Crossword Puzzle Number 769 (Medium Grid)

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1. Thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord.
4. English poet remembered as author of the Canterbury Tales (1340-1400).
11. A composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines.
15. A reproach for some lapse or misdeed.
16. Minced cooked meat or fish coated in egg and breadcrumbs and fried in deep fat.
17. The capital of Western Samoa.
18. 100 thebe equal 1 pula.
20. A compound in which the hydrogen atoms of a hydrocarbon have been replaced by bromine and other halogen atoms.
21. A three-tone Chadic language.
22. A member of the Mayan people of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.
23. Germanic barbarian leader who ended the western Roman Empire in 476 and became the first barbarian ruler of Italy (434-493).
25. An artificial language for international use that rejects rejects all existing words and is based instead on an abstract analysis of ideas.
26. The highest level or degree attainable.
28. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
29. Fruit of the oak tree.
32. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
34. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
38. The capital of Tajikistan.
40. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
41. A recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs.
42. Silver-coated candy bead for decorating cakes.
46. A body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land.
47. A sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice.
49. A republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula.
51. A period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event.
52. Belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler.
54. A theatrical performer.
55. A Mid-Atlantic state.
58. A constitutional monarchy on the western part of the islands of Samoa in the South Pacific.
60. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
62. An early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940).
64. Youngest daughter of the prophet Mohammed and wife of the fourth calif Ali.
68. A belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school.
71. Absent without permission.
72. A Russian river.
74. An indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp.
76. Exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health.
77. Of or relating to a pointed conical tooth.
80. The main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants.
81. Someone whose job is to dye cloth.
82. Medium-sized penguins occurring in large colonies on the Adelie coast of Antarctica.
83. A small cake leavened with yeast.


1. Showily imitative of art or artists.
2. A Loloish language.
3. A detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work.
4. An unglazed heavy fabric.
5. An expression of greeting.
6. Corn bread wrapped in cabbage leaves and baked in hot ashes (Southern).
7. 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.
8. A republic in northwestern South America.
9. Submerged freshwater perennials.
10. A city in western Nevada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
11. The basic unit of money in Macao.
12. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
13. A genus of Mustelidae.
14. A flat-bottomed volcanic crater that was formed by an explosion.
19. The rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written).
24. A state in the eastern United States.
27. A ductile gray metallic element of the lanthanide series.
30. A toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles.
31. Port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay.
33. Any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples.
35. Any monetary aid.
36. Greek poet whose existing works describe rural life and the genealogies of the gods and the beginning of the world (eighth century BC).
37. A member of the Semitic speaking people of northern Ethiopia.
39. The hair growing on the lower part of a man's face.
43. A wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface.
44. West Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice.
45. Tropical American tree producing cacao beans.
48. A nonenterprising person who is not paying his way.
50. African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread.
53. A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms.
56. A worker who attaches something by nailing it.
57. A human limb.
59. A master's degree in education.
61. Eaten as mush or as a thin gruel.
63. A genus of temperate and arctic evergreen trees (see spruce).
65. Distant in either space or time.
66. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.
67. The lower house of the parliament of the Republic of Ireland.
69. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
70. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
73. The compass point that is midway between north and northeast.
75. A white linen liturgical vestment with sleeves.
78. A hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion.
79. The branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication.

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