Crossword Puzzle Number 165 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. Rate of revolution of a motor.
4. Capable of being folded up and stored.
12. An associate degree in applied science.
15. A plant hormone promoting elongation of stems and roots.
16. A wooden peg that is used to fasten timbers in shipbuilding.
17. A nucleic acid consisting of large molecules shaped like a double helix.
18. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
20. A flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers.
21. Used of eyes lacking liveliness.
23. A unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg.
25. German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716).
27. A gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary.
28. A flexible container with a single opening.
29. The imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC.
30. Widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits.
32. A tax on employees and employers that is used to fund the Social Security system.
36. A white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily.
37. The compass point midway between northeast and east.
42. Set down according to a plan.
44. American professional baseball player who hit more home runs than Babe Ruth (born in 1934).
45. A Dravidian language spoken in south central India.
46. Located within the hull or nearest the midline of a vessel or aircraft.
49. How long something has existed.
50. The capital and largest city of South Korea.
54. African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread.
57. A member of the Semitic speaking people of northern Ethiopia.
59. A town in southeastern New Mexico on the Pecos River near the Mexican border.
63. A soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element.
64. American novelist (1909-1955).
65. Having help.
68. A Hindu prince or king in India.
72. A member of a North American Indian people living east of the Sacramento river in California.
74. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
75. Any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses.
76. A graphical record of electric currents associated with muscle contractions.
77. Clouding of the natural lens of the eye.
81. A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain.
82. A local computer network for communication between computers.
83. A dead axle on a carriage or wagon that has terminal spindles on which the wheel revolve.
84. Imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time) from 206 BC to 221 and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy.

DOWN

1. (computer science) A kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform.
2. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
3. A flat-bottomed volcanic crater that was formed by an explosion.
4. A linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard.
5. Canadian hockey player (born 1948).
6. (archaic or Scottish) Faithful and true.
7. A person who abandons their duty (as on a military post).
8. A protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine).
9. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
10. Woody tissue.
11. (Norse mythology) Goddess of old age who defeated Thor in a wrestling match.
12. An edge tool used to cut and shape wood.
13. Administer an oil or ointment to.
14. The 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
19. A small cake leavened with yeast.
22. Any of numerous ornamental shrubs grown for their showy flowers of various colors.
24. A hard gray lustrous metallic element that is highly corrosion-resistant.
26. (Irish) Goddess.
31. A Dravidian language spoken in southern India.
33. Complacently or inanely foolish.
34. Small South American spiny tree with dark crimson and scarlet flowers solitary or clustered.
35. Any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae.
38. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
39. A doctor's degree in dental medicine.
40. The younger brother of Edwy who became king of Northumbria when it renounced Edwy.
41. English monk and scholar (672-735).
43. Twice as great or many.
47. By bad luck.
48. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
51. Large family of important mostly marine food fishes.
52. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
53. (Zoroastrianism) Title for benevolent deities.
55. A Russian river.
56. The cry made by sheep.
58. Informal terms for a mother.
60. Small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World.
61. A period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful.
62. Bar temporarily.
66. A small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot.
67. Small European freshwater fish with a slender bluish-green body.
69. (of persons) Highest in rank or authority or office.
70. An island in Indonesia south of Borneo.
71. A Kwa language spoken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast.
73. Fiddler crabs.
78. An edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle.
79. A soft gray malleable metallic element that resembles tin but discolors on exposure to air.
80. A brittle silver-white metalloid element that is related to selenium and sulfur.

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