Crossword Puzzle Number 773 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable.
5. The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs.
12. 3 to 30 kilohertz.
15. Gully or streambed in North Africa and the Middle East that remains dry except during rainy season.
16. Normal relaxed breathing.
17. A zodiacal constellation in northern hemisphere between Cancer and Virgo.
18. Pertaining to one of the small sacs (as in a compound gland).
20. New Guinea echidnas.
22. Small often spiny insectivorous mammal of Madagascar.
24. A New England state.
25. Muslims collectively and their civilization.
26. A town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean.
27. Profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger.
29. A member of the Siouan people formerly inhabiting the Black Hills of western South Dakota.
32. Putting something (as a literary work) into publishable form.
36. A unit of length equal to 1760 yards.
37. Armor plate that protects the chest.
40. A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.
41. Black tropical American cuckoo.
42. Food mixtures either arranged on a plate or tossed and served with a moist dressing.
45. An upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling).
47. A sock with a separation for the big toe.
48. Any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse.
49. (Akkadian) Father of the gods and consort of Tiamat.
50. Italian violin maker in Cremona.
53. (Old Testament) The first of the major Hebrew prophets (8th century BC).
56. A sultanate in northwestern Borneo.
58. A fine powder produced by the anthers of seed-bearing plants.
62. An organic compound that contains a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom which in turn is doubly bonded to another carbon atom.
66. Oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food.
69. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
70. Essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers.
72. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
73. Any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent.
77. An aromatic ointment used in antiquity.
78. English writer (1840-1893).
79. A light touch or stroke.

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1. A sharp blow.
2. A cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment).
3. (Norse mythology) Ruler of the Aesir.
4. English translator and Protestant martyr.
5. (classical mythology) A hero noted for his strength.
6. A soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element.
7. Enlarged prostate.
8. Not out.
9. Tall grass of New Zealand grown for plumelike flower heads.
10. A former agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States.
11. An island in the south Pacific.
12. Large lipoproteins rich in triglycerides.
13. A Russian river.
14. A mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid.
19. Type genus of the family Arcidae.
21. (Babylonian and Assyrian) Goddess of love and fertility and war.
23. A literary language of Chinese Turkestan (named for one of the sons of Genghis Khan).
28. A condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders.
30. Tropical American tree bearing a small edible fruit with green leathery skin and sweet juicy translucent pulp.
31. A name that has been assumed temporarily.
33. An immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ.
34. Speak in a nasal voice.
35. An Indian gum from the dhawa tree.
38. Tropical American tree grown in southern United States having a whitish pink-tinged fruit.
39. A region of Malaysia in northeastern Borneo.
43. The shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code.
44. A heavy brittle diamagnetic trivalent metallic element (resembles arsenic and antimony chemically).
46. French painter (1868-1940).
51. A United Nations agency created to assist developing nations by loans guaranteed by member governments.
52. United States neuroscientist noted for his studies of the neural basis of vision (born in 1926).
54. A toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium.
55. An associate degree in nursing.
57. An intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores.
59. Lake in northwestern Russia near the border with Finland.
60. Of or relating to or affecting a lobe.
61. American professional baseball player who hit more home runs than Babe Ruth (born in 1934).
63. (used with singular count nouns) Colloquial for `not a' or `not one' or `never a'.
64. A distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list.
65. Fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan.
67. An amino acid that is found in the central nervous system.
68. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
71. An associate degree in applied science.
74. A soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures).
75. A yellow trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group.
76. A public promotion of some product or service.

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