Crossword Puzzle Number 1808 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A light touch or stroke.
4. Aimlessly drifting.
11. In a murderous frenzy as if possessed by a demon.
15. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
16. A small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint.
17. Decrease gradually or bit by bit.
18. Any of numerous low-growing cushion-forming plants of the genus Draba having rosette-forming leaves and terminal racemes of small flowers with scapose or leafy stems.
19. The capital and largest city of Bangladesh.
20. An edge tool used to cut and shape wood.
21. Any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all.
22. The Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan.
24. The process of exposing to air (so as to purify).
28. English essayist (1775-1834).
29. Any loose flowing garment.
32. A monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae.
37. The compass point midway between east and southeast.
40. A South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes.
42. The persistence of a sound after its source has stopped.
44. Being ten more than one hundred ninety.
47. Aromatic bulb used as seasoning.
48. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
50. An overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration.
51. (British) Liable to payment of rates or taxes.
54. Presumed to be true in the absence of proof to the contrary.
56. Small tree of dry open parts of southern Africa having erect angled branches suggesting candelabra.
57. In or of a state of physical or nervous tension.
59. English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817).
60. English theoretical physicist who applied relativity theory to quantum mechanics and predicted the existence of antimatter and the positron (1902-1984).
62. Greenish-yellow pear.
65. A brittle silver-white metalloid element that is related to selenium and sulfur.
66. An island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a lagoon.
67. A major god.
68. (Islam) The man who leads prayers in a mosque.
72. The month following February and preceding April.
73. In a state of sleep.
77. Thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord.
78. A cut of pork ribs with much of the meat trimmed off.
80. Of or relating to a member of the Buddhist people inhabiting the Mekong river in Laos and Thailand.
81. The seed of the cereal grass.
82. Low stingless nettle of Central and South America having velvety brownish-green toothed leaves and clusters of small green flowers.
83. A doctor's degree in theology.

DOWN

1. An informal term for a father.
2. An association of people to promote the welfare of senior citizens.
3. (Scotland) A slope or hillside.
4. Jordan's port.
5. Not out.
6. Aristocratic Italian family of powerful merchants and bankers who ruled Florence in the 15th century.
7. A unit of length of thread or yarn.
8. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to about a bushel.
9. A reason for wanting something done.
10. Something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares.
11. A common complex mineral consisting of calcium fluoride phosphate or calcium chloride phosphate.
12. Genus of sticky herbs with yellow flowers open in morning or evening but closed in bright light.
13. Pasta shaped like pearls of barley.
14. Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions.
23. An associate degree in nursing.
25. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
26. A Mid-Atlantic state.
27. Go beyond.
30. An annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance.
31. A light strong brittle gray toxic bivalent metallic element.
33. An electrically charged particle.
34. Type genus of the Aceraceae.
35. The largest Chilean island and the only one to be settled.
36. Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises.
38. A ductile gray metallic element of the lanthanide series.
39. American Revolutionary patriot.
41. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
43. Son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil.
45. Seal again.
46. A person of unquestioning obedience.
49. (biology) Bent or curved backward or downward.
52. Pulled or drawn tight.
53. A descent down a nearly vertical surface by using a doubled rope that is coiled around the body and attached to some higher point.
55. Release from a clasp.
58. The condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded).
61. A republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula.
63. A drama set to music.
64. An island (part of Campania) in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy.
69. A milkshake made with malt powder.
70. A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.
71. A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling.
74. A health resort near a spring or at the seaside.
75. A local computer network for communication between computers.
76. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
79. Being nine more than ninety.

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