Crossword Puzzle Number 140 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
5. The act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection).
12. Inquire about.
15. Large genus of tropical subshrubs or herbs some of which yield fibers of mucilaginous substances.
16. A woman's large folded hooped hood.
17. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.
18. Heal or recover.
19. Of or relating to Gnosticism.
20. Thigh of a hog (usually smoked).
21. Someone whose business is advertising.
23. A musical work that has been created.
25. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
27. The district occupied entirely by the city of Washington.
29. A colorless and odorless inert gas.
30. An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs.
31. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
35. The United Nations agency concerned with the interests of labor.
37. The last (12th) month of the year.
39. Brazilian statesman who ruled Brazil as a virtual dictator (1883-1954).
41. A person authorized to conduct religious worship.
45. A burial chamber (usually underground).
46. Tropical American tree producing cacao beans.
49. A federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment.
50. Any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses.
51. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
52. A gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary.
54. An associate degree in nursing.
55. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in NE Nebraska.
58. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
60. Type genus of the family Arcidae.
62. The azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian.
64. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
65. A logarithmic unit of sound intensity.
66. An officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer.
68. A person to whom money is paid.
71. Lack of strength or vigor esp from illness.
75. Perennial herb of East India to Polynesia and Australia cultivated for its large edible root yielding Otaheite arrowroot starch.
76. A percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance.
79. A name that has been assumed temporarily.
80. A human limb.
81. A resident of Alabama.
83. An acute inflammatory disease occurring in the intestines of premature infants.
84. A unit of length of thread or yarn.
85. Of or relating to or characteristic of Lebanon or its people.
86. The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code.

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1. A law passed by US Congress to prevent employees from being injured or contracting diseases in the course of their employment.
2. Having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly.
3. Mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls.
4. West Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice.
5. A graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph.
6. An adult male person (as opposed to a woman).
7. Having or covered with or accompanied by blood.
8. (usually preceded by `in') A detail or point.
9. Presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible.
10. The third month of the civil year.
11. An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.
12. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
13. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
14. God of love and erotic desire.
22. Australian clover fern.
24. Type genus of the Pipridae containing the typical manakins.
26. A federal agency that supervises carriers that transport goods and people between states.
28. Clear to the mind.
32. A fit of shivering.
33. A high-crowned black cap (usually made of felt or sheepskin) worn by men in Turkey and Iran and the Caucasus.
34. Remote city of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for security reasons) was made the capital in 1998.
36. English scholastic philosopher and assumed author of Occam's Razor (1285-1349).
38. A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group.
40. The eleventh month of the civil year.
42. Flightless New Zealand birds similar to gallinules.
43. A holy war by Muslims against unbelievers.
44. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
47. Unknown god.
48. A tower that is part of a defensive structure (such as a castle).
53. Relating to the deepest parts of the ocean (below 6000 meters).
56. Relating to the blood vessels or blood.
57. A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal.
59. (used of animals especially a horse) Of a moderate reddish-brown color n 1.
61. Put in the mind of someone.
63. The basic unit of money in Zaire.
67. Complacently or inanely foolish.
69. God of the Underworld.
70. Decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers.
72. Informal terms for a (young) woman.
73. The United Nations agency concerned with atomic energy.
74. United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957).
77. Fermented alcoholic beverage similar to but heavier than beer.
78. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
82. A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms.

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