Crossword Puzzle Number 274 (Large Grid)

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ACROSS

1. An independent agency of the United States government responsible for aviation and spaceflight.
5. An amino acid that is found in the central nervous system.
9. (superlative of `good') Having the most positive qualities.
13. An audiotape recording of sound.
16. An island of central Hawaii (between Molokai and Kauai).
17. Type genus of the Anatidae.
18. A demon who swallows the sun causing eclipses.
19. A self-funded retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement.
20. Large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox.
21. A school teaching mechanical and industrial arts and the applied sciences.
22. (Norse mythology) Ruler of the Aesir.
23. An unforeseen obstacle.
24. The Swiss Confederation escaped Hapsburg domination by their victory in 1386.
26. A color varying around light grayish brown.
28. Aromatic bulb used as seasoning.
30. Type genus of the Dipsacaceae.
32. Genus of tropical plants with creeping rootstocks and small umbellate flowers.
34. A religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery.
36. A correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence).
37. A state in northwestern United States on the Pacific.
38. Characterized by slanting characters.
41. Having a woven pattern.
45. South African term for `boss'.
47. Capital of Armenia.
49. A city in Veneto.
50. The month following March and preceding May.
52. A state in New England.
53. Desire strongly or persistently.
54. Alternatively, a member of the family Nymphaeaceae.
58. An involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting.
60. A piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment.
61. A member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Alabama.
62. An agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank.
63. An island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf.
66. Dutch astronomer who proved that the galaxy is rotating and proposed the existence of the Oort cloud (1900-1992).
67. Common Indian weaverbird.
69. Wild sheep of northern Africa.
70. (sometimes followed by `of') Having or showing realization or perception.
75. Informal terms for a mother.
76. God of wealth and love.
79. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
80. A rechargeable battery with a nickel cathode and a cadmium anode.
82. A town in central Belgium.
84. Massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa.
87. A short labored intake of breath with the mouth open.
90. A drug (trade name Trental) used to treat claudication.
92. Do something to an excessive degree.
95. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.
96. An emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration.
97. Selected as the best.
99. Any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples.
100. A light touch or stroke.
101. Used of physical heat.
102. The deep vascular inner layer of the skin.
103. A Loloish language.
104. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.

DOWN

1. (British) Common sense.
2. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
3. A shrub or tree of the genus Rhus (usually limited to the non-poisonous members of the genus).
4. Kindly endorsement and guidance.
5. A United Nations agency created by a multinational treaty to promote trade by the reduction of tariffs and import quotas.
6. Short account of an incident (especially a biographical one).
7. German organist and contrapuntist (1685-1750).
8. The residue that remains when something is burned.
9. Having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other.
10. King of England who was renounced by Northumbria in favor of his brother Edgar (died in 959).
11. A stiff protective garment worn by hockey players or a catcher in baseball to protect the shins.
12. A large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals.
13. English theoretical physicist who applied relativity theory to quantum mechanics and predicted the existence of antimatter and the positron (1902-1984).
14. (Akkadian) Mother and earth goddess in Gilgamish epic.
15. Wasting of the body during a chronic disease.
25. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
27. Chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves.
29. Obstruction of the sweat ducts during high heat and humidity.
31. Having the qualities of soap (and liable to slip away).
33. A member of a North American Plains people (now living in Oklahoma and Wyoming).
35. A commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells.
39. Overgrown with ivy.
40. A musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text.
42. Extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit.
43. A republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic.
44. A Dravidian language spoken in southern India.
46. Tree (as opposed to shrub).
48. An acute inflammatory disease occurring in the intestines of premature infants.
51. The local time at the 0 meridian passing through Greenwich, England.
55. An eight-sided polygon.
56. A small cake leavened with yeast.
57. A grant made by a law court.
59. (astronomy) The angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing.
64. (Akkadian) God of wisdom.
65. A Russian prison camp for political prisoners.
68. Not only so, but.
71. Serving no useful purpose.
72. An oral poliovirus vaccine (containing live but weakened poliovirus) that is given to provide immunity to poliomyelitis.
73. A kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term).
74. Being one more than fifty.
77. United States comedian.
78. Very attentive or observant.
81. (Irish) Chief god of the Tuatha De Danann.
83. An account describing incidents or events.
85. A tiny or scarcely detectable amount.
86. Having nine hinged bands of bony plates.
87. Hairpiece covering the head and made of human or synthetic hair.
88. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
89. A metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells.
91. (Irish) The sea personified.
93. The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code.
94. Leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper.
98. A metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter.

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