Crossword Puzzle Number 975 (Medium Grid)

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1. (of securities) Not quoted on a stock exchange.
4. Any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers.
12. (computer science) Protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network.
15. A colloid in a more solid form than a sol.
16. Easily calmed or pacified.
17. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
18. A dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage.
20. A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light.
21. A rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement).
23. A very light brown.
26. English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596).
27. A river that rises in eastern Kansas and flows eastward into Oklahoma to become a tributary of the Arkansas River.
28. A descent down a nearly vertical surface by using a doubled rope that is coiled around the body and attached to some higher point.
35. A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Clinoril).
40. Small space in a tissue or part such as the area between veins on a leaf or an insect's wing.
43. Of or relating to Aram or to its inhabitants or their culture or their language.
46. An authoritative direction or instruction to do something.
47. A self-funded retirement plan that allows you to contribute a limited yearly sum toward your retirement.
48. Winter aconite.
49. An organ in its earliest stage of development.
51. A lyric poet.
52. The compass point midway between northeast and east.
53. Carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end.
59. A coarse lace.
67. Jordan's port.
68. Dressed or clothed especially in fine attire.
71. Type genus of the Amiidae.
72. A bachelor's degree in theology.
73. Italian painter whose many paintings exemplify the ideals of the High Renaissance (1483-1520).
75. Plant with an elongated head of broad stalked leaves resembling celery.
76. An ugly evil-looking old woman.
77. An amine containing the double bond linkage -C=C-N-.
78. (Norse mythology) The primeval giant slain by Odin and his brothers and from whose body they created the world.

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1. English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957).
2. The third canonical hour.
3. A cigar made with light-colored tobacco.
4. An accountant certified by the state.
5. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
6. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
7. Any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae.
8. A state in midwestern United States.
9. Counting the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in 1 cubic millimeter of blood.
10. (Norse mythology) One of the Aesir known for his beauty and skill with bow and skis.
11. English economist noted for his studies of international trade and finance (born in 1907).
12. Bringing death.
13. (South African) A journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers).
14. Decrease gradually or bit by bit.
19. Of or relating to or supporting Islamism.
22. A spear with three prongs.
24. A heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances.
25. The sense organ for hearing and equilibrium.
29. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
30. Of or relating to a directionless magnitude.
31. (Irish) Mother of the Tuatha De Danann.
32. Being nine more than ninety.
33. A written statement of the grounds of complaint made to court law asking for the grievance to be redressed.
34. The common people generally.
36. Liquid excretory product.
37. A spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle.
38. The sound made by a horse.
39. A challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy.
41. The basic unit of money in South Africa.
42. Not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied.
44. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
45. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
50. Sour or bitter in taste.
54. A member of the Himalayan people living in Nepal and Tibet who are famous for their skill as mountaineers.
55. State capital of New York.
56. A unit of luminous flux equal to the amount of light given out through a solid angle of 1 steradian by a point source of 1 candela intensity radiating uniformly in all directions.
57. Move unobtrusively or furtively.
58. A Russian river.
60. A Loloish language.
61. 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.
62. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
63. Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions.
64. (Islam) The man who leads prayers in a mosque.
65. A native American tent.
66. A Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria.
69. A unit of electrical resistance equal to the resistance between two points on a conductor when a potential difference of one volt between them produces a current of one ampere.
70. The Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan.
74. An associate degree in nursing.

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