Crossword Puzzle Number 425 (Medium Grid)

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1. Liveliness and energy.
4. Large Old World butterflies.
11. A vertical spar for supporting sails.
15. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
16. Any of the chemical elements fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine.
17. A Loloish language.
18. Found along western Atlantic coast.
20. A city in central Alabama on the Alabama river.
21. The habitation of wild animals.
22. The capital of Turkey.
24. An independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest.
26. A port city in southwestern Turkey on the Gulf of Antalya.
27. A case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule.
29. A note appended to a letter after the signature.
31. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
35. Earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something.
39. A gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary.
42. Mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strength.
44. (prefix) Opposite or opposing or neutralizing.
45. A palace and fortress built in Granada by the Moslems in the Middle Ages.
50. English aristocrat who was the first wife of Prince Charles.
51. The capital and chief port of Qatar.
52. (Greek mythology) Goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology.
53. Tropical starchy tuberous root.
56. (zoology) Lacking a tail or taillike appendage.
58. A region of Malaysia in northeastern Borneo.
60. An amino acid that is found in the central nervous system.
61. A rechargeable battery with a nickel cathode and a cadmium anode.
64. Lower in esteem.
69. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
70. The mountain peak that Noah's ark landed on as the waters of the great flood receded.
73. The capital and largest city of Bangladesh.
75. According to need (physicians use PRN in writing prescriptions).
76. A tricycle (usually propelled by pedalling).
78. English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882).
79. A sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice.
80. Absence of the natural lens of the eye (usually resulting from the removal of cataracts).
81. Give over.

DOWN

1. A metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells.
2. A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause).
3. A kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term).
4. (Zoroastrianism) Title for benevolent deities.
5. An informal term for a father.
6. Thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord.
7. Leather covering the toe of a boot or shoe and reinforcing or decorating it.
8. Large sweet juicy hybrid between tangerine and grapefruit having a thick wrinkled skin.
9. Something (especially a game) that is played again.
10. (Irish) Mother of the ancient Irish gods.
11. Stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles.
12. Jordan's port.
13. One of the two main branches of orthodox Islam.
14. A mountain lake (especially one formed by glaciers).
19. An emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.).
23. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
25. A chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints).
28. (astronomy) The angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing.
30. Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility.
32. Fermented alcoholic beverage similar to but heavier than beer.
33. Fairly small terrestrial ferns of tropical America.
34. Of or relating to or located in or near the mitral valve.
36. A landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa.
37. Designer drug designed to have the effects of amphetamines (it floods the brain with serotonin) but to avoid the drug laws.
38. (Norse mythology) God of war and strife and son of Odin.
40. Unknown god.
41. Food mixtures either arranged on a plate or tossed and served with a moist dressing.
43. Noisy quarrel.
46. Squash bugs.
47. An autonomous province of Georgia on the Black Sea.
48. A literary language of Chinese Turkestan (named for one of the sons of Genghis Khan).
49. Largest known toad species.
54. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
55. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
57. In bed.
59. (Babylonian) A demigod or first man.
62. A United Nations agency created to assist developing nations by loans guaranteed by member governments.
63. A stick that people can lean on to help them walk.
65. Related to or located at the back.
66. A dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain.
67. Harsh or corrosive in tone.
68. Tear down so as to make flat with the ground.
71. Informal abbreviation of `representative'.
72. Hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus.
74. A drug combination found in some over-the-counter headache remedies (Aspirin and Phenacetin and Caffeine).
77. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.

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