Crossword Puzzle Number 1978 (Medium Grid)

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1. An acute inflammatory disease occurring in the intestines of premature infants.
4. Small genus of deciduous trees of tropical America and Asia.
12. Nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate.
15. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
16. (Welsh) The farmer god.
17. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
18. One of a family of granular intrusive rocks.
20. The mother-in-law of Ruth whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament.
21. An undergarment worn by women to support their breasts.
22. A Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa.
23. Lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise.
25. Water accumulated in the bilge of a ship.
28. A cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment).
30. A strip of land projecting into a body of water.
33. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
34. Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises.
38. Having a play of lustrous rainbow-like colors.
42. Fish eggs or egg-filled ovary.
43. A resource.
44. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
47. Someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication.
50. A rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion.
52. Of or relating to a directionless magnitude.
53. Born out of wedlock.
55. The branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication.
56. Someone who cuts and delivers ice.
58. A hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head.
61. The residue that remains when something is burned.
63. A woman's large folded hooped hood.
69. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
70. Of or relating to or characteristic of religious rituals.
73. The basic unit of money in Nigeria.
74. A mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues.
75. Extinct order of jawless vertebrates.
77. A unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch.
78. Liquid excretory product.
79. A great raja.
80. Seed of a pea plant.


1. Kamarupan languages spoken in northeastern India and western Burma.
2. A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause).
3. Open-heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart.
4. A member of a monotheistic sect of Zoroastrian origin.
5. The United Nations agency concerned with international maritime activities.
6. A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light.
7. Cause to become.
8. Essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers.
9. Full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals.
10. A port city in southern Kenya on a coral island in a bay of the Indian Ocean.
11. Black tropical American cuckoo.
12. A small cake leavened with yeast.
13. A city in northern India.
14. An official language of the Republic of South Africa.
19. A confusion of voices and other sounds.
24. A logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels.
26. A local computer network for communication between computers.
27. (Greek mythology) Goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology.
29. Payment due by the recipient on delivery.
31. To or from every one of two or more (considered individually).
32. A genus of Ploceidae.
35. Any plant of the genus Eryngium.
36. Of or relating to the region of Mongolia or its people or their languages or cultures.
37. Be in contradiction with.
39. A ruler of the Inca Empire (or a member of his family).
40. A soft suede leather formerly from the sheep of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin.
41. (folklore) A corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living.
45. 1,000,000,000 periods per second.
46. A member of a South American Indian people in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Inca empire.
48. Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.
49. Parasitic nematode occurring in the intestines of pigs and rats and human beings and producing larvae that form cysts in skeletal muscles.
51. A metallic element of the rare earth group.
54. The act of catching an object with the hands.
57. Long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws.
59. A point located with respect to surface features of some region.
60. Leave immediately.
62. The capital and largest city of Yemen.
64. A French abbot.
65. English essayist (1775-1834).
66. Lacking in strength or firmness or resilience.
67. A member of an Iroquoian people formerly living on the south shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania and western New York.
68. The basic unit of money in Western Samoa.
71. North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
72. The month following March and preceding May.
76. A person who announces and plays popular recorded music.

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