Crossword Puzzle Number 172 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A solution containing a phosphate buffer.
4. Supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book.
12. The law enforcement agency in the Justice Department.
15. Leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper.
16. A native or inhabitant of Bahrain.
17. The network in the reticular formation that serves an alerting or arousal function.
18. British dominion over India (1757-1947).
19. Wild ginger.
20. Metal shackles.
22. Two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees.
24. A rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys.
25. Relatively small fast-moving sloth.
26. A Powhatan Indian woman (the daughter of Powhatan) who befriended the English at Jamestown and is said to have saved Captain John Smith's life (1595-1617).
30. A fraudulent business scheme.
32. Nocturnal fruit-eating bird of South America that has fatty young yielding an oil that is used instead of butter.
33. A Loloish language.
34. (informal usage) A general feeling of boredom and dissatisfaction.
37. Date used in reckoning dates before the supposed year Christ was born.
41. A deep bow.
45. Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something.
46. Belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler.
48. God of fire.
49. Swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue.
51. (law) Lacking any legal or binding force.
52. (Islam) The man who leads prayers in a mosque.
53. Destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle.
54. A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal.
56. A white trivalent metallic element.
57. The arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek.
60. A sock with a separation for the big toe.
62. An advantageous purchase.
65. An independent agency of the United States government responsible for aviation and spaceflight.
69. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).
71. Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.
72. French filmmaker (1908-1982).
73. A close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities.
77. A unit of absorbed ionizing radiation equal to 100 ergs per gram of irradiated material.
78. The compass point that is one point east of due south.
79. Elder brother of Krishna.
80. The organ of sight (`peeper' is an informal term for `eye').

DOWN

1. Meat from a domestic hog or pig.
2. Pompous or pretentious talk or writing.
3. A mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,391 feet high).
4. At or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane.
5. A path set aside for walking.
6. The title of the ancient Egyptian kings.
7. To make a mistake or be incorrect.
8. Of or relating to the nervous system.
9. Costing 10 dollars.
10. Not out.
11. Denoting a quantity consisting of 12 items or units.
12. Compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad.
13. Obvious and dull.
14. An important question that is in dispute and must be settled.
21. European freshwater fish resembling the roach.
23. Arboreal snake of central and southern Africa whose bite is often fatal.
27. The third month of the civil year.
28. Humorously vulgar.
29. (of persons) Highest in rank or authority or office.
31. United States poet and critic (1916-1986).
35. Washing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water.
36. Before noon.
38. Molten rock in the earth's crust.
39. Occurring at or forming an end or termination.
40. (Jungian psychology) The inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious.
42. A strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide.
43. The Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan.
44. Especially fine or decorative clothing.
47. A preacher of the Christian gospel.
50. A dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon.
55. Any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes.
58. A poplar that is widely cultivated in the United States.
59. An assertion of a right (as to money or property).
61. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
63. A village in eastern Ireland (northwest of Dublin).
64. A city in northern India.
66. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
67. Continuing or remaining in a place or state.
68. An officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer.
70. An accountant certified by the state.
74. A metallic element having four allotropic forms.
75. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
76. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.

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