Crossword Puzzle Number 540 (Medium Grid)

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1. Any of various coarse shrubby plants of the genus Iva with small greenish flowers.
4. An adult's imitation of the speech of a young child.
12. Inquire about.
15. Tag the base runner to get him out.
16. A resident of Alabama.
17. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.
18. A person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy.
20. A tributary of the Rio Grande.
22. Before noon.
23. Exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health.
24. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
26. Polish filmmaker (born in 1929).
28. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
29. A member of the Caddo people who formerly lived in the Dakotas west of the Missouri river.
31. A member of the military police who polices soldiers and guards prisoners.
33. Of or relating to yoga.
34. An early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940).
37. A small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere.
40. The vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof.
42. A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element.
43. A bet that you can pick the first and second finishers in the right order.
46. The compass point that is one point east (clockwise) of due north.
48. 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.
49. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
52. A projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint.
54. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
56. The basic unit of money in Western Samoa.
57. Of or relating to near the ear.
60. (chemistry) P(otential of) H(ydrogen).
62. A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it.
65. Either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes.
68. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
72. 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.
75. A positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device.
77. The month following February and preceding April.
78. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
79. Roman general who was governor of Britain and extended Roman rule north to the Firth of Forth (37-93).
81. A plant hormone promoting elongation of stems and roots.
82. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
83. German publisher of a series of travel guidebooks (1801-1859).
84. A white linen liturgical vestment with sleeves.


1. A unit of length (in United States and Britain) equal to one twelfth of a foot.
2. A Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities.
3. A promontory in northern Morocco opposite the Rock of Gibraltar.
4. The cry made by sheep.
5. State capital of New York.
6. Common Indian weaverbird.
7. A soft silvery metallic element.
8. The sound made by a gentle blow.
9. Of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture.
10. Resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects.
11. Capable of being known.
12. A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal.
13. Any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae.
14. God of love and erotic desire.
19. Any cognitive content held as true.
21. A dress worn primarily by Hindu women.
25. A small piece of cloth.
27. A sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow).
30. Gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise.
32. Set in advance.
35. A member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the Black Hills of western South Dakota.
36. A native or inhabitant of Afghanistan.
38. A native or inhabitant of Iran.
39. Witnessed at first hand.
41. A small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gun.
44. Flightless New Zealand birds similar to gallinules.
45. In bed.
47. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
50. Acting according to certain accepted standards.
51. A support or foundation.
53. United States biochemist (born in Spain) who studied the biological synthesis of nucleic acids (born in 1905).
55. A colorless and odorless inert gas.
58. A radioactive transuranic metallic element.
59. Being one more than fifty.
61. Mix up or confuse.
63. The arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek.
64. (informal) Exceptionally good.
66. Set down according to a plan.
67. A sheltered and secluded place.
69. Type genus of the Amiidae.
70. Any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples.
71. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
73. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
74. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
76. The sense organ for hearing and equilibrium.
80. A rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys.

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