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Central region, 5 letters

Central region, as of a nation, 5 letters

Middle of the country, 5 letters

Midwest and Plains states, e.g., 5 letters

Paternity test factors, 4 letters

Keep, briefly, 3 letters

Ships' cargo spaces: Abbr., 4 letters

Robust, 3 letters

Obeyed, as a dog, 4 letters

With cruelty, 7 letters

Lies low, 6 letters

Length of many harness racing tracks, 7 letters

Wrestling holds (4,7), 8 letters

Kiosk eye-catcher, 5 letters

Palm reader's reading, 5 letters

Part of a palmist's reading, 5 letters

Bunker or Nob, 4 letters

1986 visitor to Earth (7,5), 7 letters

Wreath material, 4 letters

*Writer who coined the word booboisie, 9 letters

The American Language author, 9 letters

The Sage of Baltimore, 9 letters

Title for this puzzle... which the answers to the eight starred clues will help explain, 11 letters

CNN offshoot, 3 letters

Nancy Grace's network, 3 letters

Some credit card security features, 8 letters

Author of The Call of Cthulhu, 10 letters

Beverly ___, CA, 3 letters

Cambridge inst. for would-be attorneys, 3 letters

Latin name of Switzerland, 4 letters - we know the word that you can`t guess In case of any inconvenience..