Crossword Puzzle Number 848 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. Syndrome resulting from a serious acute (sometimes fatal) infection associated with the presence of staphylococcus.
4. A minute scale (on a plant or fungus).
12. Any of various units of capacity.
15. A former agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States.
16. A planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky.
17. (used especially of commodities) In the natural unprocessed condition.
18. An amount of time.
20. A manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language.
21. Fermented alcoholic beverage similar to but heavier than beer.
22. Scale-like structure between the base of the wing and the halter of a two-winged fly.
25. (Norse mythology) God of light and peace and noted for his beauty and sweet nature.
26. An ancient port city in southwestern Spain.
28. A public promotion of some product or service.
30. A promontory in northern Morocco opposite the Rock of Gibraltar.
32. An explosive device fused to denote under specific conditions.
36. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
38. (astronomy) The angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing.
39. South American armadillo with three bands of bony plates.
40. (informal) Of the highest quality.
41. (Babylonian) God of wisdom and agriculture and patron of scribes and schools.
43. A game in which numbered balls are drawn and random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards.
44. An emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.).
47. An independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages.
50. The former capital and 2nd largest city of Brazil.
51. Regional and archaic.
53. Official record of the pedigree of purebred animals especially horses.
56. (South African) A camp defended by a circular formation of wagons.
58. A subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude.
59. Edible viscera of a butchered animal.
63. A rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors.
68. Lap that forms a cloth border doubled back and stitched down v 1.
69. A French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuries.
72. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
73. Game in which matchsticks are arranged in rows and players alternately remove one or more of them.
74. Instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal.
75. An emotional response that has been acquired by conditioning.
76. (Irish) Mother of the ancient Irish gods.
77. An airplane that can land on or take off from water.
78. A doctor's degree in education.

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1. Thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus.
2. Sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons.
3. Of inferior or mixed breed.
4. Full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals.
5. A relativistic quantum theory of the electromagnetic interactions of photons and electrons and muons.
6. 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.
7. The capital of Western Samoa.
8. Aristocratic Italian family of powerful merchants and bankers who ruled Florence in the 15th century.
9. A plumbing fixture (usually attached to the wall) used by men to urinate.
10. A Nilotic language.
11. Electronic warfare undertaken under direct control of an operational commander to locate sources of radiated electromagnetic energy for the purpose of immediate threat recognition.
12. (informal) Exceptionally good.
13. Round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games.
14. 100 lwei equal 1 kwanza.
19. Tropical American tree grown in southern United States having a whitish pink-tinged fruit.
23. United States evangelical preacher famous as a mass evangelist (born in 1918).
24. A member of a Turkic people of Uzbekistan and neighboring areas.
27. Distinctive and stylish elegance.
29. Coffee with the caffeine removed.
31. A small cake leavened with yeast.
33. A segment of DNA containing adjacent genes including structural genes and an operator gene and a regulatory gene.
34. A starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant.
35. English lyric poet (1887-1915).
37. English monk and scholar (672-735).
42. A former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia.
45. A mountain peak in the Andes in Argentina (21,654 feet high).
46. Winter aconite.
48. A highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series).
49. A learner who is enrolled in an educational institution.
52. Any of several more or less arboreal marsupials somewhat resembling martens.
54. An imaginary creature represented as a white horse with a long horn growing from its forehead.
55. A port city on the Caspian Sea that is the capital of Azerbaijan and an important center for oil production.
57. An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.
60. A major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world.
61. The 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet.
62. The capital and largest city of Yemen.
64. Cry weakly or softly.
65. A cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment).
66. In bed.
67. A unit of length equal to 3 feet.
70. A state of southwestern India.
71. A transuranic element that has not been found in nature.

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