Crossword Puzzle Number 312 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. Being six more than fifty.
4. Of or pertaining to Sabah or its people.
11. South African term for `boss'.
15. A former agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States.
16. Genus of beetles whose grubs feed mainly on roots of plants.
17. Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.
18. Any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape.
20. A chisel of tempered steel with a sharp point.
21. South American armadillo with three bands of bony plates.
22. A genus of Ploceidae.
23. An awl for making small holes for brads or small screws.
25. Informal terms for a mother.
26. A blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically.
28. Small deciduous Asiatic tree bearing large red or orange edible astringent fruit.
30. A crystalline amino acid that occurs in many proteins.
33. A state in the Rocky Mountains.
34. The 17th letter of the Greek alphabet.
36. A person of Polish descent.
40. Water frozen in the solid state.
41. Battle in which the ruler of Afghanistan defeated the Mahrattas in 1761.
45. A public promotion of some product or service.
46. Any of various long-legged carrion-eating hawks of South and Central America.
49. Lacking in strength or firmness or resilience.
52. Having accompaniment or companions or escort.
53. An ancient jar with two handles and a narrow neck.
54. A chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints).
55. Of or related to the genital and urinary organs or their functions.
56. In an unfortunate way.
58. A large genus of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs of the family Aquifoliaceae that have small flowers and berries (including hollies).
60. The azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian.
62. Dearly loved.
67. Pasture grass of plains of South America and western North America.
70. A white linen liturgical vestment with sleeves.
73. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
74. East Indian tree bearing a profusion of intense vermilion velvet-textured blooms and yielding a yellow dye.
75. Vibrate, as of a swing before it comes to a total rest.
77. The basic unit of money in Iran.
78. (Irish) Mother of the ancient Irish gods.
79. A very attractive or seductive looking woman.
80. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.

DOWN

1. An inhabitant of Lappland.
2. A sails-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere near Carina.
3. Made agreeably cold (especially by ice).
4. Extremely evil or cruel.
5. An associate degree in nursing.
6. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin.
7. An Asian river between China and Russia.
8. (Japan) Ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword.
9. Surveying instrument consisting of the upper movable part of a theodolite including the telescope and its attachments.
10. Indian religious leader who founded Sikhism (1469-1538).
11. Any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples.
12. Any high mountain.
13. Small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World.
14. Any of various thermoplastic resins used to make things.
19. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
24. The act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information.
27. A block of absorbent material saturated with ink.
29. Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to ferment.
31. Discover the location of.
32. Very attentive or observant.
35. The unit of frequency.
37. Very lively and profitable.
38. The basic unit of money in Zaire.
39. Large antelope with lightly spiraled horns of desert regions of North Africa.
42. (Greek mythology) Greek god of war.
43. A quantity of no importance.
44. A territory in southwestern Germany formerly ruled by the counts palatine.
47. A high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary).
48. King of Denmark and Norway who forced Edmund II to divide England with him.
50. (Greek mythology) Fire-breathing she-monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail.
51. A republic in northwestern South America.
57. A native of ancient Troy.
59. A coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almonds.
61. Irritate or vex.
63. A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause).
64. A native or inhabitant of Great Britain.
65. Fast-growing herbaceous evergreen tree of South America having a broad trunk with high water content and dark green oval leaves.
66. Earn on some commercial or business transaction.
68. A flat-bottomed volcanic crater that was formed by an explosion.
69. (usually followed by `to') Having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something.
71. Thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord.
72. Goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment.
76. A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group.

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