Crossword Puzzle Number 276 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A polymer of vinyl chloride used instead of rubber in electric cables.
4. Adroitness and cleverness in reply.
12. Standard time in the 8th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 120th meridian west.
15. The former capital and 2nd largest city of Brazil.
16. A metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables.
17. (informal) Of the highest quality.
18. Any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors.
20. Small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World.
21. The universal time coordinated when an event is received on Earth.
22. Closed with a lace.
25. English essayist (1775-1834).
28. Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to ferment.
30. A gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced.
33. Censure severely.
38. (Old Testament) Wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau.
42. (of roads) Made of logs laid down crosswise.
43. Usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence.
45. Powerful mackerel shark of the Atlantic and Pacific.
46. (physics and chemistry) The smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element.
48. A light strong brittle gray toxic bivalent metallic element.
49. A cap with a flat circular top and a visor.
50. 10 grams.
51. Wrap us in a cerecloth, as of a corpse.
52. A small natural hill.
55. Deciduous South African tree having large odd-pinnate leaves and profuse fragrant orange-yellow flowers.
57. An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.
58. Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan.
60. Any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes.
62. An analytic or interpretive literary composition.
64. One species.
68. Partial or total loss of memory.
72. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
73. A port city in eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean.
76. An anti-TNF compound (trade name Arava) that is given orally.
77. 36th President of the United States.
78. A wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful).
80. (Irish) The sea personified.
81. Large brownish-green New Zealand parrot.
82. A great raja.
83. The compass point midway between east and southeast.

DOWN

1. A member of the working class (not necessarily employed).
2. Relating to or caused by a virus.
3. Any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria.
4. A sudden short attack.
5. Either extremity of something that has length.
6. An informal term for a father.
7. With rapid movements.
8. A motley assortment of things.
9. A cooperative unit.
10. Electronic warfare undertaken under direct control of an operational commander to locate sources of radiated electromagnetic energy for the purpose of immediate threat recognition.
11. The 7th letter of the Greek alphabet.
12. A formal expression of praise.
13. Lean end of the neck.
14. Brightly colored tropical freshwater fishes.
19. A large number or amount.
23. A state in midwestern United States.
24. (from a combination of MOdulate and DEModulate) Electronic equipment consisting of a device used to connect computers by a telephone line.
26. Being one more than two.
27. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
29. (of securities) Not quoted on a stock exchange.
31. A projecting bay window corbeled or cantilevered out from a wall.
32. An abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose.
34. One of the 7 gods of happiness.
35. 100 agorot equal 1 shekel.
36. English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika.
37. (Akkadian) God of wisdom.
39. A family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in southeastern Asia.
40. Jordan's port.
41. United States golfer who won many major golf tournaments (born in 1912).
44. A knockout declared by the referee who judges one boxer unable to continue.
47. English economist noted for his studies of international trade and finance (born in 1907).
53. A state in southeastern United States.
54. An appliance that removes moisture.
56. A bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats.
59. Fairly small terrestrial ferns of tropical America.
61. A United States bandmaster and composer of military marches (1854-1932).
63. The capital and largest city of Yemen.
65. A river in central Europe that arises in northwestern Czechoslovakia and flows northward through Germany to empty into the North Sea.
66. A Hindu prince or king in India.
67. (of persons) Highest in rank or authority or office.
69. The general activity of selling.
70. United States composer noted for his innovative use of polytonality (1874-1954).
71. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
74. The cry made by sheep.
75. The month following March and preceding May.
79. A person who announces and plays popular recorded music.

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