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow (4)
33Elegant and stylish (4)

Down

1A situation in the game chess and other activities which results in defeat. (9)
2(baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed (5)
4A pellet of ice and hardened snow that falls like rain (9)
5Conjuring tricks and illusions that make apparently impossible things seem to happen, usually performed as entertainment (5)
6Two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicles; used in war and races in ancient Egypt and Greece and Rome (8)
7A signature, especially the signature of a famous person (9)
8The head of a city government (5)
9The high shrill sound made by a young bird (5)
15A cause of irritation or vexation; a nuisance. (9)
17One who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people (9)
19Pertaining to color or colors (9)
20Casual conversation or small talk, or a casual conversation with somebody ( informal ) (8)
24To wear away outer layers of rock or soil, or be gradually worn away by the action of wind or water (5)
25A professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts (5)
26Having three measurable dimensions (5)
28To extend as far as (5)


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