Crossword Puzzle Number 438 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. An inn in some Eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans.
5. Any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia.
11. (computer science) A unit for measuring the execution speed of computers.
15. A rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders).
16. Highly seasoned fatty sausage of pork and beef usually dried.
17. On or toward the lee.
18. (Norse mythology) One of the Aesir known for his beauty and skill with bow and skis.
20. Line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game.
22. A military trainee (as at a military academy).
24. A conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers.
25. Either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes.
26. Fudge made with brown sugar and butter and milk and nuts.
29. The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet.
30. Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.
34. Any of several tropical American trees of the genus Andira.
39. Island country in the Atlantic east of Florida and Cuba.
42. 100 avos equal 1 pataca.
43. Submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers.
46. One related on the mother's side.
49. Lower the rated electrical capability of electrical apparatus.
50. Someone who plies a trade.
51. United States tennis player who was the first Black to win United States and English singles championships (1943-1993).
53. American professional baseball player who hit more home runs than Babe Ruth (born in 1934).
54. A hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons).
55. Make synchronous and adjust in time or manner.
57. Praise, glorify, or honor.
60. An international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security.
62. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.
66. Related by common characteristics or ancestry.
68. Of or relating to Iraq or its people or culture.
70. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
71. A city of central China.
72. Expected hopefully.
74. A fluorocarbon with chlorine.
75. A republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland.
76. South African statesman who was released from prison to become the nation's first democratically elected president in 1994 (born in 1918).
77. Large brownish-green New Zealand parrot.

DOWN

1. German arms manufacturer and son of Friedrich Krupp.
2. A city in the Saxony region of Germany on the Saale River.
3. American filmmaker and comic actor (1935- ).
4. A colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube.
5. Of southern Europe.
6. Social status or position conferred by a system based on class.
7. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
8. An esoteric or occult matter that is traditionally secret.
9. (Islam) The man who leads prayers in a mosque.
10. Aromatic bulb used as seasoning.
11. Any of several low-growing Australian eucalypts.
12. A Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy.
13. English Quaker who founded the colony of Pennsylvania (1644-1718).
14. A small hard fruit.
19. Make steady.
21. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
23. Genus of East Indian trees or shrubs.
27. All of the inhabitants of the earth.
28. A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal.
31. A soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element.
32. An edible tuber native to South America.
33. German mystic and theosophist who founded modern theosophy.
35. Connected with or belonging to or used in a navy.
36. A long loincloth worn by Hindu men.
37. (Old Testament) The first of the major Hebrew prophets (8th century BC).
38. Measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects.
40. An intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores.
41. A percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance.
44. Of or relating to or in the manner of the playwright Henrik Ibsen.
45. (statistics) Approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value.
47. Move the upper body backwards and down.
48. Feeling or showing extreme anger.
52. Everything you own.
56. Not very intelligent or interested in culture.
58. Being two more than forty.
59. (botany) Of or relating to the axil.
61. Lacking sufficient water or rainfall.
63. The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable.
64. A small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold.
65. Type genus of the family Arcidae.
67. A barrier constructed to contain the flow or water or to keep out the sea.
69. An agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank.
73. A state in northwestern United States on the Pacific.

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