Crossword Puzzle Number 323 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. System of measurement based on centimeters and grams and seconds.
4. An ancient branch of the Semitic languages.
12. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
15. Leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper.
16. Rod-shaped gram-negative enterobacteria.
17. (informal) A witty amusing person who makes jokes.
18. (anatomy) A structure that resembles a shell in shape.
20. Enthusiastic approval.
21. A gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates growth of Graafian follicles in female mammals, and activates sperm-forming cells in male mammals.
22. A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.
23. Tall and thin and having long slender limbs.
25. Type genus of the Upupidae.
27. Any compound containing the group -C=NOH.
29. Living in or characteristic of farming or country life.
31. Increase in size, volume or significance.
34. Wild goat of mountain areas of Eurasia and North Africa having large recurved horns.
37. Work hard.
38. An island of central Hawaii.
41. East Indian fruit tree bearing fruit similar to but sweeter than that of the rambutan.
44. Animal food for browsing or grazing.
47. The 7th letter of the Greek alphabet.
48. An associate degree in applied science.
49. Impaired by diminution.
50. Large hawk of the northern hemisphere that feeds chiefly on small rodents and is beneficial to farmers.
53. The arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek.
54. Half the width of an em.
55. The shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object.
56. A federation of North American labor unions that merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955.
65. A white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum.
67. A system of solmization using the solfa syllables.
69. A branch of the Tai languages.
70. The whiteness that results from removing the color from something.
73. Tropical American tree grown in southern United States having a whitish pink-tinged fruit.
75. A master's degree in business.
76. General term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate.
77. A river in northeastern Brazil that flows generally northward to the Atlantic Ocean.
79. Tag the base runner to get him out.
80. The capital and largest city of Japan.
81. Bearing or consisting of or resembling umbels.
82. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.

DOWN

1. A South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes.
2. Take by theft.
3. The capital and largest city of Yemen.
4. The residue that remains when something is burned.
5. The civil and religious leader of a Muslim state.
6. (Sumerian) Goddess personifying earth.
7. A yellow pungent volatile oil (trade name Agene) formerly used for bleaching and aging flour.
8. Any of various floor-like platforms built into a vessel.
9. An uncertain region on the east shore of the Adriatic where an ancient Indo-European people once lived.
10. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
11. The essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized.
12. Exceptionally bad or displeasing.
13. A short labored intake of breath with the mouth open.
14. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
19. Arborescent cacti having very spiny cylindrical stem segments.
24. Any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants.
26. (Roman Catholic) A greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist.
28. Being one more than ten.
30. The state of existing and being localized in space.
32. Meat from a mature domestic sheep.
33. Rice cooked in well-seasoned broth with onions or celery and usually poultry or game or shellfish and sometimes tomatoes.
35. Glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust.
36. English monk and scholar (672-735).
39. An associate degree in nursing.
40. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
42. Formerly a term of respect for important white Europeans in colonial India.
43. Ragout of game in a rich sauce.
45. The branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively.
46. Chipmunks of eastern North America.
51. Pasture grass of plains of South America and western North America.
52. Shiny substance that resemble enamel and is secreted by the corium of certain fishes (especially ganoid fishes) and composes the outer layer of their scales.
57. Cheap showy jewelry or ornament or clothing.
58. A gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary.
59. A volcano in south central Guatemala.
60. A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms.
61. A Bantu language spoken by the Kamba people in Kenya.
62. A genus of Lamnidae.
63. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
64. Jordan's port.
66. (Welsh) A warrior god.
68. Fail to do something.
71. (computer science) The part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing.
72. Thigh of a hog (usually smoked).
74. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
78. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali metal group.

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