Crossword Puzzle Number 399 (Medium Grid)

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1. A (usually) large and scholarly book.
5. A fishing net with three layers.
12. The rate at which heat is produced by an individual in a resting state.
15. A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause).
16. Extremely large treelike cactus of desert regions of southwestern United States having a thick columnar sparsely branched trunk bearing white flowers and edible red pulpy fruit.
17. Step on it.
18. The process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid.
19. Any of a group of heavenly spirits under the god Anu.
20. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
22. Plant bearing large mild thick-walled usually bell-shaped fruits.
24. United States sculptor (born in 1924).
25. 1 species.
28. A Russian prison camp for political prisoners.
32. A temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to.
37. Unknown god.
38. A state of commotion and loud confused noise.
41. Waterfall in Canada is the Horseshoe Falls.
43. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
45. One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
46. Any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue.
48. (astronomy) The angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing.
50. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
51. Adorned by inlays.
55. Comb-plate or locomotor organ consisting of a row of strong cilia whose bases are fused.
57. An official language of the Republic of South Africa.
58. Type genus of the Soleidae.
60. An anxiety disorder associated with serious traumatic events and characterized by such symptoms as guilt about surviving or reliving the trauma in dreams or numbness and lack of involvement with reality or recurrent thoughts and images.
62. Either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes.
65. Mentally or physically infirm with age.
69. (Akkadian) God of wisdom.
70. Any plant of the genus Erica.
73. With eagerness.
75. A defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles.
77. Type genus of the family Plantaginaceae.
79. A plant hormone promoting elongation of stems and roots.
80. A castrated tomcat.
81. Slowly broken down or crumbled into dust.
82. Hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus.


1. (music) The speed at which a composition is to be played.
2. A naturally occuring glyceride of oleic acid that is found in fats and oils.
3. A port in southern Sweden.
4. Highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire.
5. Wild ox of the Malay Archipelago.
6. Disparaging terms for the common people.
7. A fee charged for exchanging currencies.
8. The quantity that can be held in a mug.
9. South American plant cultivated for its large fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers.
10. A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group.
11. Any of various perennial South American plants of the genus Loasa having stinging hairs and showy white or yellow or reddish-orange flowers.
12. God of wealth and love.
13. Tropical Asian starlings.
14. Being or occurring in fact or actuality.
21. Catch sight of.
23. Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object).
26. Divulge information or secrets.
27. Sexually transmitted urethritis (usually caused by chlamydia).
29. A monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles.
30. United States writer of poems and plays about racial conflict (born in 1934).
31. Of or relating the leg from the knee to the foot.
33. Of great mass.
34. Lacking external ears.
35. (Old Testament) A youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection when thrown into a den of lions (6th century BC).
36. Lacking sufficient water or rainfall.
39. A small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a time.
40. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in NE Nebraska.
42. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
44. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
49. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
52. A positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device.
53. A small cake leavened with yeast.
54. Any distinct time period in a sequence of events.
56. Foul with waste matter.
59. A condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people.
61. A sock with a separation for the big toe.
63. Relating to or characteristic of or occurring on land.
64. Not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances.
66. An elaborate song for solo voice.
67. Showing or causing joy and pleasure.
68. An Indian nursemaid who looks after children.
71. Rate of revolution of a motor.
72. The United Nations agency concerned with the interests of labor.
74. The supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe.
76. A unit of information equal to one million (1,048,576) bytes.
78. A brittle silver-white metalloid element that is related to selenium and sulfur.

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