Crossword Puzzle Number 804 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles.
4. Genus of scapose herbs of North and South America having large edible bulbs.
12. Fish eggs or egg-filled ovary.
15. An anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling of light-headedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months.
16. Of or relating to the evolutionary development of organisms.
17. Leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper.
18. Thigh of a hog (usually smoked).
19. Characterized by absence of emotional agitation.
20. Formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water.
22. By bad luck.
24. The basic unit of electric current adopted under the System International d'Unites.
25. Resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy.
27. (of a young animal) Abandoned by its mother and raised by hand.
30. United States biochemist who discovered how genes act by regulating definite chemical events (1909-1975).
33. Line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a railway system.
37. Mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls.
40. A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it.
41. Characteristic of a mob.
42. Upright deciduous plant with crimson pods and seeds.
44. A broken piece of a brittle artifact.
45. Manufactured in standard sizes to be shipped and assembled elsewhere.
48. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.
50. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
51. Leave voluntarily.
52. Not only so, but.
54. A public promotion of some product or service.
55. A white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily.
57. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
59. The square of a body of any size of type.
64. A high-crowned black cap (usually made of felt or sheepskin) worn by men in Turkey and Iran and the Caucasus.
68. A region of central Europe rich in deposits of coal and iron ore.
71. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
72. A poplar that is widely cultivated in the United States.
74. An indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp.
75. Any place of complete bliss and delight and peace.
76. Rich Middle Eastern cake made of thin layers of flaky pastry filled with nuts and honey.
78. A rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion.
79. Roman Emperor notorious for his monstrous vice and fantastic luxury (was said to have started a fire that destroyed much of Rome in 64) but the Empire remained prosperous during his rule (37-68).
80. Common gray wild goose of Europe.
81. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.

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1. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
2. Any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples.
3. Designer drug designed to have the effects of amphetamines (it floods the brain with serotonin) but to avoid the drug laws.
4. The unit of frequency.
5. Having the leading position or higher score in a contest.
6. Bulldog ants.
7. A city in northwestern Syria.
8. A fractional monetary unit of Japan and Indonesia and Cambodia.
9. Any plant of the genus Stevia or the closely related genus Piqueria having glutinous foliage and white or purplish flowers.
10. Being one more than one.
11. Any organic compound formed by adding alcohol molecules to aldehyde molecules.
12. A training program to prepare college students to be commissioned officers.
13. Evergreen trees and shrubs having oily one-seeded fruits.
14. A British peer ranking below a Marquess and above a Viscount.
21. Formerly a contemptuous term of address to an inferior man or boy.
23. Worthless people.
26. A fee charged for exchanging currencies.
28. Before noon.
29. Of or relating to a language that arises from contact between two other languages and has features of both.
31. Regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a god).
32. Wasting of the body during a chronic disease.
34. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Missouri river valley in NE Nebraska.
35. Wear away.
36. A small low-powered electrically powered vehicle driven on a special platform where there are many others to be dodged.
38. The compass point that is one point north of northwest.
39. African mahogany trees.
43. South American wood sorrel cultivated for its edible tubers.
46. Of or relating to or characteristic of the Philippines or its people or customs.
47. Small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World.
49. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
53. South African plant widely cultivated for its showy pure white spathe and yellow spadix.
56. A small pellet fired from an air rifle or BB gun.
58. Talks a great deal about uninteresting topics.
60. American author of inspirational adventure stories for boys.
61. A large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm.
62. Conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence.
63. The capital and largest city of Bangladesh.
65. An officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer.
66. Open-heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart.
67. Flightless New Zealand rail of thievish disposition having short wings each with a spur used in fighting.
69. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
70. God of love and erotic desire.
73. A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter.
77. A state in the eastern United States.

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