Crossword Puzzle Number 146 (Large Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A police officer who investigates crimes.
4. English theoretical physicist who applied relativity theory to quantum mechanics and predicted the existence of antimatter and the positron (1902-1984).
9. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
13. A federal agency established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products.
16. 100 avos equal 1 pataca.
17. An artificial language intended for international use as an auxiliary language.
18. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).
19. A human limb.
20. Loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or lounging.
22. Waterproof hip boots (sometimes extending to the chest) worn by anglers.
24. The sense organ for hearing and equilibrium.
25. Conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence.
26. The molding or border above the base of a structure (a pedestal or podium or wall).
29. United States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945).
31. The law enforcement agency in the Justice Department.
32. A Loloish language.
35. Any orchid of the genus Disa.
39. A native or inhabitant of Scotland.
42. Squash bugs.
45. A gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary.
46. By bad luck.
47. A small shelter for domestic animals (as sheep or pigeons).
48. To some (great or small) extent.
50. Hilly land.
51. One of the 7 gods of happiness.
55. A narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts.
56. A federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment.
57. Spiritual being attendant upon God.
58. A member of a Mayan people of southwestern Guatemala.
59. United States astronomer (1835-1909).
61. Adult female chicken.
63. A village of huts for native Africans in southern Africa.
64. (computer science) American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
69. Yellowwood trees or shrubs.
72. Hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe for livestock feed.
75. Make amends for.
76. (archaic) A fitting reward.
77. Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.
78. Cause to be embarrassed.
80. An Indian side dish of yogurt and chopped cucumbers and spices.
84. An outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals.
87. (of a young animal) Abandoned by its mother and raised by hand.
89. A rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion.
90. (informal) Of the highest quality.
92. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
93. A Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba people in southwestern Nigeria.
94. Made warm or hot.
95. A person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage.
96. A small cake leavened with yeast.
97. An implement used to propel or steer a boat.

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1. A landlocked mountainous republic in southeast central Asia north of Afghanistan.
2. Avoid or try to avoid, as of duties, questions and issues.
3. Someone with a promising future.
4. The lower house of the parliament of the Republic of Ireland.
5. A strong emotion.
6. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of Russia or its people or culture or language.
7. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
8. Any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells.
9. A member of an agricultural people of southern India.
10. (Greek mythology) Greek god of war.
11. (Judaism) Not conforming to dietary laws.
12. An associate degree in applied science.
13. Any wingless blood-sucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap.
14. Lacking or deprive of the sense of hearing wholly or in part.
15. A city in northern India.
21. Sirenian mammal of tropical coastal waters of America.
23. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
27. An organization of independent states to promote international peace and security.
28. Some point in the air.
30. Of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand of its people.
33. An Italian poet famous for `The Divine Comedy'--a journey through hell and purgatory and paradise guided by Virgil and his idealized Beatrice (1265-1321).
34. (Scottish) Bluish-black or gray-blue.
36. A mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,201 feet high).
37. Nymph who merged with Hermaphroditus to form one body.
38. Of or relating to or characteristic of Assam or its people or culture.
40. United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive.
41. A member of the Algonquian people of southern Ontario.
43. A Kwa language spoken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast.
44. Deliver by singing.
49. A city in north-central India.
52. Place or set apart.
53. An esoteric or occult matter that is traditionally secret.
54. (prefix) Reverse of or absence of.
60. (Arthurian legend) The battlefield where King Arthur was mortally wounded.
62. A genus of Ploceidae.
65. Slightly sour to the taste.
66. A person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy.
67. The United Nations agency concerned with atomic energy.
68. Type genus of the Coerebidae.
70. A member of the Semitic speaking people of northern Ethiopia.
71. A colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube.
73. A point located with respect to surface features of some region.
74. Any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season.
79. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
81. The United Nations agency concerned with civil aviation.
82. The basic unit of money in Bangladesh.
83. An Asian river between China and Russia.
85. The United Nations agency concerned with the international organization of food and agriculture.
86. A self-funded retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement.
88. A light touch or stroke.
91. A New England state.

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