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A Teasing Trio (2 of 3) Crossword Puzzle

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This puzzle is the second of a set of three Brain Teasers, in response to a challenge. Here, add or subtract initial letters to arrive at the answer. Examples: S + Feline = "Beat it!" (4) [SCAT]; Forehead - B = Argument (3) [ROW]. Enjoy!
Author: psnz - Diff: Harder

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      Across
      1. F + Breathing organ = Hurled forcefully (5)
      4. B + 1950s U.S. presidential nickname = Two wheeler (4)
      6. Belonging to them - T = Successor (4)
      10. Pet peeve - F = Peaceful pasture (3)
      11. D + Partner = Waste time (5)
      12. A + Ring event = Here or there (5)
      13. D + Throw out = Dishearten (6)
      14. D + Had a hankering = Dumped (7)
      17. Sweetheart - B = French quencher (3)
      18. Lived it up - C = Hot and bothered (7)
      21. P + Laid some tiles = Checked for errors (7)
      24. T + Humdinger = Stumbler (7)
      27. F + Rugby union forward who is not tight (inf.) = Tart (var., 7)
      29. Old Italian money - L = Gershwin brother (3)
      30. Criticised - C = Made certain (7)
      31. W + Felt sick = Lamented loudly (6)
      34. L + Jason's ship = Slow and dignified (mus., 5)
      36. Couch potato (slang) - V = Dimwit (5)
      37. Golfer's shout - F = Lode load (3)
      38. Stage whisper - A = Faction
      39. A + Biblical prince (Ezek 38, 39 [NIV]) = Awestruck (4)
      40. D + Study = Great fear (5)

      Down

      1. F + Aged = Go out of business (4)
      2. U + Herb = Consumption (5)
      3. G + Venomous vipers = Idle rovers (7)
      4. B + Jubilant = Delayed (7)
      5. K + Assessed visually = Excited (5-2)
      7. Toy block brand - L = Bigheadedness (3)
      8. Boxed - C = Made the grade (5)
      9. C + The Jetsons' dog = Cuban leader (6)
      15. H + Young salamanders = Lifts (5)
      16. Research money - G = Tirade (4)
      19. O + 0s and 1s in computing = Brief bios (5)
      20. Glacial snow - N = First lady
      22. Musical intro. - P = Fam. member (abbr., 3)
      23. Gallic goodbye - A = Gauguin's God (4)
      25. P + Fiery felony = Clergyman (6)
      26. Adding a regular pattern of lines to a map - G = Disencumbering (7)
      27. F + Canvas canopy = Servile flattery (7)
      28. O + Wearing gloves = Left out (7)
      30. Las Vegas Air Force Base - N = Immigration island in New York Harbor (5)
      32. E + Travelled on horseback = Waste away (5)
      33. Revise - A = Repair (4)
      35. Took steps - T = Reel's partner (3)