Crossword Puzzle Number 415 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A guided missile fired from shipboard against an airborne target.
4. (meteorology) Of an air current or wind.
12. Having only superficial plausibility.
15. An accountant certified by the state.
16. Relating to or resembling a buffalo.
17. The United Nations agency concerned with international maritime activities.
18. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
19. Punish with an arbitrary penalty.
20. Closed with a lace.
22. (informal) Exceptionally good.
24. A small cake leavened with yeast.
25. Tropical American feather palm whose large nuts yield valuable oil and a kind of vegetable ivory.
26. At full speed.
28. A republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean.
29. (dialect) A short straight stick of wood.
32. Scarabaeid beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians.
34. A city in west central Mexico.
37. A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element.
41. The compass point midway between northeast and east.
42. Remote city of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for security reasons) was made the capital in 1998.
47. A siren of German legend who lured boatmen in the Rhine to destruction.
49. A fibrous amphibole.
51. Brazilian tree with handsomely marked wood.
52. An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of many body compounds (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine and serotonin).
53. A gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary.
54. A master's degree in fine arts.
56. The United Nations agency concerned with atomic energy.
58. A landlocked republic in northwestern Africa.
61. Muslims collectively and their civilization.
63. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
65. A barrier constructed to contain the flow or water or to keep out the sea.
67. English inventor who published the first book illustrated with photographs (1800-1877).
70. (formal) By means of this.
72. Shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist.
74. North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
75. An oral poliovirus vaccine (containing live but weakened poliovirus) that is given to provide immunity to poliomyelitis.
76. An insignia used by the medical profession.
78. 3 to 30 gigahertz.
79. The 7th letter of the Greek alphabet.
80. Small class of minute arthropods.
81. Headdress that protects the head from bad weather.

DOWN

1. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
2. South American armadillo with three bands of bony plates.
3. God of death.
4. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
5. Small Australian marsupial having long snout and strong claws for feeding on termites.
6. At right angles to the length of a ship or airplane.
7. West Indian shrub or small tree having leathery saponaceous leaves and extremely hard wood.
8. Verse in the meter used in Greek and Latin poetry consisting of strophes of 4 tetrametric lines.
9. Neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front.
10. Not out.
11. A cavity in the mesoderm of an embryo that gives rise in humans to the pleural cavity and pericardial cavity and peritoneal cavity.
12. A unit of weight used in some parts of Asia.
13. A cylindrical spikelike inflorescence.
14. A genus of delicate ferns belonging to the family Osmundaceae.
21. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
23. A desert in central Asia.
27. A city in southern Japan on Kyushu.
30. (of a musical instrument) Intermediate between alto and baritone or bass.
31. A drama set to music.
33. An intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores.
35. The civil and religious leader of a Muslim state.
36. Type genus of the Amiidae.
38. An audiotape recording of sound.
39. Eaten as mush or as a thin gruel.
40. Boiled or baked buckwheat.
43. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
44. A Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism.
45. A rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys.
46. The act of detecting something.
48. The expensive white fur of the ermine.
50. Exhibiting self-importance.
55. As much as a teacup will hold.
57. The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise.
59. Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude.
60. The immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose.
62. The sacred city of Lamaism.
64. The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural).
66. (quantifier used with mass nouns) Great in quantity or degree or extent.
68. A law passed by US Congress to prevent employees from being injured or contracting diseases in the course of their employment.
69. United States sculptor (1860-1936).
71. A branch of the Tai languages.
73. Slightly insane.
77. Diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria.

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