Crossword Puzzle Number 288 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A guided missile fired from shipboard against an airborne target.
4. Conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy.
12. The residue that remains when something is burned.
15. A statement that deviates from or perverts the truth.
16. Any freshwater fish of the family Characinidae.
17. The 21st letter of the Greek alphabet.
18. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
19. Hardy English breed of dairy cattle raised extensively in United States.
20. Imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time) from 206 BC to 221 and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy.
21. A member of the a nomadic tribe of Arabs.
23. The cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message.
25. The rate at which red blood cells settle out in a tube of blood under standardized conditions.
28. A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms.
30. Any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples.
32. Flexible twig of a willow tree.
33. A network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels.
35. (Irish) Mother of the Tuatha De Danann.
37. A bay on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt.
41. South American plant cultivated for its large fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers.
43. A public promotion of some product or service.
44. Small turnover of Indian origin filled with vegetables or meat and fried and served hot.
45. (Irish) Mother of the ancient Irish gods.
46. A form of magnetic resonance imaging of the brain that registers blood flow to functioning areas of the brain.
49. American prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942).
50. A unit of elastance equal to the reciprocal of a farad.
52. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
53. Enthusiastic approval.
55. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
56. East Indian tree bearing a profusion of intense vermilion velvet-textured blooms and yielding a yellow dye.
59. A Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism.
60. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
62. The ending of a series or sequence.
63. By bad luck.
67. The United Nations agency concerned with atomic energy.
71. Primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needle-like teeth.
72. 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.
74. An alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding.
76. Rounded like an egg.
78. A tricycle (usually propelled by pedalling).
80. Bulky grayish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail.
81. An amino acid that is found in the central nervous system.
82. Brazilian tree with handsomely marked wood.
83. A chronic skin disease occurring primarily in women between the ages of 20 and 40.

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1. Block consisting of a thick piece of something.
2. A river in northern England that flows southeast through West Yorkshire.
3. English economist noted for his studies of international trade and finance (born in 1907).
4. Canna grown especially for its edible rootstock from which arrowroot starch is obtained.
5. Wild goose having white adult plumage.
6. 4-wheeled motor vehicle.
7. Antibacterial agent (trade names Mandelamine and Urex) that is contained in many products that are used to treat urinary infections.
8. The airforce of Great Britain.
9. Islands in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to Portugal.
10. (Greek mythology) The blind prophet of Thebes who revealed to Oedipus that Oedipus had murdered his father and married his mother.
11. Any ameba of the genus Endamoeba.
12. Any of various small plant-sucking insects.
13. The imperial dynasty ruling China from about the 18th to the 12th centuries BC.
14. A joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other.
22. A member of a Turkic people of Uzbekistan and neighboring areas.
24. Wheat with hard dark-colored kernels high in gluten and used for bread and pasta.
26. Leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper.
27. Taking place over public roads.
29. The upper house of the parliament of the Republic of Ireland.
31. (Old Testament) In Judeo-Christian mythology.
34. A crown-like jewelled headdress worn by women on formal occasions.
36. Submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers.
38. Sluggish tailless Australian arboreal marsupial with gray furry ears and coat.
39. Muslims collectively and their civilization.
40. An Indian side dish of yogurt and chopped cucumbers and spices.
42. Viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal often considered inedible by humans.
47. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali metal group.
48. Botswanan statesman who was the first president of Botswana (1921-1980).
51. Type genus of the Anatidae.
54. An assertion of a right (as to money or property).
57. One of the Aesir having a strong and beautiful body but a dull mind.
58. An oral cephalosporin (trade names Keflex and Keflin and Keftab) commonly prescribe for mild to moderately severe infections of the skin or ears or throat or lungs or urinary tract.
61. (Babylonian) A demigod or first man.
64. Rock that in its molten form (as magma) issues from volcanos.
65. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
66. An informal term for a father.
68. In bed.
69. A British peer ranking below a Marquess and above a Viscount.
70. An inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin.
73. (Irish) The sea personified.
75. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
77. A white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily.
79. Being one more than one hundred.

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