Crossword Puzzle Number 491 (Large Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles.
4. The mission in San Antonio where in 1836 Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico.
9. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
13. A vinyl polymer used especially in paints or adhesives.
16. Relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships.
17. Antiquity that as survived from the distant past.
18. Avatar of Vishnu.
19. Be seated.
20. South African plant widely cultivated for its showy pure white spathe and yellow spadix.
22. Used to manufacture fructose and in assessing kidney function.
24. Jordan's port.
26. Any isomeric saturated hydrocarbon found in petroleum and used as a fuel and solvent.
27. A Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy.
28. Genus of Eurasian spiny shrubs.
29. A feudal lord or baron in Scotland.
30. A hospital unit staffed and equipped to provide intensive care.
33. A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element.
34. The capital and chief port of Paraguay.
37. A caress with the lips.
41. Large brownish-green New Zealand parrot.
42. Very spiny and dense evergreen shrub with fragrant golden-yellow flowers.
43. An associate degree in nursing.
46. (architecture) Lacking columns or pillars.
49. Similar to the color of fresh grass.
50. Affected by wear.
51. A crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and some balsam resins.
54. The seventh month of the Hindu calendar.
55. Pertaining to or resembling amoebae.
57. The basic unit of money in Sierra Leone.
58. Water frozen in the solid state.
59. Range of what one can know or understand.
60. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
61. Hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped.
63. Tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head.
65. An affirmative.
67. Tropical American tree producing cacao beans.
69. 100 thebe equal 1 pula.
72. Cereal grass widely cultivated for its grain.
76. The basic unit of money in Bangladesh.
80. A target used in archery.
84. European freshwater fish resembling the roach.
88. The content of cognition.
89. German chemist who was co-discoverer with Lise Meitner of nuclear fission (1879-1968).
90. A tax on employees and employers that is used to fund the Social Security system.
92. A decree that prohibits something.
93. Common black European thrush.
94. A large genus of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs of the family Aquifoliaceae that have small flowers and berries (including hollies).
95. Either of two large muscles of the chest.
96. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.

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1. A cravat with wide square ends.
2. An area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake.
3. A republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean.
4. A genus of orb-weaving spiders including common garden spiders and barn spiders.
5. A chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints).
6. American prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942).
7. (British) A minicar used as a taxicab.
8. The organ of sight (`peeper' is an informal term for `eye').
9. Beautiful daughter of Minos and Pasiphae.
10. The (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb.
11. Before noon.
12. The cry made by sheep.
13. One of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament.
14. A distinctive emotional atmosphere.
15. Inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements.
21. Past times remembered with nostalgia.
23. Being one more than fifty.
25. Cardiac drug (trade names Quinidex and Quinora) used to treat certain heart arrhythmias.
31. A midwestern state in north central United States.
32. Scottish writer of rustic verse (1770-1835).
35. (Hawaiian) A small guitar having four strings.
36. A public building for gambling and entertainment.
38. A compound that exists in forms having different arrangements of atoms but the same molecular weight.
39. Having strength or power greater than average or expected.
40. A city in southeastern Spain.
43. Leave voluntarily.
44. A wave on the surface of a lake or landlocked bay.
45. The cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one.
47. Reprehensible acquisitiveness.
48. United States choreographer noted for his use of African elements (born in 1931).
52. Ctenophore having tentacles only in the immature stage.
53. Not of long duration.
56. The commonest type of solidified lava.
62. Any organic compound formed by adding alcohol molecules to aldehyde molecules.
64. (zoology) Lacking a tail or taillike appendage.
65. A genus of orb-weaving spiders including common garden spiders and barn spiders.
66. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
68. Any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in deserts and salt marshes.
70. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
71. Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object).
73. Escape, either physically or mentally.
74. A person who designs and writes and tests computer programs.
75. Having undesirable or negative qualities.
77. Jordan's port.
78. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
79. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
81. The face of a timepiece.
82. Of or relating to the Isle of Man or its inhabitants or their language.
83. South African term for `boss'.
85. The 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet.
86. An abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly).
87. Being one hundred more than two hundred.
91. That is to say.

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