Crossword Puzzle Number 1053 (Large Grid)

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ACROSS

1. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
5. Type genus of the Majidae.
9. A French abbot.
13. A brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note.
16. An independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages.
17. A slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer.
18. Any of a group of Indic languages spoken in Kashmir and eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.
19. Any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism.
20. (archaic) Of persons.
21. Employed in accomplishing something.
23. Having undesirable or negative qualities.
24. Thigh of a hog (usually smoked).
25. Type genus of the Nepidae.
28. A genus of Indriidae.
29. Informal terms for a mother.
30. A heavy brittle metallic element of the platinum group.
31. East Indian annual erect herb.
33. The elapsed time it takes for light (or radio signals) to travel between the Earth and a celestial object.
35. (Babylonian) God of storms and wind.
37. A brittle gray crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors.
38. To make a mistake or be incorrect.
40. A port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea.
42. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to about a bushel.
44. A motley assortment of things.
48. Type genus of the Anatidae.
50. A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms.
52. (Greek mythology) A river in Hades.
54. A sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure.
55. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
56. One of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy.
58. 30 to 300 kilohertz.
59. An antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain.
60. Influential German idealist philosopher (1724-1804).
63. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
65. Imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time) from 206 BC to 221 and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy.
66. American novelist (1909-1955).
67. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
68. Type genus of the Echeneididae.
71. A widely distributed system consisting of all the cells able to ingest bacteria or colloidal particles etc, except for certain white blood cells.
73. A Japanese cheer of enthusiasm or triumph.
74. Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.
75. A poisonous colorless flammable gas used in organic synthesis and to dope transistors and as a poison gas in warfare.
78. A river of southwestern Africa that rises in central Angola and flows east and then north (forming part of the border between Angola and Congo) and continuing northwest through Congo to empty into the Congo River on the border between Congo and Republic of the Congo.
81. A Mid-Atlantic state.
82. Either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin.
83. (Irish) Mother of the ancient Irish gods.
86. A United Nations agency created to assist developing nations by loans guaranteed by member governments.
88. Painting that applies the pigment thickly so that brush or palette knife marks are visible.
92. At right angles to the length of a ship or airplane.
95. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
98. Removed from office or power.
99. (prosody) Of or consisting of iambs.
101. 4-wheeled motor vehicle.
102. The fatty flesh of eel.
103. Lake in northwestern Russia near the border with Finland.
105. The eighth month of the civil year.
106. An alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991.
107. A rapid bustling commotion.
108. A violin made by Antonio Stradivari or a member of his family.
109. A city in western Nevada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
110. A sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice.

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1. Of or relating to Oman or its people.
2. A horse used to set the pace in racing.
3. A program under which employees regularly accumulate shares and may ultimately assume control of the company.
4. West Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice.
5. 300 to 3000 kilohertz.
6. A person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university).
7. Any of several shrubs and vines of the genus Jasminum chiefly native to Asia.
8. Widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits.
9. A public promotion of some product or service.
10. A confusion of voices and other sounds.
11. An undergarment worn by women to support their breasts.
12. Tropical starchy tuberous root.
13. A holy war by Muslims against unbelievers.
14. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in NE Nebraska.
15. Ostentatiously lofty in style.
22. In 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the Catholic inhabitants.
26. A republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia.
27. Salty fluid secreted by sweat glands.
29. Brazilian statesman who ruled Brazil as a virtual dictator (1883-1954).
32. A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group.
34. (Judaism) Not conforming to dietary laws.
36. Lacking stylishness or neatness.
39. An intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores.
41. Lacking interest or spirit or animation.
43. Any of several trees of the genus Platanus having thin pale bark that scales off in small plates and lobed leaves and ball-shaped heads of fruits.
45. A United States dry measure equal to 4 pecks or 2152.42 cubic inches.
46. Call before a court to answer an indictment.
47. take exception to.
49. Fill to satisfaction.
51. Short and fat.
53. A metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 100 liters.
57. A university town in east central Illinois adjoining Champaign.
61. Being one hundred more than three hundred.
62. An accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape.
64. A ductile gray metallic element of the lanthanide series.
69. An independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest.
70. The basic unit of money in Nigeria.
72. An ancient town on Crete where Bronze Age culture flourished from about 2000 BC to 1400 BC.
73. 300 to 3000 kilohertz.
76. The United Nations agency concerned with civil aviation.
77. The point or degree to which something extends.
79. Relating to or resembling an ape.
80. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
84. Submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers.
85. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
87. The capital and largest city of Bangladesh.
89. (archaic) A fitting reward.
90. Antibiotic-resistant mycoplasma causing a kind of pneumonia in humans.
91. A European river.
92. Excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted.
93. An independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia).
94. Make amends for.
96. A sudden short attack.
97. Any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland.
100. Electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities.
104. A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element.

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