Crossword Puzzle Number 289 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. Surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots.
4. A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Lodine).
12. The rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit.
15. A user interface in which you type commands instead of choosing them from a menu or selecting an icon.
16. Minute planktonic or parasitic crustaceans.
17. A close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities.
18. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
19. The first event in a series.
20. The sacred city of Lamaism.
21. Obvious and dull.
23. Coextensive with the family Punicaceae.
25. A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal.
26. Regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a god).
28. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
30. An expression of greeting.
32. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
33. Mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls.
36. Of or relating to Oman or its people.
40. A metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells.
42. Stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles.
44. (Sumerian) Sun god.
46. (prefix) Reverse of or absence of.
47. The ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye.
48. A port city in northwestern Algeria and the country's 2nd largest city.
50. A member of the tribe of Franks who settled in the Netherlands in the 4th century AD.
52. French physicist noted for research on magnetism (born in 1904).
54. Type genus of the Percidae.
56. An oil port in southern Iraq.
57. Spider monkeys.
59. The compass point that is one point east of southeast.
61. English monk and scholar (672-735).
62. The act of using.
63. American prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942).
65. Elevated open grassland in southern Africa.
71. Worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down.
75. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
76. A member of one of the four divisions of the prehistoric Greeks.
78. Eaten as mush or as a thin gruel.
79. An electrically charged particle.
80. Capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression.
82. A domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church.
83. The compass point that is midway between north and northeast.
84. English geologist remembered as the first person to recognize that dinosaurs were reptiles (1790-1852).
85. Having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified.

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1. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
2. Leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper.
3. English aristocrat who was the first wife of Prince Charles.
4. Characterized by the interdependence of living organisms in an environment.
5. Situated at the top or highest position.
6. Large African forest tree yielding a strong hard yellow to golden brown lumber.
7. Without the natural or usual covering.
8. Affording unobstructed entrance and exit.
9. Any of various small lories.
10. A public promotion of some product or service.
11. West Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice.
12. A federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment.
13. An independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages.
14. Emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design.
22. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
24. True cedars.
27. An intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores.
29. The basic unit of electric current adopted under the System International d'Unites.
31. A hostel for pilgrims in Turkey.
34. On a ship, train, plane or other vehicle.
35. Ancient city is southeastern Italy where Hannibal defeated the Romans in 216 BC.
37. American dramatist (1928- ).
38. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
39. These words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence.
41. Native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery.
43. A dense growth of bushes.
45. Light informal conversation for social occasions.
49. A criminal who illegally sets fire to property.
51. The mints.
53. (Welsh) A warrior god.
55. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
58. The condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded).
60. (Akkadian) God of wisdom.
64. A unit of length of thread or yarn.
66. Very dark black.
67. A narrow way or road.
68. Open pastry filled with fruit or custard.
69. The officer below the master on a commercial ship.
70. A blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically.
72. Forming viscous or glutinous threads.
73. Other than what is under consideration or implied.
74. A notable achievement.
77. Leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper.
81. Being ten more than one hundred forty.

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