Crossword Puzzle Number 222 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. Thigh of a hog (usually smoked).
4. Used especially of plants.
12. An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of many body compounds (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine and serotonin).
15. A federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment.
16. An esoteric or occult matter that is traditionally secret.
17. The month following March and preceding May.
18. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
19. Italian Benedictine monk who was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109.
20. The principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group.
22. A treeless grassy plain.
25. A toxic protein extracted from castor beans.
28. A form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands.
31. (Greek mythology) The father of Odysseus.
35. The bivalent radical UO2 which forms salts with acids.
36. A member of an ancient people living east of Babylonia as early as 4000 BC.
37. A cap with a flat circular top and a visor.
38. Lower in esteem.
41. Being one more than seven.
42. A city in central New York.
44. Order by virtue of superior authority.
46. An outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down.
47. Having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies.
48. Yellow-fever mosquitos.
49. The compass point that is midway between north and northeast.
52. An antiviral drug used in the treatment of AIDS.
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. United States biochemist (born in Germany) who studied the metabolism of muscles (1884-1951).
62. Large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds.
63. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
65. Small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World.
68. Old World wild swine having a narrow body and prominent tusks from which most domestic swine come.
69. English theoretical physicist who applied relativity theory to quantum mechanics and predicted the existence of antimatter and the positron (1902-1984).
71. Become less tense.
72. (prefix) In front of or before in space.
73. A peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.
75. (archaic or Scottish) Faithful and true.
76. A stock exchange in New York.
77. Of or relating to or characteristic of Hades or Tartarus.
78. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.

DOWN

1. A collection of objects laid on top of each other.
2. South American armadillo with three bands of bony plates.
3. God of death.
4. Puncture the skin, as, for example, in some African cultures.
5. The brightest star in the sky.
6. A descent down a nearly vertical surface by using a doubled rope that is coiled around the body and attached to some higher point.
7. The compass point that is one point east (clockwise) of due north.
8. (British) An open river valley (in a hilly area).
9. Any of various trees of the genus Ulmus.
10. A silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group.
11. A family of trees and shrubs of the order Parietales.
12. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in NE Nebraska.
13. Type genus of the Apidae.
14. Predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin.
21. Relating to or associated with heat.
23. Humorously sarcastic or mocking.
24. Any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples.
26. A tranquilizer (trade name Navane) used to treat schizophrenia.
27. The wool of a sheep or similar animal.
29. The largest Greek island in the Mediterranean.
30. Done or occurring in a brief period of time.
32. Offspring of a male tiger and a female lion.
33. A colorless odorless gas used as fuel.
34. A long wooden bench with a back.
39. A game in which numbered balls are drawn and random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards.
40. Experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness.
43. The fourth month of the Hindu calendar.
45. A male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917).
50. A legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge).
51. Mostly black African weaverbird.
53. A Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria.
54. A major waterfall in southern Africa.
57. Very dark black.
58. Irish poet and dramatist (1865-1939).
59. The capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates.
60. A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc.
61. Indigo bush.
64. A very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk.
66. A flat-bottomed volcanic crater that was formed by an explosion.
67. A shaft on which a wheel rotates.
70. A self-funded retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement.
74. An associate degree in nursing.

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