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ACROSS 1. (usu­ally fol­lowed by `to') Nat­u­rally dis­posed

to­ward. 4. A de­hy­dro­genated ana­logue of cor­ti­sol (trade names Ora­sone or Delta­sone or Liq­uid Pred or Meti­corten). 11. A hor­mone pro­duced by the an­te­rior pi­tu­itary gland that stim­u­lates the adrenal cor­tex. 15. The longer of the two tele­graphic sig­nals

used in Morse code. 16. An em­ployee of a bank who re­ceives and

pays out money. 17. A mem­ber of the Siouan peo­ple for­merly liv­ing in the Mis­souri river val­ley in NE Ne­braska. 18. Lower in es­teem. 20. Minute float­ing marine tu­ni­cate hav­ing a trans­par­ent body with an open­ing at each end. 21. The 13th let­ter of the He­brew al­pha­bet. 22. An In­dian side dish of yo­gurt and chopped

cu­cum­bers and spices. 23. The chief solid com­po­nent of mam­malian

urine. 26. A soft sil­very metal­lic el­e­ment of the al­kali

earth group. 27. Not made ex­plicit. 30. Re­lat­ing to or as­so­ci­ated with Ara­bia or its

peo­ple. 33. A fed­er­a­tion of North Amer­i­can la­bor unions that merged with the Congress of In­dus­trial Or­ga­ni­za­tions in 1955. 34. The quar­ter of many North African cities in

which the citadel is lo­cated. 38. A small is­land. 42. (com­puter science) A unit for mea­sur­ing

the ex­e­cu­tion speed of com­put­ers. 43. A South Amer­i­can shrub whose leaves are

chewed by na­tives of the An­des. 44. Horny plate cov­er­ing and pro­tect­ing part

of the dor­sal sur­face of the dig­its. 45. A lyric poem with com­plex stanza forms. 46. A com­mer­cial leav­en­ing agent con­tain­ing

yeast cells. 48. Swelling from ex­ces­sive ac­cu­mu­la­tion of

serous fluid in tis­sue. 49. A trans­par­ent op­ti­cal de­vice used to con­verge or di­verge trans­mit­ted light and to form im­ages. 51. An in­de­his­cent fruit de­rived from a sin­gle ovary hav­ing one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or peri­carp. 54. A Kwa lan­guage spo­ken in Ghana and the

Ivory Coast. 55. A col­or­less and odor­less in­ert gas. 56. A sweet­ened bev­er­age of di­luted fruit

juice. 59. Bul­bous herb of southern Europe widely

nat­u­ral­ized. 63. French film­maker (1908-1982). 67. A moun­tain­ous is­land in east­ern

In­done­sia. 69. Speak­ing softly with­out vi­bra­tion of the

vo­cal cords. 71. Aus­tralian shrubs and small trees with ev­er­green usu­ally spiny leaves and dense clus­ters of showy flow­ers. 72. A mem­ber of a sea­far­ing group of North Amer­i­can In­di­ans who lived on the Pa­cific coast of Bri­tish Columbia and south­west­ern Alaska. 75. An im­por­tant sea­port on the Is­land of

Cebu in the Philip­pines. 76. De­void of warmth and cor­dial­ity. 77. A fam­ily of birds co­ex­ten­sive with the

or­der Rheiformes. 79. An Ara­bic speak­ing per­son who lives in

Ara­bia or North Africa. 80. An Amer­i­can doc­tor­ate usu­ally based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dis­ser­ta­tion. 81. A Dra­vid­ian lan­guage spo­ken in southern

In­dia. 82. A small cake leav­ened with yeast.

DOWN 1. The sixth month of the civil year. 2. A meta­bolic acid found in yeast and liver

cells. 3. Of or re­lat­ing to or char­ac­ter­is­tic of Thai­land

of its peo­ple. 4. A large group of is­lands in the south Pa­cific in­clud­ing Me­lane­sia and Mi­crone­sia and Poly­ne­sia (and some­times Aus­trala­sia and the Malay Archipelago). 5. An in­tensely ra­dioac­tive metal­lic el­e­ment that oc­curs in minute amounts in ura­nium ores. 6. An an­cient city on the Nile in Egypt. 7. An African river that flows north­west into

Lake Chad. 8. Treated with oil. 9. Type genus of the Nep­i­dae. 10. A pe­riod marked by dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ter

or reck­oned from a fixed point or event. 11. Be­fore noon. 12. A ro­tat­ing disk shaped to con­vert cir­cu­lar

into lin­ear mo­tion. 13. 100 thebe equal 1 pula. 14. (Old Tes­ta­ment) The min­is­ter of the Per­sian em­peror who hated the Jews and was hanged for plot­ting to mas­sacre them. 19. English his­to­rian noted for his con­sti­tu­tional history of me­dieval Eng­land (18251901). 24. (folk­lore) Fairies that are some­what mis­chievous. 25. A non­s­teroidal anti-in­flam­ma­tory drug

(trade name Cli­no­ril). 28. For­merly a term of re­spect for im­por­tant

white Euro­peans in colo­nial In­dia. 29. An amino acid that is found in the cen­tral

ner­vous sys­tem. 31. Some­one who takes spoils or plun­der (as

in war). 32. Made of wood of the aspen tree n. 35. Lean end of the neck. 36. Male cat. 37. A ra­dioac­tive el­e­ment of the ac­tinide

se­ries. 39. A branch of the Tai lan­guages. 40. Cap­i­tal and largest city and eco­nomic cen­ter of Peru. 41. A feel­ing of strong ea­ger­ness (usu­ally in

fa­vor of a per­son or cause). 47. The blood group whose red cells carry

both the A and B anti­gens. 50. A dress worn pri­mar­ily by Hindu women. 52. Tiny lob­ster-like crus­taceans usu­ally boiled

briefly. 53. Any of var­i­ous plants of the genus Althaea. 57. Go ashore. 58. The com­pass point mid­way be­tween

north­east and east. 60. Be­ing one more than two. 61. A resin used in ad­he­sives and paints. 62. Ash-col­ored or ane­mic look­ing from ill­ness

or emo­tion. 64. A drama set to mu­sic. 65. Cubes of meat mar­i­nated and cooked on a

skewer usu­ally with veg­eta­bles. 66. A pop­u­lar is­land re­sort in the Nether­lands

An­tilles. 68. (used of count nouns) Ev­ery one con­sid­ered in­di­vid­u­ally. 70. Some­one who works (or pro­vides work­ers)

dur­ing a strike. 73. Be­long­ing to or on be­half of a spec­i­fied

per­son (es­pe­cially your­self). 74. An agency of the United Na­tions af­fil­i­ated

with the World Bank. 78. (as­tron­omy) The an­gu­lar dis­tance of a ce­les­tial point mea­sured west­ward along the ce­les­tial equa­tor from the zenith cross­ing.

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