Crossword Puzzle Number 979 (Medium Grid)

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ACROSS

1. Chiefly perennial grasses of cool temperate regions.
4. Mark wit pockmarks.
12. A Turkish unit of weight equal to about 2.75 pounds.
15. (Judaism) Sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments.
16. A person with a record of successes.
17. (in golf) The standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course.
18. The basic unit of money in Iran.
20. Of or relating to the island monarchy of Tonga or its people.
22. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
23. Omnivorous mammal of Central and South America.
24. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
25. (botany) Of or relating to the axil.
27. A popular vacation spot in the Canadian Rockies.
30. A linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form v 1.
34. Not only so, but.
37. The elapsed time it takes for a signal to travel from Earth to a spacecraft (or other body) and back to the starting point.
40. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
41. The basic unit of electric current adopted under the System International d'Unites.
45. A prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill.
46. Ability to perform or produce.
48. Aromatic Eurasian perennial.
50. Having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections.
51. Any of several tropical American trees of the genus Andira.
52. Very attentive or observant.
54. A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light.
57. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
59. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
66. Light informal conversation for social occasions.
69. The mints.
70. Soreness and warmth caused by friction.
71. An actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech.
72. A player in a band (especially a military band).
75. (informal) Roused to anger.
76. A condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders.
77. A unit of information equal to one billion (1,000,000,000) bytes or one thousand megabytes.
78. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.

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1. A kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term).
2. A projecting bay window corbeled or cantilevered out from a wall.
3. Jordan's port.
4. An informal term for a father.
5. The month following September and preceding November.
6. A block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object.
7. Obtained from various tropical plants.
8. Large Old World bat of warm and tropical regions that feeds on fruit.
9. A new embodiment of a familiar idea.
10. A proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys.
11. A colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses.
12. Large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterranean.
13. (Polynesian) An alcoholic drink made from the aromatic roots of the kava shrub.
14. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
19. Wood of a larch tree.
21. A port in western Israel on the Mediterranean.
26. Skillful (or showing skill) in adapting means to ends.
28. The syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization.
29. A resin used in adhesives and paints.
31. Bringing death.
32. Humorously sarcastic or mocking.
33. Abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes.
35. (computer science) A system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that is generated at the recipient's terminal when he logs in.
36. Fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh.
38. United States poet and critic (1899-1979).
39. Irish nationalist leader (1846-1891).
42. Singing jazz.
43. Weight to be borne or conveyed.
44. Prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635).
47. A river in northern England that flows southeast through West Yorkshire.
49. Cut off the testicles.
53. A federal agency that supervises carriers that transport goods and people between states.
55. New Zealand conifer.
56. English monk and scholar (672-735).
58. Small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World.
60. (computer science) A data transmission rate (bits/second) for modems.
61. In bed.
62. 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.
63. The taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth.
64. An organization of military land forces.
65. An inflammatory disease involving the sebaceous glands of the skin.
67. (old-fashioned) At or from or to a great distance.
68. English monk and scholar (672-735).
73. A metallic element having four allotropic forms.
74. A highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series).

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