Crossword Puzzle Number 153 (Medium Grid)

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1. A doctor's degree in preventive medicine.
4. Without civilizing influences.
12. An alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991.
15. A plant hormone promoting elongation of stems and roots.
16. A native or inhabitant of Vietnam.
17. Resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects.
18. Beer brewed for immediate consumption.
19. Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea.
20. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
21. Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc..
22. An angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions.
24. Crab-eating dog.
27. Any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia.
30. A doctor who practices veterinary medicine.
32. A system of one or more computers and associated software with common storage.
36. A loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcite or dolomite.
37. The federal agency that insures residential mortgages.
39. Small genus of evergreen trees of tropical America and western Africa.
40. Port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay.
42. Essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers.
44. Keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view.
45. The sense organ for hearing and equilibrium.
47. Tall feather palm of northern Brazil with hard-shelled nuts yielding valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory.
49. Deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious.
52. A sharp narrow ridge found in rugged mountains.
53. Remote city of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for security reasons) was made the capital in 1998.
54. The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural).
56. A colloid that has a continuous liquid phase in which a solid is suspended in a liquid.
57. A pilgrimage to Mecca.
59. (Babylonian) God of storms and wind.
62. A small cake leavened with yeast.
65. Make amends for.
68. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.
72. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
76. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
77. System of measurement based on centimeters and grams and seconds.
78. A cut of pork ribs with much of the meat trimmed off.
79. An agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank.
80. Headdress that protects the head from bad weather.
81. The visual percept of a region.
82. A young woman making her debut into society.

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1. Sound recording consisting of a disc with continuous grooves.
2. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
3. German chemist who was co-discoverer with Lise Meitner of nuclear fission (1879-1968).
4. A Japanese cheer of enthusiasm or triumph.
5. The capital of Turkey.
6. A radioactive gaseous element formed by the disintegration of radium.
7. A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter.
8. Red Asian weaverbirds often kept as cage birds.
9. An act or expression of criticism and censure.
10. Goddess of fertility.
11. The basic unit of money in Ghana.
12. Soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired.
13. The villain in William Shakespeare's tragedy who tricked Othello into murdering his wife.
14. The act of scanning.
23. A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element.
25. A cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women.
26. The clock time given by a clock carried on board a spacecraft.
28. An outstanding Spanish cellist noted for his interpretation of Bach's cello suites (1876-1973).
29. The mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood receded.
31. A village in eastern Ireland (northwest of Dublin).
33. A character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote.
34. (of tempo) Very fast adv 1.
35. (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king.
38. Australian shrubs and small trees with evergreen usually spiny leaves and dense clusters of showy flowers.
41. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
43. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
46. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
48. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
50. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in NE Nebraska.
51. Having undesirable or negative qualities.
55. A historical region of southwestern India on the west coast.
58. A string of more than 3,000 islands east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean.
60. Close-fitting pants of heavy denim for casual wear (usually in the plural).
61. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
63. Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.
64. Strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants.
66. Edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants.
67. A European river.
69. Set down according to a plan.
70. (of a young animal) Abandoned by its mother and raised by hand.
71. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
73. Of southern Europe.
74. A health resort near a spring or at the seaside.
75. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.

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