Merl Reagle's Crossword

"Cliché Couples, Revisited"
NOTE: Two years ago I made a puzzle about certain common two-word expressions that have a high "why do we say that?" factor. For example, why is an unfair deal always a "raw" deal? Why are hussies always "brazen"? The short answer is, I don't know, but here's another batch of them.
                                                       Puzzle 2014 by M. Reagle /

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                                                     For a printable version of this puzzle, click HERE

                                                                 For puzzle of 10/12/2014, click HERE

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