Crossword Puzzle Number 409 (Medium Grid)

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1. Horny projecting mouth of a bird.
4. Low stingless nettle of Central and South America having velvety brownish-green toothed leaves and clusters of small green flowers.
12. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
15. A sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice.
16. A large sailing ship that was engaged in the British trade with India.
17. The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code.
18. A prosthesis that replaces a missing leg.
19. At surface level.
20. A nucleic acid consisting of large molecules shaped like a double helix.
21. (Akkadian) God of wisdom.
22. A sock with a separation for the big toe.
23. Moderate in type or degree or effect or force.
25. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
26. At all times.
29. A silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group.
31. A young woman making her debut into society.
32. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
35. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
39. Roman general who commanded the fleet that defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra at Actium (63-12 BC).
43. (informal) Of the highest quality.
44. Any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae.
45. Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object).
46. Flowing in drops.
47. A hard gray lustrous metallic element that is highly corrosion-resistant.
49. South American wood sorrel cultivated for its edible tubers.
50. Annual or perennial herbs.
53. Wild and menacing.
55. A green or yellow or brown mineral consisting of a hydrated silicate.
57. Any of several Orthodox Jewish sects who reject modern secular culture and many of whom do not recognize the spiritual authority of the modern state of Israel.
58. (of champagne) Moderately dry.
59. Measuring instrument for indicating speed of rotation.
62. Relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships.
63. Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.
66. An associate degree in applied science.
69. Of or at or pertaining to a cathode.
72. On a ship, train, plane or other vehicle.
77. Type genus of the Amiidae.
78. Genus of beetles whose grubs feed mainly on roots of plants.
81. The cry made by sheep.
82. A transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images.
83. A tricycle (usually propelled by pedalling).
84. A container.
85. Any tree or shrub of the genus Inga having pinnate leaves and showy usually white flowers.
86. Extreme mental retardation.
87. The compass point midway between northeast and east.

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1. Greek mythology.
2. Conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence.
3. Call upon in supplication.
4. Righteousness by virtue of being pious.
5. A Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa.
6. A yellow trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group.
7. An island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf.
8. The month following February and preceding April.
9. (Islam) The man who leads prayers in a mosque.
10. Large family of important mostly marine food fishes.
11. Administer an oil or ointment to.
12. A condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders.
13. Type genus of the Ranidae.
14. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
24. A software system that facilitates the creation and maintenance and use of an electronic database.
27. The waging of armed conflict against an enemy.
28. (chemistry) Being or containing an acid.
30. Having winglike extensions.
33. (Scotland) A small loaf or roll of soft bread.
34. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
36. Islands in the Atlantic Ocean belonging to Portugal.
37. The face or front of a building.
38. A port city in southwestern Turkey on the Gulf of Antalya.
40. A tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area.
41. Chronic inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by blister capped papules and intense itching.
42. A member of the North American Indian people living in southern Arizona and northern Mexico.
48. The second largest city in Tunisia.
51. The act of putting something in a certain place or location.
52. Large brownish-green New Zealand parrot.
54. A trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group.
56. United States feminist (born in 1934).
60. A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light.
61. (astronomy) The angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing.
64. The sacred city of Lamaism.
65. (Babylonian) A demigod or first man.
67. East Indian tree yielding a resin used medicinally and burned as incense.
68. A heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances.
70. A primeval personification of air and breath.
71. A set of rules or principles or laws especially written ones.
73. A small cake leavened with yeast.
74. A French abbot.
75. Water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere.
76. A native or inhabitant of Denmark.
79. A unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour.
80. A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body.

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