Crossword Puzzle Number 157 (Large Grid)

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ACROSS

1. Standard time in the 8th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 120th meridian west.
4. Large evergreen tropical tree cultivated for its large oval smooth-skinned fruit.
9. Strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants.
13. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.
16. A member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana.
17. A cleaning implement for sweeping.
18. The sixth month of the civil year.
19. The act of slowing down or falling behind.
20. Occurring every day of the week except Sunday (and sometimes Saturday).
22. Respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing.
24. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
25. A state in the Rocky Mountains.
26. A member of a South American Indian people in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Inca empire.
28. Someone who makes an offer.
30. A city in west central Mexico.
32. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
33. An island in Indonesia east of Java.
34. A conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures.
36. A white trivalent metallic element.
38. To patch up or renovate.
42. A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex.
45. A liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent.
49. The brightest star in Orion.
50. Become taut or tauter.
51. One of two flaps attached to a cap to keep the ears warm.
53. (Irish) Mother of the Tuatha De Danann.
54. Considerate and solicitous care.
55. A diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country.
57. Nocturnal wildcat of Central and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat.
58. By bad luck.
60. Urban areas in New England and Middle West characterized by concentrations of declining industries (steel or textiles).
62. A narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts.
63. Capable of being perceived by the senses.
64. Colloquial British abbreviation.
67. The basic unit of money in China.
68. Marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions.
71. Of or relating to the sea.
73. Interface consisting of a standard port between a computer and its peripherals that is used in some computers.
75. A state in the eastern United States.
76. Deciduous small trees or shrubs of China and eastern North America.
77. Squash bugs.
80. Material used to daub walls.
82. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
83. French biochemist who (with Francois Jacob) explained how genes are activated and suggested the existence of messenger RNA (1910-1976).
84. Tropical American tree grown in southern United States having a whitish pink-tinged fruit.
87. Make less visible or unclear.
91. An independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia).
94. A language spoken by the Atakapa people of the Gulf coast of Louisiana and Texas.
96. A woolen cap of Scottish origin.
99. Large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals.
100. An agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank.
101. (Babylonian) God of storms and wind.
102. (Middle East) An ornamental metal cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee cup.
103. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.

DOWN

1. Small black-headed European gull.
2. A native or inhabitant of Sweden.
3. The starting place for each hole on a golf course.
4. A condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders.
5. Any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses.
6. English poet (1880-1958).
7. Functioning correctly and ready for action.
8. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in NE Nebraska.
9. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
10. Hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus.
11. South Asian deer with three-tined antlers.
12. Someone who takes more time than necessary.
13. Showing or causing joy and pleasure.
14. An enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals are kept.
15. Any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent.
21. Originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry.
23. Low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base.
27. Being ten more than one hundred ninety.
29. A taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics.
31. A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light.
35. A large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach.
37. Payment due by the recipient on delivery.
39. Semi-parasitic herb with purple or white or pink flowers.
40. A member of the extinct Algonquian people formerly living between Lake Michigan and Lake Superior.
41. Type genus of the Plataleidae.
43. Lacking experience of life.
44. A large faint constellation in the southern hemisphere containing most of the Small Magellanic Cloud.
46. A container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual).
47. A kiln for drying hops.
48. A white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily.
52. A river in the east central United States.
56. Bid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled, in Bridge.
59. Cut with or as if with scissors.
61. A gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary.
65. West Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice.
69. A small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate.
70. A metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells.
72. (Old Testament) Wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau.
73. Showing or causing joy and pleasure.
74. Someone who is morally reprehensible.
78. A member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons.
79. (Jungian psychology) The inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious.
81. Having help.
85. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
86. Essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers.
87. A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter.
88. The season when the leaves fall from the trees.
89. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
90. Mentally or physically infirm with age.
92. An informal term for a father.
93. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
95. Hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary.
96. (Irish) The sea personified.
97. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
98. The azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian.

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