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The Chronicle of Higher Education Oct 11 2013

'Argo' org CIA
'Beats me' NOIDEA
'Too rich for me' IMOUT
Apple remnant CORE
Apply lightly DAB
Architectural recess ALCOVE
Arnold Palmer ingredient LEMONADE
Arraignment actions PLEAS
Beta tester's find, maybe BUG
Bowled over AWED
Cape ___ COD
Cereal-box toy, maybe TIEIN
Coalesce GEL
Collegiate home of the Lobos: Abbr UNM
Common Cajun side DIRTYRICE
Court gp NBA
Crowd-scene participant EXTRA
Deep chasm GORGE
Duke Ellington classic MOODINDIGO
Early, as hours WEE
Electrolyte, e.g ION
Expertise KNOWHOW
Fabric foe? MOTH
Fictional Japanese character who wears a bow HELLOKITTY
Flood stopper LEVEE
Fury IRE
Goalie's success SAVE
Guileless NAIVE
Gum brand with Fire, Ice, and Pure varieties DENTYNE
Had a meal ATE
Had a meal DINED
Hair highlight STREAK
Hooded attacker COBRA
Island visited by Marco Polo SUMATRA
It's swung in a forest AXE
James Hilton novel that's the source of the term 'Shangri-La' LOSTHORIZON
Les Cayes's country HAITI
Lip-balm additive ALOE
Manipulate, as data SKEW
McCarthy-era epithet PINKO
Merlot, e.g RED
Mythical monster depicted on the flag of Sicily MEDUSA
One of four on a violin STRING
One whose career is taking off? AVIATOR
Part of a bust HEAD
Pinocchio, famously LIAR
Pitch in HELP
Play for a pawn USE
President who said 'I have never felt any sort of fondness for war' GRANT
Proscribe FORBID
Quadrennial U.S. event ELECTION
Rise to the top EXCEL
Ritzy Beverly Hills drive RODEO
Shade provider AWNING
Shindigs DOS
Shot in the dark STAB
Show appreciation to THANK
Showed curiosity ASKED
Some sudden-death situations, for short OTS
Soothing stuff SALVE
Sound from the stands RAH
Subject of much patronage ART
Take a sharp turn ZAG
Take to heart HEED
Tart relative PIE
They're flat on top MESAS
They're hidden in 16, 24, 34, and 47 Across NORSEGODS
Toys with TEASES
Unlike reruns NEW
Utters SAYS
Vehicle in a fleet CAB
Wealthy one, in slang FATCAT
___ Alamos LOS
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