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FIRSTS STARTINGS
FIRST PREEMINENCE
FIRST IMMEDIATE
FIRSTLINE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE COMBAT
FIRST LEADING THE PACK
FIRST BASIC
FIRSTS FORWARDS
FIRSTMOMENT ARITHMETIC MEAN
FIRST START OF GOLF TOURNAMENT, BOXING MATCH OR CUP COMPETITION!
FIRSTLY FUNDAMENTALLY
STANDFIRST INTRODUCTORY SUMMARY OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
PLAYFIRSTFIDDLE BE IN CHARGE OF A PLACE
FIRST IT'S
FIRST FUNDAMENTAL
FIRSTARRIVAL PERSON WHO IS HABITUALLY EARLY
FIRSTONTHESCENE PERSON WHO IS HABITUALLY EARLY
FIRSTCOMER PERSON WHO IS HABITUALLY EARLY
BEFIRST ACHIEVE
FIRST ADVANCED
APRILFIRST APRIL FOOL'S DAY
FIRST HEAD
FIRST EXPERIMENTAL
FIRST RUDIMENTARY
FIRSTPART PREFACE
FIRSTPART FOREWORD
FIRST ADVANCE
FIRST DOMINANT
FIRSTIMPRESSION IT'S IMPORTANT TO MAKE A GOOD ONE
FIRST UNIVERSITY DEGREE FOR HEAD
THEFIRSTNOVEL GENESIS WORK OF FICTION?
FIRST AHEAD
FIRST MORE LIKE ALPHA THAN OMEGA
FIRSTQUENCHERS INITIAL ROUND OF BEERS?
FIRSTWATER BEST QUALITY
FIRST BLUE-RIBBON
FIRST HOTSHOT
FEETFIRST ONE WAY TO JUMP
DOWNFIRST HOW L.L.BEAN PRIORITIZES ITS WINTER JACKET ADS, MAYBE?
FIRST HOT STUFF
FIRSTCLASSHOTEL THE PENINSULA IN BEVERLY HILLS, E.G.
FIRSTOFFEBRUARY ONE MONTH AFTER NEW YEAR'S
IMNOTGOINGFIRST "CAN SOMEONE ELSE PLEASE START?"
FIRSTVIOLIN STRING QUARTET PART
FIRSTBORN OLDER PERSON
FIRSTS ARMSTRONG ON THE MOON AND HILLARY ATOP MOUNT EVEREST
FIRST UNUSED
FIRST OUTSTANDING
FIRSTCHOP OUTSTANDING
FIRSTPART BASIC PRINCIPLES
MEFIRST EAGER BEAVER'S DEMAND
FIRST ANCIENT
FIRSTCONTACTMEDICALCARE MEDICAL CARE
FIRSTSEED TOP-RANKED PLAYER IN A TOURNAMENT
FIRSTS SOME GUINNESS BOOK RECORDS
FIRST HEAVY
FIRST LEAD OFF
FIRST AT THE HEAD OF THE LINE
FEETFIRST ENTRY MODE FOR FULL GAINERS
FIRST EMINENT
FIRSTACQUAINTANCE INTRODUCTION
FIRSTTASTE INTRODUCTION
FIRSTPART INTRODUCTION
FIRST BRAVE
FIRSTAIDCHIT RECEIPT FROM AN EMT?
FIRSTPLACERIBBON AWARD FOR THE TOP SPOT
COMINGINFIRST TAKING THE TOP SPOT
FIRSTCLASSCOIN WHAT A VIP USES TO TIP THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT?
FIRSTBORN BORN EARLIER
FIRSTLY FIRST
FIRSTSTRING FIRST
FIRST FRONT
FIRSTS SOME WORDS IN BABY BOOKS?
FIRSTSHOWING FIRST PERFORMANCE
FIRSTPERFORMANCE FIRST SHOWING
FIRST EMINENT ABOVE OTHERS
FIRSTBORNS SENIORS
FIRSTS SENIORS
FIRST PREVIOUS
FIRSTBLUSH BREAK OF DAY
FIRSTBRIGHTENING BREAK OF DAY
FIRSTGLANCE BREAK OF DAY
FIRSTFLUSHOFTHEMORNING BREAK OF DAY
FIRST PIONEERING
FIRST CONTROLLING
FIRSTS LEASTS
THEFIRST START OF AN ACTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL QUIZ ANSWER
FIRSTS TOP-QUALITY MERCHANDISE
FIRST ARCH
FIRSTTIME INEXPERIENCED
FIRST FORMER
FIRST PRELIMINARY
FIRSTROUND PRELIMINARY
FIRST IN FRONT
HEADFIRST LIKE SWAN DIVES
FIRSTS THEY HAVEN'T BEEN DONE BEFORE
FIRSTS HISTORY BOOK LISTINGS
FIRSTBORNCHILD HEIR TO THE THRONE, PERHAPS
FIRSTS NEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS
FIRSTS SOME RECORDS
FIRSTSERGE BAR MITZVAH SUIT MATERIAL, PERHAPS?
FIRST SEE 1
FIRSTGRADER LAST YEAR'S KINDERGARTNER
FIRST PRESIDENT'S WIFE'S TITLE, ... LADY
FIRSTBRIGHTENING FIRST LIGHT
FIRSTBLUSH FIRST LIGHT
FIRSTFLUSHOFTHEMORNING FIRST LIGHT
FIRSTGLANCE FIRST LIGHT
FIRSTLY BASICALLY
FIRSTYEARSTUDENT NOVICE
HEADFIRST RASHLY GAVE FOOD TO ARTIST DAMIEN FOR SPOONER
BLINKFIRST LOSE RESOLVE
WHENTHEFIRST START OF A TIMELY QUIP
FIRST ___ AID; MEDICAL HELP IN A KIT
FIRST ESSENTIAL
FIRSTPART PRELUDE
FIRST TOP PRIZE
FIRST CHAMPION
FIRST LEADING POSITION
FIRST PRIMARY
FIRSTGLANCE CRACK OF DAWN
FIRSTBLUSH CRACK OF DAWN
FIRST PRINCIPAL
MEFIRST SELFISHLY EAGER CRY
FIRST MORE OF SAGE ADVICE
FIRST VICTOR
FIRSTCHANCETOBUYSOMETHING PRIOR RIGHT OF PURCHASE
ATFIRST GOING IN
FIRST WHO'S POSITION, IN A FAMOUS SKETCH
FIRST TOP OF TREES, TOP OF TREES
FIRST DUE DATE FOR MANY BILLS
FIRST TOP
FIRSTS "GUINNESS" LISTINGS
HEADFIRST CHIEF TEACHER GETS DEGREE TOO QUICKLY
FIRST MOST IMPORTANT
FIRSTS EXAMPLES
YOUFIRST "LEAD THE WAY!", AND A PHONETIC HINT TO THIS PUZZLE'S THEME
FIRSTS PRIMES
FIRSTESTATE CLERGY
FIRST GUINNESS BOOK ADJECTIVE
FIRST KIND OF AID OR BASE
FIRST SLIGHTEST
MYFIRSTRODEO NOT SOMETHING THAT'S NOT NEW TO ME?
FIRST WINTERTIME COATING ON CAR WINDOWS
FIRST SUPERIOR
FIRST JANUARY ___
FIRSTFAMILYBUYSISLAND [... WHITE HOUSE OCCUPANTS MAKE A CARIBBEAN PURCHASE]
FIRSTPERFORMANCE ORIGINAL
FIRSTSHOWING ORIGINAL
FIRST ORIGINAL
FIRST PART 4 OF QUOTE
FIRSTCHANCETOBUYSOMETHING OPTION
WHOSONFIRST CLASSIC ROUTINE
PUDDINGPEOPLEFIRST ONE WAY TO ORGANIZE PEOPLE AT A DESSERT BAR?
FIRST BEST
WHOSONFIRST ABBOTT AND COSTELLO'S BASEBALL CLASSIC
FIRSTPART LAUNCH
PRIVATEFIRSTCLASS ARMY RANK
FIRSTLIEUTET NAN IS OUT OF COMMISSION?
FIRST TREES GO UP TO JUNCTION AT THE BEGINNING
FIRSTDOWN START OF A GRIDIRON POSSESSION
BELOWFIRSTCLASS OF HUMBLE BIRTH
FIRST - AID; FORM OF EMERGENCY CARE TYPICALLY ADMINISTERED WITH A KIT BEARING A WHITE CROSS ON A GREEN BAC
FIRST ABORIGINAL
FIRSTARMY NORMANDY INVASION FORCE
FIRST BEFORE ALL OTHERS
FIRST EARLIEST; DEGREE
FIRST BLUE-RIBBON POSITION
FIRST GOLD MEDALIST'S PLACE
FIRST WORD WITH RATE, AID OR CLASS
FIRSTS MANY THINGS IN HISTORY BOOKS
FIRSTLOVE ADOLESCENT LOVE
FIRST ONE FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS
FIRST PRIME TIME UNDER TREES
FIRST PRIME CONIFER SEEN NEAR THE STREET
FIRST *___ FOUR
FIRST BEFOREHAND
ANANAGRAMOFHERFIRSTNAME WHAT THE MYSTERY WORD AT 106 ACROSS IS, APTLY
FIRSTANDSECOND ... WITH RUNNERS ON ___...
FIRSTAIDKITS CARSON'S MEDICAL SUPPLY STORE?
FIRSTS LEADINGS
FIRST PRE-EMINENT
IFATFIRST START OF A QUIP BY MILTON BERLE
PROKOFIEVSFIRST "CLASSICAL"
FIRSTHANDACCOUNT ORAL HISTORY
FIRST PRIMO
FIRSTPART INFLUX
FIRSTS OPENINGS
FIRSTS BASICS
FIRST PROTOTYPE
FIRSTWORDINALETTER DEAR
FIRSTBLUSH DAYBREAK
FIRSTRESPONDER EMERGENCY WORKER ... WHOSE START IS A STATE NICKNAME FOR THE STATE INDICATED BY THE CIRCLED SQUARES
FIRSTCOAT BASE COAT
HOSONFIRST DON OPENS A HAWAIIAN REVUE?
FIRST I SPILL THE BEANS, CHOKED BY SURPRISINGLY ARTFUL PRISONERS
FIRSTBORN "B" IN SPELLING IS THE OLDEST OF THE OFFSPRING
FIRST SMALLEST
FIRSTMORGUE NEWLY CERTIFIED CORONER'S ASSIGNMENT?
FIRST DUKE IS ABOUT RIGHT TO A HIGH DEGREE
THEFIRSTNOWELL MI RE DO RE MI FA SOL
FIRST GREATEST
FIRSTDANCE ACTIVITY FOR NEWLYWEDS AT A WEDDING RECEPTION
FIRST ORIGINAL ACADEMIC DEGREE
FIRST "THAT'S A ___!"
FIRSTPART ADDITION
FIRST EXALTED
FIRST WILD
FIRST TOP SPOT
FIRSTSTRING HIGHEST
FIRST HIGHEST
WHOSONFIRST A QUESTION FOR BUD ABBOTT?
FIRSTS HEADS
JANUARYTHEFIRST DAY OF MANY HANGOVERS
FIRSTAIDKITT MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR A CHANTEUSE?
FIRSTSTRINGER BENCHWARMER'S COUNTERPART
LOVEAFIRSTSIGHT ___.COM
FIRST TOP UNIVERSITY DEGREE
FIRST Elder trees close to hut
FIRSTLY MICHELLE OBAMA TAKING OUT AD, INITIALLY
FIRSTPERFORMANCE OPENING NIGHT
FIRSTSHOWING OPENING NIGHT
FIRSTAPPEARANCE OPENING NIGHT
FIRSTBEGOTTEN Better gift son lost to trickery - Esau's position, not Jacob's
FIRSTPART BLIND DATE
FIRSTGRADE *KIDS' INTRODUCTION TO A FULL SCHOOL DAY
FIRST SUPREME
FIRSTS IRISH MEN STUMPED AT SCHOOL GETTING THE BEST RESULTS FROM UNIVERSITY
FIRST "WHICH CAME ___, THE CHICKEN..."
ATFIRSTIWAS START OF A FAN'S ANECDOTE
FIRSTPART KNOCKDOWN
FIRSTPORTOFCALL CRUISE SHIP'S INITIAL STOP
FIRST SECOND TO NONE
MEFIRST EAGER ONE'S DEMAND
WSONFIRST *Observation after a Bush walk?
FIRST WORD THAT MAY PRECEDE THE INITIAL PARTS OF 17- AND 62-ACROSS AND 9- AND 33-DOWN
FIRSTCLASSSTAMP It's stuck on some mail
FIRSTCENTENNIAL 100TH ANNIVERSARY?
EWEFIRST POLITE PHRASE AMONG SHEEP?
HEADFIRST NEWSPAPER TYCOON'S WRITTEN ABOUT DAUGHTER, THOUGH ON REFLECTION, RECKLESSLY
FIRST PRIORITY
FIRST Six-year-old's grade, often
FIRSTLOVE SOURCE OF SOME NOSTALGIA
FIRST 2004 Drew Barrymore romcom, 50 ----- Dates
FIRSTRUN NEW, AS A MOVIE
AMERICAFIRSTER *Opponent of the U.S. entry into WWII
FIRST The rock of "rock, paper, scissors" keeps right on top
FIRSTMEALS Book about cooking baby food at home
FIRSTIMPRESSION IT'S GOOD TO MAKE A GOOD ONE
FIRSTS HONOURS SEEN IN ONE HAND IN TWO
FIRSTEXPRESSING Broaching of a subject?
FIRSTS BEST QUALITY OF MERCHANDISE
FIRSTOFTHEMONTH HAPPY TIME FOR LANDLORDS
FIRSTONETOBLINK Loser in a staring contest
EVENINGSFIRSTSTAR MAKE A WISH ON THIS
PUTSFIRST ESTABLISHES AS MOST IMPORTANT
FIRSTHARMONIC IN MUSIC, THE "FUNDAMENTAL" OR LOWEST NOTE OBTAINABLE FROM A LENGTH OF WIND INSTRUMENT TUBING
PLAYFIRSTFIDDLE Bow before all - or none
GETSTOFIRSTBASE Makes early progress
FIRSTPSALM Old Testament poem that begins "Blessed is the man that walketh ..."
FIRST Heavy stuff
FIRSTIMPRESSION Snap judgment, all too often
FIRST Excellent degree consistent with keeping every second in arts
FEETFIRST One way to enter the pool
HEARSTSFIRSTS Historic events at a communications company?
FIRSTS Historic events
FIRSTCLASSSEATS Upfront offerings
FIRSTS THE WRIGHTS' FLIGHT, AND OTHERS
FIRST Certainly not the last tree on the street
FIRST Gold-medal position
FIRST ___ CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
FIRSTTIMER JOHN CARPENTER ON "WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE," E.G.
FIRSTS Some Guinness Book listings
FIRST SAFETY ___
MEFIRST You might give them props
THEFIRST Month's start
FEETFIRST ONE WAY TO ENTER A POOL
FIRSTCOMEFIRSTSERVED EVERYONE WILL BE DEALT WITH IN ORDER
APRILFIRST APRIL FOOLS' DAY
FIRST THE DAY OF THE MONTH ON WHICH APRIL FOOL'S DAY OCCURS
THEFIRSTTEAM SEMINAL DISCOVERY BY SPORTS HISTORIANS?
IFATFIRSTYOU Sage advice, part 1
FIRST LIKE A LEADING MAN
FIRSTRUNNERUP Second place finisher
FIRSTDOG BUDDY AT 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
FIRSTSTEPS BABY BOOK MILESTONES
FIRSTS BABY BOOK ENTRIES
GETTOFIRSTBASS Low-voiced choir member's goal?
FIRSTWATER Highest quality
FIRST 1 IN A TREE-LINED AVENUE?
THEFIRSTORDER WHAT KYLO REN GETS WHEN STARBUCKS OPENS?
FIRST Foremost and hindmost of four-in-hand
FIRST Tree on the way ahead
FIRSTCLASSHOTEL ONE OF SEVERAL NEAR RODEO DRIVE
FIRST WHO'S POSITION, IN A COMEDY ROUTINE
FIRSTCHOP SUPERLATIVE
FIRSTBORN "AND SHE BROUGHT FORTH HER ___ SON"
ONTHEFIRSTCOUNT START OF A JURY FOREMAN'S STATEMENT, PERHAPS
FIRST INITIAL PIECE OF INSTRUCTION USED IN THE SERVICES
FIRST On top of the standings
FIRST The tree by the way is elder
FIRSTLADYOFSONG NICKNAME FOR ELLA FITZGERALD
FIRSTS THINGS RECORD-BREAKERS HOLD
FIRST Best place to finish a race
FIRST Historic happening
FIRST Ahead of the pack
HEADFIRST Democrat, if after backing, to visit US press baron - rashly perhaps
FIRSTFAMILY They call the White House home
FIRSTBLUSH First flush of morning
FIRSTGLANCE First flush of morning
FIRST To start with, right hand, clenched, is holding
FIRST NUMERO UNO
FIRSTSTRINGER A-TEAM MEMBER
FIRSTS All the best trees up the street
FIRST "Before anything else..."
FIRST ACHIEVEMENT SAID TO BE WINNER, WITHOUT HESITATION
FIRSTMATE Kindergarten friend who's done well at sea?
FIRSTPITCH PRESIDENTIAL DUTY ON OPENING DAY, FREQUENTLY
FIRSTAIDKITTY GARFIELD AS AN EMT?
FIRST ANTERIOR
FIRSTBLOOD Tree planted outside British Library an early hit
FIRSTLIGHT Time when an early riser is awake
FIRST The place for the winner
FIRST PRECEDING ALL OTHERS IN NUMBERING OR COUNTING ORDER
FIRSTPERFORMANCE GALA PERFORMANCE
FIRSTAIDSTATION NURSE'S POST, PERHAPS
FIRST WORD IN A WHITE HOUSE TITLE
FIRST & 26 down Stuck in this, Rosberg�s foremost gifts are wasted
FIRSTDAUGHTER INFORMAL POLITICAL TITLE THAT COULD BE APPLIED TO 15-, 17-, 46-, AND 48-ACROSS: 2 WDS.
THEFIRSTNOEL SEASONAL SONG
ATFIRSTSITE WHERE TO START CONSTRUCTION?
FIRST PREFERABLY
FIRSTLIEUTENANT Single silver bar wearer
AFIRST 'This is totally new!'
FIRSTBLUSH INITIALLY, AFTER "AT"
THEFIRSTLETTERS FIND CONTEST'S META-ANSWER BY READING ___ OF THESE CLUES
INTHEFIRSTPLACE Lift isn't cheaper to repair, initially
LASTFIRSTLADY LAURA BUSH?
SITINFIRSTCLASS Be up front on a plane
POLEINTOFIRST "THE RACE HAS JUST BEGUN, AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE CAR FROM WARSAW WILL ___!"
FIRSTOPTION FIRST CHANCE TO BUY SOMETHING
THEFIRSTLADYSINGS "Whitewater isn't over till ___"
FIRSTDEGREEBURN CERTAIN SUPERFICIAL WOUND
FIRST Novel Virus Centre has a tight hand over it
FIRSTMORTGAGES Homebuyers' concerns
First Forty-Nine Stories The Fifth Column and the ____ is an anthology of Ernest Hemingway writings
FIRSTRUNNERUP Miss America's understudy
CUTTHEFIRSTTURF BREAK THE ICE
INFIRST LEADING
FIRST LEADING
FINISHINGFIRST WINNING THE RACE
FIRSTCLASS MARVELLOUS!
FIRST TOP DEGREE CLASS
FIRST PRIMEVAL
FEETFIRST One way to jump in a pool
FIRSTFRUITS Initial results following game in trees with birds
THEFIRSTNOVEL Fiction writer's milestone?
FIRST Initially before blood, knight or contact?
FIRSTLENSMAN E.E. Smith cousin of "I Am a Camera"?
WHOSONFIRSTAID HELP CATEGORY FOR CLASSIC COMEDY BITS?
FIRST PLACE TO WALK TO
FIRST WORD THAT CAN PRECEDE EACH HALF OF EACH STARRED CLUE'S ANSWER
FIRSTRATE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY
FIRSTCENTENNIAL WHAT AMERICANS CELEBRATED IN 1876?
FIRSTMATE SHIP'S OFFICER
FIRST WHAT LOU GEHRIG PLAYED
FIRSTLIEUTENANT NAVAL RANK
FIRSTS Noteworthy events
FIRST Word in many bank names
FIRSTBOOKOF PRIME COLLECTION OF OLD SOVEREIGNS (5,4,2,5)
FIRSTCOUSIN CLOSE RELATIVE
FIRSTDATES MEMORABLE OUTINGS
FIRSTPART FIRST TASTE
FIRSTGSTRING Stripper's scrapbook item?
FIRSTPERFORMANCE SNEAK PREVIEW
FIRSTDANCE WEDDING-PARTY TRADITION
FIRST INITIATORY
FIRSTCLASSHOTEL THE PENINSULA IN BEVERLY HILLS, E. G.
FIRSTCLASS OUTSTANDING
FIRST GOOD MAN GOES BEHIND TREE TO BEGIN WITH
LAIESFIRST SAYS "I DIDN'T DO IT!" BEFORE FESSING UP?
FIRST PRECEDING ALL OTHERS
FIRSTCLASS SECOND-TO-NONE
FIRSTLIGHT BREAK OF DAY
WHOSONFIRST "TIME" BEST COMEDY SKETCH OF THE 20TH CENTURY
FIRSTCLASS HIGHEST-QUALITY
FIRSTSTATE DELAWARE'S NICKNAME, OR A HINT TO 17-, 23- AND 54- ACROSS
FIRSTBLOOD 1982 MOVIE ABOUT A FORMER GREEN BERET
WALKTOFIRSTBASE WHAT FOUR BALLS MAY LET YOU DO
FIRSTDEGREE MOST SEVERE, OR LEAST SEVERE
FIRSTSWIPE TLC'S ONLINE DATING/STYLE MAKEOVER SHOW, "LOVE AT ___ ___"
FIRSTOFTHEMONTH Due date, often
FIRSTSTORYMEN Burglary school dropouts?
FIRSTFLOOR COMMON ELEVATOR STOP
FIRSTDAYOFFALL RIDDLE, PART 4
FIRST IN STRIFE WHEN LOSING THE POINT AT THE BEGINNING
NOVEMBERFIRST All Saints' Day: 2 wds.
FIRST November ___; All Saints' Day
FIRSTLADY TITLE FIRST APPLIED TO DOLLEY MADISON
FIRSTGEAR SEE 23-ACROSS
FIRSTCOUSIN FAMILY MEMBER
FIRSTFRUITS Earliest results of work
COMEINFIRST WIN
FIRSTDOWN APPETIZER, USUALLY?
FIRST MAIDEN
FIRSTPAST "WINNER TAKES ALL" - SEE COMPLETE ARTICLE IN "BUGLE CALL"
COMEFIRST WIN
FIRSTNAME ON TREES, MEANT TO CARVE MORE THAN AN INITIAL
FIRST PRIME
FIRSTRATE PRIME
FIRST Gold medalist's position
FIRSTGEAR LOW
FIRST Fail resit? Here are the odds, to begin with
FIRST ___ Lady Michelle Obama
FIRSTSTRING EXCELLENT
FIRSTRATE EXCELLENT
FIRSTCLASS EXCELLENT
FIRSTBEGAN STARTED
FIRST Right hand is holding, to begin with
FIRST Put hand around heartily merry maiden
FIRST This Across answer, in order
FIRSTAIDKIT IT MAY BE KEPT IN A TRUNK
ATFIRSTHAND CAST ADRIFT, HASN'T SHOWN DIRECTLY
FIRST WHO'S POSITION
FIRSTPASTTHEPOST WAY OF ELECTING PREMIER BY LETTERS, PERHAPS
HEADFIRST Rashly, teacher overlooks best class
GOFIRST LEAD OFF
FIRSTIMPRESSION LASTING MEMORY, PERHAPS
FIRSTCLASS SECOND TO NONE
AFIRST SOMETHING UNPRECEDENTED
FIRSTLY TO BEGIN WITH
ATFIRST TO BEGIN WITH
Firstflight KITTY HAWK CLAIM TO FAME
FIRST UNPRECEDENTED
FIRSTCLASS TOP-NOTCH
FIRSTRATE TOP-NOTCH
OFTHEFIRSTWATER TOP-NOTCH
FIRST Word before Lady or down
FIRSTAID IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE
FIRST PARAMOUNT
NOTMYFIRSTRODEO "Done this a few times before"
FIRSTGRADE ELEMENTARY LEVEL
FIRSTEDITION BOOK COLLECTOR'S DELIGHT
FIRSTRATE SUPERLATIVE
FIRST FOREMOST
FIRSTBORN OLDEST TREES DIVIDED, BUSHES PRIMARILY RETAINED
FIRSTLAHOWDIES Initial Laker greetings when Shaq arrived from Orlando?
FIRST For which place does one receive a gold medal
FIRSTGEAR WHAT MAY BE SELECTED IN A VEHICLE
THEFIRST SEE 9
MEFIRST SELFISH, AS AN ATTITUDE
FIRSTS HEAVYWEIGHTS
FIRST Who's there, in a bit
HEADFIRST I fret and dash off without thinking enough
FIRSTDAYBACK IT'S THE SECONDOF-JANUARY 2018 AND FOR MOST CANADIANS, IT'S THE WHAT FOR THEM AT WORK AFTER THE HOLIDAYS?: 3 WDS.
FIRSTSTRING STARTING PLAYERS
FIRSTIMPRESSION Something given at a meeting
ATFIRSTSIGHT AS INITIALLY SEEN
SEEAMERICAFIRST Motto for vacationers?
FIRSTDAYCOVER PHILATELIC ITEM
FIRSTNIGHT (TIME OF) INITIAL PERFORMANCE
TOBEOILEDFIRST SEE 28-ACROSS
FIRSTS Conifer streets were one of the originals
first-footing SCOTTISH CUSTOM
LOVEATFIRSTPARASITE INSTANTANEOUS ATTRACTION TO A FREELOADER?
HEADFIRST HOW SOME DIVE IN
FIRST No. 1 in a tree-lined thoroughfare?
FIRSTNFLPROBOWL It was played in 1939
FIRSTINTHEFIELD LIKE LEADERS OF INDUSTRY
FIRST HIGHEST DEGREE
FIRSTBORN Heir to a throne, typically
FIRST OPPOSITE OF 36-ACROSS
FIRSTPERSONSING "BELT IT OUT, ADAM!"?
FIRSTCLASSCABIN FIVE-STAR SECLUDED GETAWAY?
FIRSTFLUSHOFMORNING First glance
FIRST INTRODUCTORY
MEFIRST EGOCENTRIC DEMAND
ATFIRSTSIGHT SEE 10 ACROSS
FIRSTTIMEAUTHOR NEW NOVELIST, E.G.
THEFIRSTSTATE DELAWARE
HEADFIRST Dead trees consumed by fire without much opportunity to think?
FIRSTSTRING PONY'S A-TEAM?
FIRSTADDITION 1 + 1 = 2?
GOFIRST LEAD
BEFIRST LEAD
FIRSTS There are 12 in a year
FIRST ON TOP
FIRSTNIGHTER TREES NOT SPREADING SO MUCH ROUND EDGE OF TOWN? ONE WANTS AN EARLY VIEWING
FIRSTOFMARCH ST DAVID'S DAY
HEADFIRST WITHOUT THINKING
FIRSTS THEY'RE UNPRECEDENTED
FIRSTHANDREPORT Eyewitness account
FIRSTWATER Highest grade
FIRSTPART Exordium
FIRST Primordial
FIRSTCRATE Original box
INTHEFIRSTPLACE THE WINNER WAS EXPRESSING AN INITIAL CONSIDERATION
FIRST With 5-Across, baby's milestone ... or a hint to the hidden layer in this puzzle's Across clues
FIRSTLOOK UNVEILING
FIRSTVIOLIN ORCHESTRAL VIP
FIRSTNAME BOB, TED, CAROL OR ALICE
FIRST Trees planted at edge of forest by Geoff or Damien
HEADFIRST One way to dive
FIRSTANDACONTENTED RIDDLE, PART 2
FIRST Before anyone else, a top degree
ATFIRST IN THE BEGINNING
FIRSTAIDKIT TRUNK ITEM
FIRSTDOWNS They begin the rush to the goalposts
FIRST Climbing gear?
FIRSTUP IRISH MEN'S RAM WAKES WHOLE HOUSE IN MORNING
THEBOYFIRSTCRIEDWOLF ONE OF AESOP'S FABLES
FIRSTWORLDWAR WHEN THOMAS SAID NOW ALL ROADS LEAD TO FRANCE AND MAJOR CONFLICT
FIRSTOFAUGUST AFTER JULY DUCK HITS 108?
AFIRST IT HASN'T HAPPENED BEFORE
FIRST "For starters..."
ATFIRST (A) - AN IRISHMAN'S CRAVING FOR DRINK, HUGGING FEMALE
FIRST SEE 53-ACROSS
ATFIRSTBLUSH INITIALLY
ATFIRST INITIALLY
INTHEFIRSTPLACE INITIALLY
FIRST "___ comment"
FIRST Queen Latifah's "Ladies ___"
FIRSTYEAR LIKE A FRESHMAN
FIRSTTEAM STARTING LINEUP
FIRSTCLASS *EXPENSIVE FLYING OPTION
WHICHCAMEFIRST Chicken/egg dilemma
FIRSTTAKE ROBERTA FLACK ALBUM
FIRSTMATE CAPTAIN'S AID
OFTHEFIRST PART 5 OF TODAY'S QUOTE
INTHEFIRSTINSTANCE ORIGINALLY
ATFIRST ORIGINALLY
FIRSTAIDKIT EMERGENCY ITEM
FIRSTSTEPIN QUOTE, PART 2
ATFIRSTHAND FROM THE ORIGINATOR
FIRST 50 ___ Dates
FIRSTAIDKIT IT MAY BE TUCKED IN A TRUNK
FIRSTRATE CAPITAL
FIRSTAID IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
FIRSTAID EMERGENCY CARE FOR IRISHMEN ON SQUARE IN EGYPTIAN PORT
FIRSTRATE REALLY, REALLY GOOD
FIRSTNAMES PETER, PAUL AND MARY
DOUBLEFIRST UNCERTAINTY ABOUT LIFERS STRUGGLING FOR ACADEMIC DISTINCTION
FIRSTSEED TOURNAMENT FAVORITE
FIRSTOFALL CHIEF OUGHT TO TUMBLE BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE
FIRSTLIGHT DAWN
FIRST PROVISIONAL
FIRST INITIAL
HEADFIRST PRECIPITATE WAY THE STAFF LEAVE SCHOOL ASSEMBLY?
FIRST NIGHT PLAY'S OPENING PERFORMANCE
PRINTEDONTHEFIRST RIDDLE, PART 3
JOSEPHWASTHEFIRST RIDDLE, PART 3
STYLEOFTHEFIRSTYEAR RIDDLE, PART 3
FIRSTACT PLAY OPENER
first fruits INITIAL RESULTS OF ANYTHING
FIRSTBASE DIAMOND CORNER
FIRSTOFALL BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE
ATFIRST TREES IN A THICKET CLEARED INITIALLY
FIRSTOFF BEFORE ALL ELSE
FIRST BEFORE ALL ELSE
FIRSTSTRING LIKE THE STARTING TEAM, AND A HINT TO THE ANSWERS TO STARRED CLUES
FIRSTCLASS FLIER'S UPGRADE
DOUBLEFIRST DEGREE LOOKALIKE'S TAKEN BEFORE ANYONE ELSE?
APRILTHEFIRST FOOLISH TIME
FIRSTPRIZE CONTESTANT'S GOAL
FIRSTS HISTORY-MAKING EVENTS
FIRSTSTAGE NO 1 PLATFORM?
FIRST WHO's there
FIRST AID SETTLED UNDER TREE TO GET MEDICAL ATTENTION
LADIESFIRST TENET OF CHIVALRY
FIRST NO 1, DOUGLAS STREET?
FIRSTDEGREE *MOST SERIOUS OR LEAST SERIOUS
FIRST BLUE-RIBBON PLACE
FIRST Placing of the winner may create rifts
FIRSTPRINCIPLES BASICS OF BREWING PILSNER (CF SPIRIT)
FIRSTPARTY WOOD GIVEN PEN TO OUTLINE ROLE OF SOMEONE DIRECTLY INVOLVED
SAFETYFIRST MOTTO FOR THE CAUTIOUS, AND A HINT TO THE STARTS OF 17-, 23-, 39-, AND 50-ACROSS
FIRSTINFIRSTOUT AT THE TOP OF THE QUEUE FOR A SPEEDY EXIT WITH OLD STOCK SOLD AHEAD OF THE REST
FIRSTSTRIKE INITIAL USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
VERYFIRSTKISS END OF THE RIDDLE
FIRSTS GROUNDBREAKERS
FIRSTWWAR The Treaty of Versailles ended it
FIRSTMATE ADAM AND EVE?
FIRSTHAND QUEEN STOPS DUKE WITH CHINESE DELEGATION'S LEADER BECOMING PERSONAL
FIRSTWORD TRAP #2
FIRSTLETTER ALPHABET START
FIRSTSTRING STARTERS ON A TEAM
FIRST WINNING POSITION
HEADFIRST He's adrift in panic having gone in precipitately
FIRST GUINNESS ADJECTIVE
FAUXFIRST CHEATER'S VICTORY?
FIRSTAID EMERGENCY CARE FOR FINAL RESPECTABLE IRISHMEN
FIRSTIMPRESSION MOST OF THOSE IN 1 DOWN AND 22 ACROSS OFFERING SNAP JUDGEMENT THAT LASTS A LIFETIME
FIRSTEDITION BIBLIOPHILE'S PRIZE
FIRSTAPPEARANCE DEBUT
FIRSTTIME DEBUT
FIRSTNAME IT COULD BE WILLIAM SPOONER'S CHERISHED REPUTATION
CALLEDOUTATFIRST YELLED INITIALLY?
FIRSTINLINE NEXT UP
FIRSTOPTION *OFTEN THE BEST CHOICE, IN RETROSPECT
LADIESFIRST RULE OF ORDER?
FIRSTLIEUTENANT CAPTAIN'S SUBORDINATE
FIRST INITIAL TREE ON STREET
FIRSTTIMER TYRO
FIRSTLADY BARBARA BUSH OR MICHELLE OBAMA?
ILLGOFIRST TRAILBLAZER'S DECLARATION ... OR A HINT TO 17-, 19-, 34- AND 51-ACROSS
FIRSTAID IRISHMEN UNADVENTUROUS CARING FOR ONE INITIALLY
FIRSTNAME Gift from Mom and Dad
FIRSTTIMER *INEXPERIENCED SORT
FIRSTEDITION Collectible book
first-day cover Commemorative envelope from factory drives production
FIRSTAIDKIT EMERGENCY ITEM HIDING A TEXTER'S "BEATS ME"
FIRST PRIMARILY
FIRSTLY PRIMARILY
AFIRST WHAT SENDING SOMEONE TO MARS WOULD BE
FirstSeaLord NAVAL OFFICER CASTS LOSERS ADRIFT
GOFIRST LEAD OFF ... OR A HINT TO THE CIRCLED LETTERS
CHARLESTHEFIRST ON LEAVING DANCE, DRUNKEN SERF HIT MONARCH
FIRSTRATE PRIMO
FIRST LEADER'S POSITION
FIRSTSTEP IT'S A START
FIRSTRATE OF THE HIGHEST EXCELLENCE
FIRSTVIOLIN ORCHESTRA VIP
FIRSTMINISTER POLITICAL LEADER, ONE IN CHURCH BEHIND CARDINAL
FIRSTKISS MEMORABLE ROMANTIC MOMENT
FIRSTIMPRESSION INITIAL REACTION
ATFIRSTGLANCE ON THE FACE OF IT
FIRST 22 DOWN'S CONFUSED, WHERE VICTORY LIES IN VIRTUE
FIRSTCHAPTER TO A DEGREE, ONE OF THOSE AT UNIVERSITY WITH WRITER'S BLOCK? THAT'S ONE FOR THE BOOKS!
FIRST TREE SURGEON'S PLANT IS ABOUT RIGHT FOR ME
FIRSTNAME BOB, TOM, CAROL OR JANET
INTHEFIRSTPLACE WHERE ADAM AND EVE SINNED ORIGINALLY
LADIESFIRST OPENING STATEMENT?
MEFIRST SELFISH
FIRSTBLOOD *ORIGINAL FILM IN THE RAMBO SERIES
FIRSTOFALL TREES TO COME DOWN, INITIALLY
LADIESFIRST HOW OLD SCHOOL BUILDER SCHEDULES INSTALLATION OF FACILITIES
FIRSTAID Douglas perhaps sober getting medical treatment
FIRSTOFFENDERS TRADITIONALLY, ADAM AND EVE PEOPLE NOT PREVIOUSLY IN SUITS
DOUBLEFIRST TOP HONOURS DEGREE IN TWO SUBJECTS
FIRST EARLIEST
FIRSTAMENDMENT SOURCE OF THE FREEDOMS FOUND AT THE ENDS OF THIS PUZZLE'S FOUR OTHER LONGEST ANSWERS
FIRSTCLASS THE TEACHER IS __
IFATFIRST START OF A QUOTE ABOUT CREATIVITY BY 58-ACROSS/39-DOWN
FIRSTRATE WONDERFUL
FIRSTAMENDMENT FREEDOM OF SPEECH GUARANTOR
MEFIRST Eager child's demand
FIRSTAID Emergency treatment - nearly all decided to sedate
FIRSTINFIRSTOUT EXPLAINS MARCHING ORDERS TO THE NEW GUY LEADING FASHIONABLE IRISHMEN ON THE BEER
FIRSTOFTHEMONTH TODAY, E.G. ... OR WHAT IS FOUND IN 12 PUZZLE ANSWERS
FIRSTMATE GILLIGAN WAS ONE
FIRSTPERSON I, IN WRITING
FIRST RATING A GOLD MEDAL
FIRSTPLACE FIJI, OF FIJI, ARUBA, MONACO AND VAIL?
FIRSTS IRISH MEN TAKING CAR IN SHIP FOR UNPRECEDENTED EVENTS
FIRSTISSUE PHILATELIST'S COLLECTIBLE
MEFIRST "I'M GOING BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE!"
FIRST ELDEST DAUGHTER INITIALLY CONCEIVED INTERNALLY WITH AI
FIRSTLOVE GRADE SCHOOL CRUSH, OFTEN
THEFIRSTMANGETS BEGINNING OF A QUIP
FIRSTPERSON I
FIRST I
FIRSTPERSON "I" PERSPECTIVE
FIRSTDANCE WEDDING RECEPTION HIGHLIGHT ... AND A FEATURE OF FOUR PUZZLE ANSWERS
FIRSTTIME THERE'S ONE FOR EVERYTHING
FIRST LOW GRADE?
FIRSTNIGHT BROADWAY EVENT
FIRSTFLOOR GROUND LEVEL, USUALLY
FIRSTYEAR Freshman
FIRSTAIDSTATION EMERGENCY TREATMENT SITE
FIRSTCLASSSTAMP "FOREVER" PURCHASE
FIRSTOFFENDER ONE COMMITTING CRIME ON INITIAL OCCASION
FIRSTISSUE EVERY TOP GRADUATE HAS ONE, EVERY PARENT HAS ONE AND EVERY NEWSPAPER HAS ONE
FIRSTLADY BARBARA BUSH OR LAURA BUSH
FIRSTMATE CAPTAIN'S AIDE
FIRSTMINISTER TOP POLITICIAN STARTS TO FIND ISSUES MOUNT UP, SEIZED BY RIGHT AND LEFT
FIRSTBORN ELDEST
FIRSTCLASSFLUTE EXCEPTIONAL WIND?
MEFIRST SELFISH DEMAND
FIRSTIMPRESSION INPUT FOR A PERSONNEL INTERVIEWER
FIRSTNAMES TOM, DICK AND HARRY
FIRSTDATE MEETING THAT'S LIKELY TO BE AWKWARD
FIRSTMANORWOMAN MIDDLE OF QUOTE
FIRSTHAND FROM DIRECT EXPERIENCE
FIRSTIMPRESSION INTERVIEWEE'S CONSIDERATION
THEFIRSTCUCKOO SEE 11
FIRSTRUN NEW IN THEATERS
FIRSTEDITION HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE BOOK
FIRSTAID IMMEDIATE HELP FOR THE SICK OR INJURED
FIRST WHO'S ON IT
ATFIRSTGLANCE TO THE CASUAL OBSERVER IN ATTENDANCE, GETTING AWARD FROM UNIVERSITY IS GOOD FOR SPIKE
FIRSTAIDSTATION EMERGENCY TREATMENT AREA
FIRSTSTRING Group of starting players
FIRSTRATE Guitar held by axe ace
FACEFIRST BAD WAY TO FALL
ATFIRST PRIMITIVELY
FIRST PREMIER
HEADFIRST IMPETUOUSLY
HEADFIRST Hardiest criminal accepts fine prematurely
AFIRST SOMETHING RECORD-BREAKING
FIRSTPASTTHEP LIKE A SIMPLE-MAJORITY VOTING SYSTEM
FIRSTIN DUCK EGGS RETURNED IN SACK, ABOUT TO BE SERVED?
FIRSTCLASSMAIL How letters are sent
FIRSTFOOTING New Year activity with original basis
FIRSTCHAIR ORCHESTRA SECTION LEADER
FIRSTRATE TREE'S CONDITION ROUND TOP OF ROOTS: EXCELLENT
FIRSTREFUSAL OFFER THAT SPOILS A SO FAR CLEAR ROUND
FIRSTKNIGHT 1995 FILM IN WHICH SEAN CONNERY PLAYED KING ARTHUR
FIRST Place for winners
GETTOFIRSTBASE Have an initial success
FIRSTAID Purpose of a certain kit
DIVEINHEADFIRST ATTACK AN ENDEAVOR VIGOROUSLY
WENTFIRST LED
FIRSTSNOW WINTER MILESTONE
INTHEFIRSTPLACE WHERE THE WINNER CAN BE FOUND FROM THE BEGINNING
MEFIRST EGOISTIC DEMAND
HEADFIRST PRECIPITATELY
FIRSTNIGHT Start of play
FIRSTSTRING A-TEAM
FIRSTBID AUCTION ACTION STARTER
FIRSTCLASSCABIN PRICEY ACCOMMODATIONS ON A SHIP
FIRSTPERSON ADAM?
TWOFIRSTNAMES WHAT SIX PEOPLE IN THIS PUZZLE MIGHT BE SAID TO POSSESS
FIRSTWATCH EARLY LOOKOUT SHIFT
AFIRST SOMETHING NEVER DONE BEFORE
FIRSTBASE WHERE THE SECOND PARTS OF 17-, 29- AND 46-ACROSS MIGHT GET YOU
FIRSTAIDKIT BOX WITH BANDAGES AND GAUZE
FIRSTCLASSHOTEL The Peninsula in Beverly Hills, e.g
FIRSTPERSON I work for spinster
INTHEFIRSTPLACE FOR STARTERS
FIRSTTHEBADNEWS MESSENGER'S OPENING, PERHAPS
FROMFIRSTTOLAST HORRIFIC DROP FOR A TEAM
ATFIRST Initially, a series of races encircling trees
TOSSFIRST What captains do for starters
FIRSTCRUSADE 11TH-CENTURY CAMPAIGN [4]
FIRST HARMONIC In music, the “fundamental” or lowest note obtainable from a length of wind instrument tubing
FIRSTBLUSH Initial consideration
FEETFIRST F
THEFIRST '-- Time Ever I Saw Your Face'
FIRSTCLASSPOST TOP JOB THAT ONE EXPECTS TO GET NEXT DAY
FIRSTGLANCE Initial assessment
FIFTYFIRSTSTATE COUNTRY THAT'S AN EXTREMELY CLOSE AMERICAN ALLY, SO TO SPEAK
FIRSTAID IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY CARE
FIRST Day after 19-Across
FIRST It's never been done before
FIRST Degree to which trees start to tremble
SAMEFIRSTLETTER ... still more ...
FIRST & 2 Early new year arrivals bringing good luck
FIRSTCLASS UNITED OFFERING
first-born Demented Fortinbras, sending away a likely heir?
HEADFIRST Democrat, if after backing, to visit US press baron — rashly perhaps
FIRST LIGHT Dawning, as the answer to this clue will be?
FIRSTPLACE WHAT THE RUNNER-UP DIDN'T ATTAIN
FIRSTONETOBLINK Definition of a loser
FIRSTAID EMERGENCY CARE
FIRSTNAME WHAT SOME PEOPLE GO BY
FIRST Destination 90 feet from home
FIRSTS GROUNDBREAKING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
HEADFIRST How most babies come out
FIRSTINFIRSTOUT TYPICAL METHOD OF OPERATION FOR DRY CLEANERS
FIRSTOFJANUARY 1/1
FIRSTDAYCOVER Envelope with stamps specially postmarked
FIRSTFAMILY 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. residents
FIRSTCLASS Excellent form for newcomers to school
FIRSTKID 1996 comedy with Sinbad as a Secret Service agent
LADIESFIRST "AFTER YOU" RELATIVE
Firstflight Excellent introduction to modern travel
FIRSTLADY Bess Truman or Barbara Bush
FIRSTMATE Eve is one, at sea
first-rate Excellent trees in front of Gallery? About right
FIRSTCLASS Expensive airplane section
FIRSTLIEUTENANT Executive officer of a ship in the Royal Navy
FIRSTCLASSPOST A good job it delivers on time!
THEFIRSTJOEL Earliest tune that singer Billy ever wrote?
FIRSTCLASSPOST Fast mail service
LADIESFIRST Dyes fur, we hear, in ultimate gesture to fair sex
FIRSTBORN Eldest child
FIRSTBORN Eldest child in a family
FIRSTINFIRSTOUT Method of valuing inventories
FIRSTLADY Michelle Obama, for example
FIRSTFOOT Duke accepts right pay to be earliest New Year visitor
FIRSTLIGHT DAWN FRENCH IN ROMANTIC SITCOM THAT STARTS NOT TOO DEMANDING
FIRSTDRAFT EARLIEST VERSION OF A SPEECH
JANUARYFIRST NEW YEAR'S DAY
JANUARYTHEFIRST NEW YEAR'S DAY
FIRSTS PRECEDENT SETTERS
FIRSTCLASS Fantabulous, as a hotel
ATFIRST A thirst with following for Hearts to begin with
FIRSTSTATE DELAWARE'S NICKNAME, OR A HINT TO 17-, 23-, AND 54-ACROSS
FIRSTMATES Adam and Eve as ship's officers?
FIRSTFAMILY Group living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
WHYMUSTYOUFIRST Borrower's question (Part 1)
PENAFINALVERSIONFIRST How to avoid the draft
FIRSTCLASSEATS GREAT DINER FOOD?
FIRSTRATE WORLD-CLASS
FIRSTAID EMERGENCY CARE FOR IRISHMEN INITIALLY TRAUMATISED IN EGYPTIAN PORT
FIRST LADY Star female curiously the source of daughter’s frailty
FIRSTCRACK Advantageous opportunity
FIRSTLADY Michelle Obama or Laura Bush ... or any starred woman in this puzzle, for her position?
GETSTOFIRSTBASE MAKES SOME PROGRESS
GETTOFIRSTBASE Achieve initial success
FIRSTMATE Never been married before on board
FIRSTCLASS PREFERENTIAL PLANE SEATING
FIRSTAIDKIT *EMERGENCY SUPPLIES
FIRSTIMPRESSION SNAP JUDGMENT, OFTEN
FIRST 'For starters ...'
FIRSTCLASS Form one? Excellent!
ATFIRSTSIGHT After early appearance knocks out T-shirt as gift
FIRSTLADY Formerly, Jackie Kennedy for example
FIRSTLADY FT's daily rambling about Republican president's wife
FIRSTOFF *IMMEDIATELY
GETTOFIRSTBASE Successfully open when set for a big test in new series
FIRSTAID Ambulance offering
FIRSTKISS Romantic milestone
FIRSTTHOUGHT INITIAL IMPRESSION
FIRSTFLOOR Building's ground level
FIRSTCURATE ORIGINAL ANGLICAN ASSISTANT PRIEST?
GEORGETHEFIRST German king foolishly greets foe, right?
FIRSTRUN New film's initial showings
FIRST and 16: Initial opportunity for buyer flashing rare fistfuls
FIRSTBORN LIKE CAIN
FIRSTAVENUE EASTSIDE MANHATTAN THOROUGHFARE
FIRST ''For starters . . .''
FIRSTAID 'Immediate emergency care (5,3)'
DOUBLEFIRST The best of students pines to be seen in Tudor garb
FIRSTS Gold-medal wins
SAFETYFIRST MOTTO FOR THE CAUTIOUS ... OR A HINT TO THE STARTS OF 17-, 28-, 37- AND 45-ACROSS
FIRSTLIGHT The answer to 1 across is 'Dawn'
FIRSTS FUNDAMENTALS
LAIESFIRST Says 'I didn't do it!' before fessing up?
FIRSTAIDER Emergency worker making tree more steady
FIRSTS Historic happenings
CHANCEFIRSTBASE 1908 Cubs player and position
FIRSTTOTHIRD How Mel advanced on a base hit, sometimes? (see letters 7 to 5)
FIRST PERSON I, Adam?
FIRSTLIGHT Opening match in early morning
HEADFIRST How a diver should get in top gear, for example
FIRSTNIGHT Opening theatrical performance
SEEAMERICAFIRST Slogan promoting US tourism
FIRSTAID Sedate Douglas perhaps preceding emergency treatment
FIRSTQUENCHER WATER?
OFTHEFIRSTWATER The conifers' weight eclipsed by potato: brilliant!
ATFIRST Initially provided backing in new start
FIRSTFLOOR Initially, rise in lifts moving into top of building going up - reaches here?
FIRSTAID Initial treatment for injured person before doctor arrives
LADIESFIRST DOOR HOLDER'S QUAINT INVITATION
first-class mail Excellent fellow, it's said — should come promptly to 2?
FIRSTCLASSES WHAT OVERSLEEPERS MIGHT MISS?
FIRSTLADY The most important one was Eve, it seems
FIRST Fail resits, regularly taken to get good degree
FIRSTCLASS Those in primary education, say, showing excellent form
COMESFIRST Precedes all others
FIRSTCLASS Best way to go? A1
FIRSTCLASS Best train seating area
ONFIRST Preparing to steal, perhaps
ELEVENTYFIRST Bilbo's Magnificent Birthday Run that invokes the Lord above?
HEADFIRST How a diver usually gets in top gear to start
FIRST WHO'S BASE
FIRSTAID Is adrift at sea, needing immediate help
FIRSTRATE Top-class, excellent
FIRSTINFIRSTOUT Inventory valuation method
FIRSTBORN Heir to the throne, usually
Firstreading Bill's initial appearance, walking past trees
Firstreading Bill's initial appearance, walking under trees
FIRSTHALF It comes before an interval
FIRSTAID It might be needed if dart is misdirected
GOESFIRST Is a pioneer
FIRSTAID EMERGENCY TREATMENT
APRILTHEFIRST 1 across
FIRSTFORKNOWLEDGE Brand-new scientific discovery?
INTHEFIRSTPLACE Before anything else, leading article must be suppressed
FIRSTFROST Autumn event, in Vermont
AFIRST It hasn't been seen before
FIRSTAID Sombre after tree gets emergency treatment
FIRSTAID Initial treatment before doctor arrives
FROMTHEFIRST THE EARLY STAGES AFTER LAST DAY OF APRIL
FIRSTAID Trees I'd planted, bringing in volunteers to give emergency help
FIRSTOFF Sources of wood, good sort initially ...
FIRSTAMENDMENT Protector of free speech
FIRSTAIDKIT Camper's emergency gear
FIRST Blue-ribbon finish
FIRSTROUND It often starts a fight
FIRSTINFIRSTOUT Inventory accounting method
WHICHCOMESFIRST Quip (part 2)
FIRSTDATE Adolescent rite of passage
FIRSTAID Tree rumoured to contain source of tannin for emergency treatment
FIRSTOFFENDER Jailhouse newbie
FIRSTAID Quick service provided before second helping?
first-degree Sort of murder, getting a BSc perhaps!
FIRST Republican suppressed by duke in dominant position
FIRST PERSON The winner, me?
FIRST MATE Sailor Henry's was a Spanish Catherine
IFATFIRSTYOU Start of a common-sense quip
FIRST AID Wood collected for treatment
THEFIRST Warm-up Tegan & Sara song?
FIRST Like the egg, some say
APRILFIRST Day for many pranks
FIRST Foremost's partner
FIRSTRIKE Risky nuclear action
FIRSTTEE Where to start going round, of course
ATFIRSTBRUSH Upon initially grooming one's hair?
FIRST Rifts (anag)
ATFIRST Attending to tree on street, initially
FIRSTAID Leading publicity about one paramedic's task
FIRST PERSON One exemplifies it formally
FIRSTLIGHT What can make stir amid flock of birds: time for dawn chorus
FIRSTPERSONSING 'Belt it out, Adam!'?
FIRSTGRADE Class following kindergarten
FIRSTAID Grave next to tree will get immediate treatment
FIRSTS Notable events in a baby's life
FIRSTIMPRESSION Job interview concern, or a hint to this puzzle's theme
FIRST Initial 'R' in one's own writing
FIRSTOFFENDER Best volunteer to keep goal is one who hasn't slipped up before
JANUARYFIRST When the Rose Parade airs
FIRST Combination of wood and stone is best
FIRSTTEE Where a golf round starts
FIRSTRATE Top-notch, excellent
FIRSTAID Preliminary treatment before doctor comes
first-born Eldest child initially ready to tuck into left half of bonbon?
FIRSTLIEUTENANT Ship's officer's instant true-life representation
FIRST Start of many instructions
FIRSTCLASS Luxury style of travel
FIRSTGREEN You'd be just starting to get around to putting your ball here
FIRSTCLASSCABIN Exclusive airplane area
THEFIRSTNOEL The Christmas tree gets stolen perhaps, as carol starts
FIRSTINNING Start of a baseball game
FIRSTINTHEFIELD Leading ploughman, perhaps?
AT FIRST HAND To start with, pass directly
FIRSTLIEUTENANT Certain military leader
ONFIRST Like a single person?
FIRSTAID Is the attention they'd get from 13 across enough to make the gentlemen of Ireland unenterprising?
FIRSTDIBS Choice before anybody else
POLEINTOFIRST 'The race has just begun, and it looks like the car from Warsaw will ___!'
FIRSTHAND Number one confronts worker directly
FIRSTCLASS Kindergarten, for many
FIRSTOFFENDER One who has not been charged previously
FIRSTAIDER Company falling short — more sedate person needed in emergency
FIRSTROUND Boxing start
FIRSTBASE Destination of one who walks?
FIRSTSECONDTHIRD Finishing order
FIRSTCLASS Top hole, it's best by train
FIRSTAID Treatment needed if dart is misdirected?
FIRST AID Tree needing serious treatment, initially
FIRSTAID Tree reported, about time, needing emergency attention
FIRSTPERSON I or we (grammar)
COMESINFIRST Enters before the others and wins
ATFIRST Before digging deeper
JULYFIRST. Canada Day
DOUBLEFIRST Uncertainty about high fliers achieving such a good degree?
FIRST Coming before all others
FIRSTPRIZE Gold medal, e.g
FIRSTS Novel events
FIRST 'That's a ___!'
FIRSTCANDIDATEX LINE 1
COMEFIRST Precede all others
MEFIRST Like a selfish attitude
FIRSTS Highest standings
FIRSTELEVEN In organised events rifle club's best side is seen
FIRST In winning position, grabbing rook?
THEWHOSONFIRST 'We'll open tonight's show with 'Magic Bus''?
FIRSTBIRTHDAY The time of one¿s life perhaps at initial anniversary
FIRST EDITION Initial printing (of a book)
ONTHEFIRSTCOUNT Judge's query to a jury
ATFIRST Initially put evergreens in allotment -- left, right, and centre
TWOFIRSTNAMES What the people featured in this puzzle could be said to have
FIRSTRATE The speed in bottom gear is excellent
FIRSTCLASS Excellent start for education
FIRSTDEGREEBURN Bachelor poet detailed superficial suffering
FIRSTFLOOR Where some store items have just about got off the ground?
ATFIRSTSIGHT Bizarrely, fight artists on initially meeting
HEAD FIRST Without sufficient forethought
FIRSTMATE 'Never been married before on board (5,4)'
Firstreading I sign draft re revised parliamentary procedure
FIRSTDATE Meeting for coffee, maybe
FIRSTMATE Officer on a merchant vessel
FIRSTIMPRESSION The new dentist wanted to make a good ..
FIRSTMATE Never married before on board
FIRSTONE Is that the start of the sound of the wind in the trees?
FIRSTMATE No husband before him on board
FIRSTS Many Guinness listings
FIRSTLIGHT Trees closely packed around lake in the dawn
FIRSTMATE Never married an officer on board before?
FIRSTFOOT New Year visitor put excessively pink paper back on Christmas trees
FIRST Prime trees will take time
FIRSTDEGREE Most serious, as a crime
NOTMYFIRSTRODEO 'Done this a few times before'
PLACEINTHEFIRST End up winning and coming second at the same time?
MEFIRST Non-waiter's demand
FIRSTEDITION Book collector's prize
FIRSTSTRIKE Nondefensive military move
FIRST No. 1 Conifer Street
FIRSTLIMADEFENSE Initial protective action, Ohio-style?
FIRSTS Novel things
FIRSTLIEUTENANT Officer needing loo in speech in US, that would be left here
FIRSTCHAIR Orchestra position
FIRSTAID Treatment given to injured person before arrival of doctor
first things first Start at the beginning
FIRSTCLASSSEAT Traveler's plane upgrade
FIRSTPRIZE Gold medal, for example
FIRSTSTRING Foremost, as a team member
ATFIRST Trees planted in middle of Seattle, initially
FIRSTAID Immediate treatment needed to make tree steady
FIRSTAID Gents sober enough to give help to injured
FIRSTAID Emergency action to make tree steady
FIRSTREFUSAL Privileged choice blighting showjumper's debut?
FIRST Successful finish
FIRSTNAME Tom, Dick or Harry, e.g
FIRST Unprecedented event
FIRSTAID Immediate medical help pending full treatment
FIRST No 1, Deal Street
AT FIRST To start with
FIRSTPSALM Old Testament poem that begins 'Blessed is the man that walketh ...'
FIRSTROW Likely site of audience participation
FIRST 'For starters . . .'
FIRST Stone found below tree tops
FIRSTS Unprecedented events
FIRSTONETOBLINK Defeated contestant in a face-off
FIRSTHAND Obtained directly from leading worker
FIRSTDRAFT Version needing revision
Love At First Bite 1979 comedy horror film in which Count Dracula is expelled from his castle by a communist government
AFIRST Something novel
FIRST AID Immediate medical treatment
FIRSTAID One's barked at serious accident initiative
FIRSTREFUSAL Offer of privilege as criminal suffers trial
FIRST Earliest trees close to forest
THEFIRSTTIMEI Start of a couch potato's quip
FIRSTNIGHT Special performance? Round Table wouldn't have one, reportedly
LADIESFIRST Gallant fellow's remark
SAFETYFIRST Workplace motto
FIRSTTHEBADNEWS 'I'll start on a low note . . .'
FIRSTAMENDMENT Part of US law -- revised its draft with people twice intervening
FIRSTNIGHT Start of honeymoon to which critics regularly invited
RICHARDTHEFIRST King has hired cars -- thrift gone mad
FIRST Of historical importance
FIRSTVIOLIN Not one playing second fiddle?
OFTHEFIRSTWATER Top-quality programme that writer's off — point taken
OFTHEFIRSTWATER Unsurpassed wit -- foster-father cracks up
FIRSTEMPIRE Period of rule under Napoleon Bonaparte
FIRSTHALF Part of extra-time in which Dellas scored
FIRSTH Opening 30 minutes of football
FIRSTLADY Title of American President's wife
FIRSTCOUSIN Cheat reportedly supporting king held by duke's relative
LADIESFIRST His gentlemanly maxim, as a polite waiter?
FIRST Tree planted in front of street, originally
FIRSTCLASS Very early lesson for those starting school of the best quality
FIRSTCRAFT Noah's 38-Down?
FIRSTCLASSACTION The best legal proceeding?
Firstflight NORTH CAROLINA (minted 2001)
FIRSTTEE Where rounds begin
FIRST Foremost partner
MAKETHEFIRSTMOO Initiate something, to a cow?
FIRSTFOOTER Delivery man who may darken your doorway tonight
FIRSTLIEUTENANT Officer could manifest flintiest nature
FIRSTLADY Wife of US president
FEETFIRST One way to land
FIRSTOFALL Preliminarily, redundantly
FIRSTCLASS Year 1 at school is marvellous
FIRSTOFFENDER One new to crime
FIRSTCLASS Where tots learn to be very good?
ATFIRSTHAND Initially, one employed directly
FIRSTAID Kind of kit
FIRSTBASE Singles hangout?
FIRSTLIGHT Characters in stir arranged escape about crack of dawn
YOUFIRST "I'll go second"
FIRSTPERSON "I'm Adam" style?
FIRSTOFALL Prime trees doomed!
FIRSTAIDAKIT Introduction to opera?
FIRST Mark McGwire's position
FIRSTAID Preliminary medical help pending arrival of doctor
FIRST 'Eclipse _____ ...
FIRSTFOOTING Frog fits into weird winter celebration
FIRSTAID Female diarist shot, gets immediate attention
FIRSTCLASSPOST Items quickly delivered top job
FIRSTAID On Christmas tree, put conventional dressing
FIRSTDAYCOVER Blanket from labour ward, maybe, a collector's item?
FIRSTOFMAY M for a holiday?
FIRST Historic event
FIRSTBLOOD Hematologist's favorite film (1982)
Firstflight High-class maiden trip?
AT FIRST Initially explosive start around F1
FIRSTOFALL 'Let me start by saying . . .'
FIRSTCLASSPOST Letters offering a good job
FIRSTAID Preliminary medical assistance before doctor arrives
FIRSTDAY "On the ___ of Christmas ..." (2 words)
FIRSTAID Remedial treatment, if dirt's a problem
FIRSTSLIP Fielder makes initial mistake
FIRST Shift position?
Firstreading Liberal is redrafting Parliamentary process
HEADFIRST Principal leading impulsively
WENTFIRST Led off
FIRSTCLASS Kindergarten for superior training?
FIRSTAID Female injured diarist gets immediate treatment
HEADFIRST Primary principal previously precipitate
FIRSTACT Opening part of a play
FIRSTDANCE Traditional start of a wedding reception, or a hint to each starred answer's opening letters
FIRST Best place to finish a race?
FIRST Billing date
FIRSTMATE The officer has never been married before on board
FIRSTCLASSPOST Top job should be dispatched quickly
FIRST PERSON I foster spring breaks without golf
FIRSTDATE It may not include a kiss
first-foot Start January by visiting and opening base
FIRSTFAMILY Ones getting Secret Service protection
PLAYFIRSTFIDDLE Bow before all — or none
FIRSTTEAM Do players try to reserve a permanent place in it?
FIRSTS Groundbreaking achievements
FIRSTLIGHT Glimmering of how God got creation started?
THEFIRSTMANTHAT Quip (part 1)
FIRST Winner's ranking
THEFIRSTDRAWING Question, part 2
ATFIRSTHAND Starting bridge tournament from personal experience
YOUFIRST ''I'm not gonna start''
FIRST Foremost duke entertaining king
ATFIRST Initially provided set up in new start
FIRSTFLOOR Primary storey
AT FIRST A number of evergreens in dry surroundings, initially
FIRSTDRAFTPIG Friz Freleng's initial sketch of Porky?
FIRST Like Lord Archer's eponymous character (inter pares)
FIRSTLIEUTENANT Rank of chief given place by resident
ATFIRST If held up in start, disorientated initially
MAKEFIRSTBASE Fiesta embarks, off to complete stage one
FIRSTONE The sound of the conifer is enough to give one a start
FIRSTAID Treatment given to injured person before doctor arrives
FIRSTAID Is adrift in storm, getting medical attention
FIRSTFOOTING Original ground for New Year ceremony
FIRST Walk destination
FIRSTDAUGHTER Whom each of this puzzle's featured women have as a namesake
FIRSTTIMELUCKY Fruit tickles my fancy: it's good for a starter
PRIVATEFIRSTCLASS Promoted recruit
ATFIRST Initially close to trees, finally out
FIRSTROUNDBYE Playoffs boost for a league-leading team, perhaps
ATFIRST Initially an abstainer going round trees
FIRSTNIGHT Queen isn't put out, squeezing into box for premiere
FIRSTS History makers
FIRSTMATE Sailor in wood, say, hugging maiden
FIRSTCLASSSTAMP Thing on some mail
FIRSTFIDDLE *Music group's lead violinist, casually
FIRSTCLASSSEATS Airline moneymakers
FIRSTFOOTER Best game for early caller preferably not fair
HEADFIRST One way to slide into a base
FIRSTBORN The No. 1 seed?
FIRSTDEGREE Sort of murder undergraduate aspires to
FIRSTOFFENDER One getting a light sentence? (2 words)
FIRSTLIGHT Stairs - outside stairs - as removed and destroyed at dawn
FIRSTREFUSAL Trees - a restful sort of early offer
TAILFIRST Some trifling reverses in flavour nearly send us back-to-front
FIRSTREFUSAL Customer's option always previously accepted?
FIRSTLIGHT Early morning 9 across today
FIRST Where a gold medalist finishes
FIRSTEPISTLES 1 Peter and 1 Timothy, in the Bible
FIRSTMATE Second in command on ship, like primary spouse
FIRSTMATE Eve at sea?
FIRSTCOUSINS Relatives' initial change involves us
FIRSTJOB Employment for a new grad
FIRSTMATE Second in command on a merchant ship
FIRSTOFFENDER One's never been up a tree: effort ends disastrously!
FIRSTRUN New in theaters, as a film
ATFIRSTHAND Directly towards leading seaman
FIRST Position for gold
INTHEFIRSTPLACE Where to find Adam and Eve?
FIFTYFIRSTDATES Sandler-Barrymore film
FIRSTPAST 'Winner takes all' - see complete article in 'Bugle Call'
FIRSTSLIP Fielder's initial mistake?
FIRSTAID Grave under tree will get immediate treatment
FIRSTAID Initial treatment given to injured person before arrival of doctor
SAFETYFIRST Slogan advocating caution
AT FIRST BLUSH When embarrassment becomes evident, initially?
FIRSTTIME 'Ever done this before?'
FIRSTAIDER Shooter overwhelms sober medical technician
FIRSTAID Help to make tree steady
FIRSTAID Wooden, sedate treatment
FIRST Premier (except in football!)
FIRSTSTRING The starting players
WHOSONFIRST Routine question?
FIRSTCLASS Excellent form for one starting school?
FIRST Grade of a Bachelor's degree
FIRST DEGREE In America, serious achievement of brilliant student
FIRSTSTEPS Toddlers' milestones
FIRSTVIOLIN Orchestra’s concertmaster
LASTFIRSTLADY Hillary Clinton?
FIRST Rifts of supreme sort
FIRSTTAKE Recording session starter
FIRSTANDLAST Overall positions which are interchangeable in scripture
FIRSTSHIFT *Nine to five, at a factory
FIRSTBLUSH Initially, after 'at'
FIRSTGEAR Nappies in which to climb hills?
FIRSTVIOLINISTS Prominent members of orchestras
FIRST LADY Eve welcoming half-cut Adam in for starters
HEADFIRST Two leaders meeting hastily
SAFETYFIRST 'Be careful!'
FIRSTROWEATING Inconsiderate audience distraction at a play?
FIRSTROUND Start of a golf tournament
FIRSTCLASS Top flight
FIRSTPERSON Adam and I
FIRSTAID Emergency attention needed if dart is misdirected
WHOSONFIRST Classic baseball comedy routine
FIRST Gold digger ultimately in boxer?
FIRSTHAND Direct leading seaman?
HENRYTHEFIRST Soaking? See 22 across
FIRST Solzhenitsyn's sort of circle
ATFIRST In the initial stage or stages
FIRSTROUNDBY Playoff perks for NFL division winners
FIRSTOFFENDER Novice in crime?
HEADFIRST The way divers enter organised fish trade
FIRSTOFALL Initially trees to be chopped down
FIRSTRATE Start fire to be really excellent
FIRST Guinness classification
FIRSTONE One won
FIRST Trees start to give it a start
INTHEFIRSTTHREE Medal-winners like ABC?
FIRSTLADY 'To begin ...'
FIRSTFOOT Isaac in relation to Dingle, Hugh, Michael and Paul, for 4
THEFIRSTPERSON Adam and I ...
FIRSTCLASS Optional post in primary education?
FIRST Word of distinction
FIRST Word of distinction
FIRSTCLASS Special coach for top students?
FIRSTCLASSPOST Speedy delivery of stanchion to A1?
FIRST Gold medalist's place
FIRSTLADY Betty Ford or Rosalynn Carter
FIRSTAID Pre-EMT treatment
FIRSTAID Emergency procedure to make tree steady
FIRSTINFIRSTOUT Inventory philosophy
FIRSTFLOOR The traditional bedtime story?
FIRSTHAND To begin, pass direct
JANUARYTHEFIRST When resolutions go into effect
FIRSTLADY US President's wife
FIRSTDEGREE Most serious (homicide)
GETSTOFIRSTBASE Makes initial progress
FIRSTGENERATION Like a naturalized citizen
FIRST Stir-frying half, chopped up beforehand
ATFIRSTHAND A rift over husband entering base directly
FIRSTPLACE The Garden of Eden?
FIRSTPRINCIPLES Axioms serving as starting points
FIRSTRATE Well-done
FIRSTPERSON I was joined by Eve
FIRSTPERSON I am and so was Adam
FIRSTAID Emergency medical treatment
FIRSTS Never-happened-before events
FIRSTSTRIKE Attack before being attacked
FIRSTCLASSCABIN The best place to sit
FIRSTMATE Has the officer never had a wife before this?
FIRSTRATE Stir after to be really excellent
FIRST Conifer Street is before you get to 1 across
FIRST The rock of 'rock, paper, scissors' keeps right on top
FIRST Single destination
FIRSTALTERNATE . . . at a beauty pageant
FIRSTRATE Excellent pastries going up in flames
FIRSTLIGHT Early period in 1 across?
FIRST OFFENDER One acquiring conviction friend's effort is wasted
AT FIRST SIGHT Immediately visiting top tourist attraction
FIRSTAID The conifer, not being unsteady, can be a bit of a bind
FIRSTLIGHT Instructions for enjoying cigarette at start of day
FIRSTWORLDWAR ''A Farewell to Arms'' setting
FIRSTPOST Call for retirement, as rough sport introduced to basic weapon
ATFIRST Working on tree on street, initially
FIRSTS Unprecedent events concealed by anarchist's riflemen in revolution
JUMPINHEADFIRST Impulsively get involved
JUMPINHEADFIRST Impulsively get involved
FIRSTRLD The industrialized nations
IFATFIRSTYOUDO Start of a Kin Hubbard quip
ATFIRSTSIGHT Immediately visiting tourist attraction
FIRSTAIDER Emergency helper is calm when trapped by arsonist
FIRSTMATE First on board
FIRSTRATE Very good quality desserts, perhaps, served up flambeed?
LOVEATFIRSTSITE Blissful feeling for a new camper?
FIRSTAID Medic's treatment
FIRST OPENING
FIRSTREFUSAL Preferential treatment an initial disappointment to showjumpers
AMERICAFIRST 1916 work by 28-Across
FIRSTLADY Presidential partner
FIRST Due date, often
FIRSTLADIES Michelle Obama and Laura Bush
FIRSTLOVELETTER A romantic keepsake
FIRSTAID Emergency measures to make tree steady
FIRSTINLINE UP NEXT
FIRSTONTACT Like Emily Post?
MEFIRST Like an egocentric's attitude
FIRSTGOLD Dogs flirt for a challenge to Best Mate at Cheltenham today, anagram
WHYMUSTYOUFIRST Quippy question, part one
THEFIRSTCLASS Best in train
FIRSTPERSON Original man? That's me!
ATFIRST American, leader of team leading early on
LOVEATFIRSTBITE 1979 George Hamilton film
FIRSTCLASS Alternative to coach
FIRSTPRINCIPLES Bases of beliefs
FIRST Earliest; good degree
FIRSTCLASS Post a reception teacher has
FIRSTDAYCOVER Collector's envelope
HEADFIRST A couple of chiefs combined recklessly
LOVEAFIRSTSIGHT ___.com (e-mail address for a romantic)
FIRSTCLASS Fantastic reception
LADIESFIRST Sir's upset after female brought in various details offering women precedence
FIRSTLADY Hillary or Barbara, e.g.
FIRSTBASE Walk destination?
FIRSTLOVE PUPPY LOVE
LADIESFIRST After you, madam
FIRSTLADY Nancy, Barbara, Hillary or Laura?
FIRST Winning punch is about right
ATFIRSTSIGHT Initially - as love may be
FIRSTAID Basic medical help
FIRSTDRAFT Initial plan drifts aimlessly on drifter
FIRST PART 2 OF QUOTE
FIRSTCLASSPOST Top job - one day and it'll arrive?
FIRSTLIEUTENANT Original place to attract resident naval officer
FIRSTMATE New wife of an officer never been married on board before
FIRSTBASE Corner on a diamond
FIRSTCLASS Mail given priority, showing best form
FIRST Original trees at forest's end
FIRSTRATEGY Magnificent plan of action?
HEADFIRST If trashed, dive as divers usually do
FIRSTSTRIKE Beginning bowler's milestone?
FIRSTAIDER A drifter's injured around island? I could be needed!
FIRSTCLASS Excellent reception
FIRSTSERGEANT Senior noncommissioned officer
FIRSTDOWN Gridiron situation
FIRSTLIGHT Dawn's original clue
first of all It's for broken sink, primarily
FIRSTCLASS SUPERIOR
THEFIRSTLETTERS Second part of what's hidden
FIRSTS Record book listings
FIRSTFLOOR Part of department store for florist possibly
FIRSTLANGUAGE NATIVE TONGUE
FIRSTTIMER INEXPERIENCED ONE
FIRSTPRIZE Blue ribbon
THEFIRST & 10 Across US taxmen caught in heist -- no issue for 17ac
FIRSTIN Inventory evaluation term
FIRST RANK
CHARLESTHEFIRST Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, c742-814
FIRSTRATE Excellent mix after stir
FIRSTMATES The crafty lads produced by Adam and Eve
FIRST INAUGURAL
FIRST IN THE LEAD
HOOVESONFIRST BOOK ABOUT LAMB-STYLE LITTLE LEAGUE?
FIRSTPERFORMANCE GALA OPENING
GOHEADFIRST DIVE
FIRST IMPORTANT

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