Crossword Puzzle Number 455 (Medium Grid)

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1. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
5. Determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of.
12. The United Nations agency concerned with the international collection of meteorological data.
15. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
16. (British) A conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate.
17. Take in solid food.
18. Of or relating to the palm of the hand.
20. A member of the extinct Algonquian people formerly living in northern Indiana and southern Michigan.
21. An informal debt instrument.
22. The basic unit of electric current adopted under the System International d'Unites.
23. Fiber from an East Indian plant Hibiscus cannabinus.
25. Large genus of terrestrial ferns of tropics and subtropics.
27. A colorless and odorless inert gas.
29. Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality.
30. Toward the mouth or oral region.
31. (trademark) A liquid that temporarily disables a person.
33. A group of African language in the Niger-Congo group spoken from the Ivory Coast east to Nigeria.
35. A republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971.
38. Not out.
39. Being ten more than one hundred ninety.
41. Move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody.
43. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
44. (astronomy) The angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing.
45. Largest city in Illinois.
47. An ester of adenosine that is converted to ATP for energy storage.
49. An unfledged or nestling hawk.
51. Entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire.
52. Any admirable quality or attribute.
54. An advanced law degree.
55. Before noon.
56. An indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp.
58. A town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to England.
62. The spirit of evil in Zoroastrianism.
64. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
65. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
66. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.
68. A dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain.
74. Someone whose employment involves carrying something.
76. Not elegant or graceful in expression.
78. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
79. A logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels.
80. Any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty hue.
82. The portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord.
83. The compass point midway between east and southeast.
84. Lens for correcting defective vision in one eye.
85. Noisy talk.

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1. An informal term for a father.
2. The biblical name for ancient Syria.
3. A high-crowned black cap (usually made of felt or sheepskin) worn by men in Turkey and Iran and the Caucasus.
4. A defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles.
5. Make a high-pitched, screeching noise, as of a door.
6. Being nine more than forty.
7. Small buffalo of Mindoro in the Philippines.
8. Become one.
9. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
10. (music) The speed at which a composition is to be played.
11. A country north of Ethiopia on the Red Sea.
12. Someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric.
13. Any of a group of antidepressant drugs that inhibit the action of monoamine oxidase in the brain and so allow monoamines to accumulate.
14. A genus of Strigidae.
19. A state in northwestern North America.
24. United States astronomer (1835-1909).
26. Any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight.
28. Reconnaissance (by shortening).
32. Type genus of the Anhimidae.
34. A tricycle (usually propelled by pedalling).
36. Drought-resistant Asiatic treelike shrub bearing pleasantly acid small red edible fruits commonly used in sherbets.
37. Dutch navigator who was the first European to discover Tasmania and New Zealand (1603-1659).
40. An attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player.
42. Made from residue of grapes or apples after pressing.
46. A heavy brittle metallic element of the platinum group.
48. A major god.
50. (cosmology) The original matter that (according to the big bang theory) existed before the formation of the chemical elements.
53. Fastening electrical equipment to earth.
57. Any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves.
59. The scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting).
60. South American armadillo with three bands of bony plates.
61. So scary as to cause chills and shudders.
63. A Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s.
67. The sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage.
69. An organic compound that contains a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom which in turn is doubly bonded to another carbon atom.
70. Type genus of the Apidae.
71. Full of zest or vigor.
72. The inner and longer of the two bones of the human forearm.
73. A covering to disguise or conceal the face.
75. (Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology.
77. (Irish) Mother of the ancient Irish gods.
81. A rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys.

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