Crossword Puzzle Number 313 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. The act of scanning.
5. Perennial or biennial herb cultivated for its delicate usually blue flowers.
12. A byproduct of inflammation.
15. Edible starchy tuberous root of taro plants.
16. Rich Middle Eastern cake made of thin layers of flaky pastry filled with nuts and honey.
17. 10 hao equal 1 dong.
18. Bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus.
20. The 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
22. A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc.
23. Athenian statesman whose leadership contributed to Athen's political and cultural supremacy in Greece.
25. A medieval country in northern Europe that included regions now parts of northern France and Belgium and southwestern Netherlands.
28. With anger.
29. Someone who engages in arbitrage (who purchases securities in one market for immediate resale in another in the hope of profiting from the price differential).
30. The United Nations agency concerned with atomic energy.
31. A defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles.
34. A town in southern Turkey.
38. Chief port of Yemen.
41. A mountain range in western Russia extending from the arctic to the Caspian Sea.
43. On or toward the lee.
44. Destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle.
45. An informal term for a father.
49. (Islam) The man who leads prayers in a mosque.
50. (Old Testament) The wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac.
51. Lacking leadership.
53. An alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding.
56. The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code.
59. English theoretical physicist who applied relativity theory to quantum mechanics and predicted the existence of antimatter and the positron (1902-1984).
64. Of a pale purple color.
68. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
69. United States diplomat who was instrumental in opening Japan to foreign trade (1804-1878).
71. The mission in San Antonio where in 1836 Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico.
72. A caustic detergent useful for removing grease.
73. Trees or shrubs of the families Ebenaceae or Sapotaceae or Styracaceae or Symplocaceae.
75. Of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand of its people.
76. The quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength.
77. Being or having an unknown or unnamed source.
78. 30 to 300 gigahertz.

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1. Personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task.
2. A clique that seeks power usually through intrigue.
3. Any of several tall tropical palms native to southeastern Asia having egg-shaped nuts.
4. Perennial plants resembling yucca.
5. A dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived.
6. (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) Optical device that produces an intense monochromatic beam of coherent light.
7. A secret society of white Southerners to resist Black emancipation.
8. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
9. Greek mythology.
10. Lichens of the family Usneaceae having a pendulous or shrubby thallus.
11. A hard gray lustrous metallic element that is highly corrosion-resistant.
12. The cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100.
13. Nocturnal badger-like carnivore of wooded regions of Africa and southern Asia.
14. Literature in metrical form.
19. A state in southeastern India on the Bay of Bengal (south of Andhra Pradesh).
21. Make a high-pitched, screeching noise, as of a door.
24. One of the most common of the five major classes of immunoglobulins.
26. The compass point that is one point north of due east.
27. Of or relating to a directionless magnitude.
32. Type genus of the Bramidae.
33. A woman of refinement.
35. The basic unit of money in Bangladesh.
36. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
37. Not only so, but.
39. A person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers).
40. Mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults.
42. The 11th letter of the Greek alphabet.
46. United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957).
47. (biology) A taxonomic category below a class and above an order.
48. An honorary law degree.
54. A city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders.
55. A state in midwestern United States.
57. French writer who is considered the father of science fiction (1828-1905).
58. A city in northwestern Switzerland.
60. An Eskimo hut.
61. Tear down so as to make flat with the ground.
62. A recurring sleep state during which rapid eye movements do not occur and dreaming does not occur.
63. A small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle).
65. Being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time.
66. A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.
67. A skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law v 1.
70. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
74. A radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons.

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