Crossword Puzzle Number 290 (Medium Grid)

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1. A gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number).
4. Germanic barbarian leader who ended the western Roman Empire in 476 and became the first barbarian ruler of Italy (434-493).
12. A sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice.
15. A state of southwestern India.
16. A great rani.
17. Come into the possession of something concrete or abstract.
18. Involving the entire earth.
20. (Sumerian and Babylonian) A solar deity.
21. Imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time) from 206 BC to 221 and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy.
22. A region of Malaysia in northeastern Borneo.
25. An anti-TNF compound (trade name Arava) that is given orally.
26. Fragrant resin obtain from trees of the family Burseraceae and used as incense.
28. English writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943).
30. A metric unit of volume equal to one tenth of a liter.
31. American Revolutionary patriot.
35. An associate degree in nursing.
36. A member of a Turkic people of Uzbekistan and neighboring areas.
40. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
42. Being or occurring in fact or actuality.
43. The smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by every member of a set of numbers.
45. A language unit by which a person or thing is known.
46. Someone who leaves one country to settle in another.
48. Concerning those not members of the clergy.
50. A light touch or stroke.
52. A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms.
53. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
55. In a murderous frenzy as if possessed by a demon.
57. A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body.
58. Having a heading or course in a certain direction.
61. A decree that prohibits something.
64. English theoretical physicist who applied relativity theory to quantum mechanics and predicted the existence of antimatter and the positron (1902-1984).
66. The immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose.
68. Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500).
70. An impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony.
72. A city of central China.
76. A lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood.
79. A dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon.
80. American prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942).
81. A tricycle (usually propelled by pedalling).
83. The lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed.
84. Large brownish-green New Zealand parrot.
85. The great hall in ancient Persian palaces.
86. Widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits.

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1. Oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food.
2. A cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie.
3. African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread.
4. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in NE Nebraska.
5. A metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters.
6. A midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region.
7. Flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water.
8. (botany) Of some seeds.
9. Highly aromatic inner bark of the Canella winterana used as a condiment and a tonic.
10. Native to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery.
11. Support resembling the rib of an animal.
12. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
13. Lacking or deprive of the sense of hearing wholly or in part.
14. An inactive volcano in Sicily.
19. Found along western Atlantic coast.
23. A mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,391 feet high).
24. The vein in the center of a leaf.
27. Informal terms for a mother.
29. Enclose in, or as if in, a case "my feet were encased in mud.".
32. Of or relating to or characteristic of the prehistoric Aegean civilization.
33. 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.
34. A detective who follows a trail.
37. A bluish-white lustrous metallic element.
38. Having undesirable or negative qualities.
39. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
41. An accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape.
44. Destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle.
47. A metric unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter.
49. An ancient port city in southwestern Spain.
51. Red late-ripening apple.
54. An emotional response that has been acquired by conditioning.
56. Stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles.
59. A port city in southwestern Turkey on the Gulf of Antalya.
60. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
62. A college or university team that competes at a level below the varsity team.
63. A city of southeastern Mexico.
65. Any taillike structure.
67. A rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys.
69. Not in action or at work.
71. A system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region.
73. A republic in the Middle East in western Asia.
74. A river in northern England that flows southeast through West Yorkshire.
75. The back side of the neck.
77. An accountant certified by the state.
78. (informal) Informed about the latest trends.
82. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.

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