Crossword Puzzle Number 1872 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A proportion multiplied by 100.
4. Weaponry used by military or naval force.
12. A vinyl polymer used especially in paints or adhesives.
15. American prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942).
16. A self-righteous or sanctimonious person.
17. Having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies.
18. Used as a Hindi courtesy title.
19. A fractional monetary unit of several countries.
21. Black tropical American cuckoo.
22. A Russian prison camp for political prisoners.
26. Affect with wonder.
29. A soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures).
31. Type genus of the Amiidae.
35. By accident.
37. Type genus of the Ardeidae.
38. Destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle.
39. The biblical name for ancient Syria.
40. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
42. Pacific newts.
44. English writer of macabre short stories (1863-1943).
47. Type genus of the Aceraceae.
49. A boy or man.
50. (Irish) Mother of the ancient Irish gods.
51. Being one more than fifty.
52. A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter.
58. Of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples.
61. Turn pale, as if in fear.
63. (slang) Merchandise that is shoddy or inferior.
64. A corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation.
67. Mar or spoil the appearance of.
69. Organelle in the cytoplasm of a living cell that is composed of ribonucleic acid.
71. A strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide.
72. Relating to bees or beekeeping.
75. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
76. The sense organ for hearing and equilibrium.
77. A river in northeastern Brazil that flows generally northward to the Atlantic Ocean.
78. The federal agency that insures residential mortgages.

DOWN

1. A metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells.
2. Group of people related by blood or marriage.
3. The inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle.
4. (botany) Development of an embryo without fertilization.
5. A blood group antigen possessed by Rh-positive people.
6. East Asian perennial herbs.
7. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).
8. The imperial dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644.
9. Standard time in the 5th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 75th meridian.
10. A colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube.
11. A brittle silver-white metalloid element that is related to selenium and sulfur.
12. Manufactured in standard sizes to be shipped and assembled elsewhere.
13. Any of the Hindu sacred writing.
14. The sixth month of the civil year.
20. A dwarfed ornamental tree or shrub grown in a tray or shallow pot.
23. A type of submachine gun that is designed and manufactured in Israel.
24. An important person in India.
25. 100 halers equal 1 koruna.
27. A port in southern Sweden.
28. Fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill.
30. Any of various thermoplastic resins used to make things.
32. A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light.
33. A member of the Semitic speaking people of northern Ethiopia.
34. An ornamental jewelled headdress signifying sovereignty.
36. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
41. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
43. A loud resonant repeating noise.
45. Raspberry native to eastern North America having black thimble-shaped fruit.
46. Large genus of tropical subshrubs or herbs some of which yield fibers of mucilaginous substances.
48. The capital of Australia.
53. Elk or moose.
54. A tax on employees and employers that is used to fund the Social Security system.
55. Half the width of an em.
56. African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread.
57. Type genus of the Annonaceae.
59. Goddess of love and fecundity.
60. Make reference to.
62. Being three more than sixty.
65. A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.
66. A Chadic language spoken in Chad.
68. A federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment.
70. An awkward stupid person.
73. A heavy brittle metallic element of the platinum group.
74. An associate degree in nursing.

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