Crossword Puzzle Number 480 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A syndrome that occurs in many women from 2 to 14 days before the onset of menstruation.
4. An alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth.
11. A discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder.
15. A broad flat muscle on either side of the back.
16. A tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cell.
17. The capital of Western Samoa.
18. Small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World.
20. Urge or force (a person) to an action.
21. Precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents.
22. Slanderous defamation.
23. A Mid-Atlantic state.
24. Being or containing or characterized by vowels.
26. (Jewish cookery) A loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast.
28. The psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning.
29. A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.
31. Any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia.
35. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
37. Type genus of the Gavidae.
40. The act of hopping (jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)).
41. Money extracted as a penalty.
44. A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light.
45. A city in northern Nigeria.
48. A religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery.
49. Related by blood.
51. Relating to or characteristic of the Celts.
52. Large brownish-green New Zealand parrot.
53. (Babylonian) God of wisdom and agriculture and patron of scribes and schools.
55. Pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance.
56. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
59. A river that rises in central Germany and flows north to join the Elbe River.
61. Before noon.
63. A tight-fitting headdress.
64. A room equipped with toilet facilities.
65. Small tropical American tree bearing edible plumlike fruit.
69. Any of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers.
71. Small free-swimming tunicates.
73. Chocolate cookie with white cream filling.
74. Someone who has retired from active working.
77. Any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse.
78. Capital city of the Apulia region on the Adriatic coast.
79. A staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office.
80. The compass point midway between east and southeast.
81. Of or relating to near the ear.
82. Not prepared or in a state of readiness.
83. A fractional monetary unit of Japan and Indonesia and Cambodia.

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1. The sound like water splashing.
2. Molten rock in the earth's crust.
3. French romantic writer (1766-1817).
4. Evergreen Indian shrub with vivid yellow flowers whose bark is used in tanning.
5. Informal terms for a mother.
6. Harsh or corrosive in tone.
7. A unit of luminous flux equal to the amount of light given out through a solid angle of 1 steradian by a point source of 1 candela intensity radiating uniformly in all directions.
8. The younger of two major political parties in the United States.
9. A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trademarks Aleve and Anaprox and Aflaxen).
10. South American herb with sticky glandular foliage.
11. The dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia.
12. A translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color.
13. Being three more than fifty.
14. A fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate.
19. Stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles.
25. Small genus of perennial herbs having deadly poisonous tuberous roots.
27. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
30. One who works hard at boring tasks.
32. (Mexican) Ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beans.
33. Containing or involving or occurring in the form of ions.
34. With rapid movements.
36. A three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides.
38. Characteristic of false pride.
39. A state in northwestern North America.
42. An accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape.
43. An inhabitant of ancient Thebes.
46. Largest known toad species.
47. Roman statesman and philosopher who was and advisor to Nero (circa 4 BC - 65 AD).
50. Pronounce with a lowered velum.
54. A state in southwestern Germany famous for its beer.
57. (of words) Formed in imitation of a natural sound.
58. A short synopsis.
60. Suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress.
62. French revolutionary leader (born in Switzerland) who was a leader in overthrowing the Girondists and was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday (1743-1793).
66. Extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use.
67. (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') End v 1.
68. Of or related to or derived from oats.
70. A beautiful and graceful girl.
72. Tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites.
75. Bulky grayish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail.
76. A prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill.

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