Crossword Puzzle Number 899 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived.
4. A small family of tunicates in the class Thaliacea.
12. A group of Niger-Congo languages spoken primarily in southeastern Mali and northern Ghana.
15. An accidental happening.
16. A mining town in southern Wales.
17. A metal-bearing mineral valuable enough to be mined.
18. Goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment.
19. The craniometric point at the bridge of the nose where the frontal and nasal bones of the skull meet.
20. Insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs.
22. An indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp.
24. Being the only one.
25. Small tropical American tree bearing edible plumlike fruit.
26. A shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary.
28. British informal.
31. Greek mythology.
36. South American armadillo with three bands of bony plates.
37. Make steady.
38. Moving quickly and lightly.
40. An abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface.
42. The form of theological rationalism that believes in God on the basis of reason without reference to revelation.
43. To make a mistake or be incorrect.
44. The quarter of many North African cities in which the citadel is located.
46. Awaken once again.
49. The 7th letter of the Greek alphabet.
50. Produced or growing in extreme abundance.
52. The basic unit of money in Gambia.
53. A decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody.
55. A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light.
57. (prefix) In front of or before in space.
58. Australian shrubs and small trees with evergreen usually spiny leaves and dense clusters of showy flowers.
60. A male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917).
63. An antibacterial drug (trade names Rifadin and Rimactane) used to treat tuberculosis.
66. Remote city of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for security reasons) was made the capital in 1998.
70. Highly excited.
71. Genus of beetles whose grubs feed mainly on roots of plants.
74. A unit of electrical power in an AC circuit equal to the power dissipated when 1 volt produces a current of 1 ampere.
75. The scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals.
76. A tricycle (usually propelled by pedalling).
77. A benevolent aspect of Devi.
78. A Polynesian rain dance performed by a woman.
79. Extreme mental retardation.
80. A member of a Mayan people of southwestern Guatemala.

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1. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
2. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
3. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
4. The capital and largest city of Yemen.
5. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
6. Impaired by diminution.
7. Blue sharks.
8. A material effigy that is worshipped as a god.
9. A native or inhabitant of Denmark.
10. A colorless and odorless inert gas.
11. Suggestive of the supernatural.
12. A gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced.
13. In or relating to or obtained from urine.
14. Make anew.
21. Extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use.
23. A sweet innocent baby.
27. An embroidered rug made from a coarse Indian felt.
29. A narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative.
30. A state in midwestern United States.
32. A set of two similar things considered as a unit.
33. Other than what is under consideration or implied.
34. The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal).
35. A long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor.
39. Large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal.
41. A deep bow.
45. A member of the Siouan people formerly living in the western Dakotas.
47. A state in northwestern United States on the Pacific.
48. Fear resulting from the awareness of danger.
51. United States feminist (born in 1934).
54. A Bantu language spoken by the Chaga people in northern Tanzania.
56. A highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series).
59. A positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device.
61. East Indian tree yielding a resin used medicinally and burned as incense.
62. Jordan's port.
64. An Eskimo hut.
65. A young horse.
67. The female reproductive cell.
68. A Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism.
69. The biblical name for ancient Syria.
72. A unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour.
73. A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body.

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