Crossword Puzzle Number 217 (Medium Grid)

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1. The local time at the 0 meridian passing through Greenwich, England.
4. A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one).
12. (computer science) A computer that is running software that allows users to leave messages and access information of general interest.
15. (used especially of commodities) In the natural unprocessed condition.
16. The wife or widow of a czar.
17. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
18. Any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange.
20. A cigar made with light-colored tobacco.
21. A member of the North American Indian people of Oregon.
23. Any of various tropical shrubs widely cultivated for their showy drooping purplish or reddish or white flowers.
25. A tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area.
27. Running away from (or as if from) danger.
28. Marked by intense agitation or emotion.
29. Food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked.
31. Mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strength.
34. A horse used to set the pace in racing.
37. An important question that is in dispute and must be settled.
41. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
42. Remote city of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for security reasons) was made the capital in 1998.
45. Antibacterial consisting of any of several synthetic organic compounds capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that require PABA.
47. (the feminine of raja) A Hindu princess or the wife of a raja.
49. The capital of Western Samoa.
50. Soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired.
51. A large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach.
52. A bag used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women).
55. A highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series).
56. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.
57. Sole genus of the family Naiadaceae.
59. A mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues.
60. A region of Malaysia in northeastern Borneo.
63. A disreputable vagrant.
66. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
70. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
71. A fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery.
75. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
76. A self-funded retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement.
77. A cut of pork ribs with much of the meat trimmed off.
78. Any of various coarse shrubby plants of the genus Iva with small greenish flowers.
79. A metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters.
80. Thin-shelled freshwater mussels.
81. A long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head.

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1. Brusque and surly and forbidding.
2. Small wildcat of the mountains of Siberia Tibet and Mongolia.
3. Two times.
4. A New England state.
5. Of or relating to the songbirds n.
6. A port city and resort in Andalusia in southern Spain on the Mediterranean.
7. A period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event.
8. Consisting of or made of wood of the birch tree.
9. Eaten as mush or as a thin gruel.
10. A soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures).
11. A genus of Psittacidae.
12. Pertaining to or constituting a base or basis.
13. Broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting.
14. North American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng.
19. 100 thebe equal 1 pula.
22. In or relating to or obtained from urine.
24. Formerly a contemptuous term of address to an inferior man or boy.
26. A very light brown.
30. French couturier whose first collection in 1947 created a style (tight bodice and narrow waist and flowing pleated skirt) that became known as the New Look (1905-1957).
32. Wildly disordered.
33. Ruffed grouse.
35. Scale-like structure between the base of the wing and the halter of a two-winged fly.
36. A drug (trade names Calan and Isoptin) used as an oral or parenteral calcium blocker in cases of hypertension or congestive heart failure or angina or migraine.
38. A blow from a flat object (as an open hand).
39. The capital and largest city of Yemen.
40. Lap at the front of a coat.
43. A family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in southeastern Asia.
44. A percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance.
46. A major victory by the Romans over the Macedonians in 168 BC.
48. Allow to enter.
53. The dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia.
54. A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element.
58. A broken piece of a brittle artifact.
61. A city in northern India.
62. Any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples.
64. Chocolate cookie with white cream filling.
65. Brought into existence.
67. A quantity that is added.
68. A person who possesses great material wealth.
69. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
72. Administration of a nutritionally adequate solution through a catheter into the vena cava.
73. 10 hao equal 1 dong.
74. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.

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