"De"cember

Across

1An award conferred by a college or university (6)
5To reach or obtain by reasoning; deduce; infer (6)
10The male ruler of an empire (7)
11A tactic used by quarterbacks in American football to change a play at the line of scrimmage (7)
12A canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun (6)
15A formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers (6)
16A sofa, chair, or other piece of furniture that is designed to open up or unfold into a bed (7)
17The back part of the human foot (4)
18Make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow (4)
19Made up one's mind (7)
20Abbreviation: Department (4)
22Curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.) (4)
25A woman who is married to or the widow of a duke (7)
27To mark or perforate (a postage stamp, admission ticket, etc.) so as to render invalid for reuse (6)
28The rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc (6)
31(used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation (7)
32One the first colonists or settlers in a new territory (7)
33A person who owes a creditor (6)
34Wipe out magnetically recorded information (6)

Down

2A wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky (7)
3A program that is broadcast again (6)
4To gain or get in return for one's labor or service (4)
5Lacking brightness or color; dull (4)
6(nautical) steering mechanism (6)
7Of colors that are bright and striking (7)
8To unfasten and separate; disengage; disunite (6)
9Reduce in worth or character, usually verbally (6)
13Full of high-spirited delight (7)
14A feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction (7)
15(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring (7)
20A formal and authoritative order, esp. one having the force of law (6)
21Dreamily or wistfully thoughtful (7)
23Clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment (7)
24Arid land with little or no vegetation (6)
25Concealment or distortion of the truth for the purpose of misleading; duplicity; fraud (6)
26Walk leisurely and with no apparent aim (6)
29Move an implement through with a circular motion (4)
30Potato (4)


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