Crossword Puzzle Number 1803 (Large Grid)

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ACROSS

1. (Judaism) Sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments.
4. Having the leading position or higher score in a contest.
9. A blow from a flat object (as an open hand).
13. A federally chartered savings bank.
16. The Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan.
17. One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
18. A strip of land projecting into a body of water.
19. A plant hormone promoting elongation of stems and roots.
20. A benevolent aspect of Devi.
21. Swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue.
22. A system of one or more computers and associated software with common storage.
23. An honorary law degree.
24. An official language of the Republic of South Africa.
26. Easily deciphered.
29. A short sleeveless outer tunic emblazoned with a coat of arms.
31. With eagerness.
33. The square of a body of any size of type.
35. A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light.
36. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
39. An enclosed space.
40. Not reflecting light.
42. Less than normal in degree or intensity or amount.
44. Lower in esteem.
47. A special way of doing something.
51. Type genus of the Bramidae.
53. Naked freshwater or marine or parasitic protozoa that form temporary pseudopods for feeding and locomotion.
55. Declared but not proved.
57. A state of agitated irritation.
58. An honorary arts degree.
59. Any of various showy orchids of the genus Sobralia having leafy stems and bright-colored solitary or racemose flowers similar to those of genus Cattleya.
61. Cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems.
62. An independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages.
63. Bound by or as if by an oath.
64. City in Sudan.
67. Tag the base runner to get him out.
68. Large hairy humanoid creature said to live in the Himalayas.
71. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
73. A woman sahib.
74. A nucleic acid consisting of large molecules shaped like a double helix.
75. Evergreen trees and shrubs having oily one-seeded fruits.
78. A blood group antigen possessed by Rh-positive people.
80. Being or moving higher in position or greater in some value.
83. An indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp.
88. The sacred city of Lamaism.
90. An inflammatory complication of leprosy that results in painful skin lesions on the arms and legs and face.
91. Leatherleaf ferns.
95. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
96. Any group or radical of the form RCO- where R is an organic group.
97. A Loloish language.
99. The villain in William Shakespeare's tragedy who tricked Othello into murdering his wife.
100. Made warm or hot.
101. Having wisdom that comes with age and experience.
102. A small cake leavened with yeast.
103. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).

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1. Lie adjacent to another.
2. Avatar of Vishnu.
3. Deciduous South African tree having large odd-pinnate leaves and profuse fragrant orange-yellow flowers.
4. (informal) Of the highest quality.
5. (Greek mythology) Monster with nine heads.
6. An independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia).
7. A large fleet.
8. Two items of the same kind.
9. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
10. A spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle.
11. Cause to be more favorably inclined.
12. The foot of a human being.
13. Related to or having filaments especially across a field of view.
14. Small evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having edible dark purple grape-size berries.
15. To a severe or serious degree.
25. Resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects.
27. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
28. Control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft.
30. A word for chaos or fiasco borrowed from modern Hebrew (where it is a loan word from Russian).
32. A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element.
34. English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression.
37. A mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia.
38. Of or relating to the lips of the mouth.
41. English inventor who published the first book illustrated with photographs (1800-1877).
43. Gully or streambed in North Africa and the Middle East that remains dry except during rainy season.
45. Of or relating to or characteristic of Bengal or its people.
46. A governor of a province in ancient Persia.
48. Remote city of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for security reasons) was made the capital in 1998.
49. The seventh month of the civil year.
50. A member of an agricultural people in southeastern India.
52. An iron-clad vessel built by the Confederate forces in the hope of breaking the blockade imposed by the North.
54. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
56. Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object).
60. A former copper coin of Pakistan.
65. A name for the Old Testament God as transliterated from the Hebrew YHVH.
66. A cyst on the underside of the tongue.
69. The rate at which heat is produced by an individual in a resting state.
70. The residue that remains when something is burned.
72. Minute freshwater crustacean having a round body enclosed in a transparent shell.
73. Related to or having filaments especially across a field of view.
76. United States photographer remembered for her portraits of rural workers during the Depression (1895-1965).
77. Enthusiastic approval.
79. The syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization.
81. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in Missouri in the valleys of the Missouri and Osage rivers.
82. A constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific.
84. A river that rises in northeastern Turkey (near the source of the Euphrates) and flows generally eastward through Armenia to the Caspian Sea.
85. The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group.
86. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
87. The basic unit of money in Bangladesh.
88. A chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints).
89. Essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers.
90. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
92. Fiddler crabs.
93. One ten thousandth of a centner.
94. The cry made by sheep.
98. A hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color.
99. A toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium.

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