Merl Reagle's Crossword

"First-Name Basis"
NOTE: I have a lot of friends with the same name - it appears more than a dozen times in this puzzle - but one in particular is doing a hospital stint this week. Luckily, she's a crossword whiz and should sail right through this.
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