Merl Reagle's Crossword

"Things Are People, Too"
NOTE: Some of the theme answers are short (and thus easily missed), so I've added asterisks to all of the theme clues.
                                                       Puzzle 2015 by M. Reagle /

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                                                     For a printable version of this puzzle, click HERE

                                                                 For puzzle of 8/16/2015, click HERE

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