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1. A caus­tic de­ter­gent use­ful for re­mov­ing grease. 4. The curve the­o­ret­i­cally as­sumed by a per­fectly flex­i­ble and in­ex­ten­si­ble cord of uni­form den­sity and cross sec­tion hang­ing freely from two fixed points. 12. A state-char­tered sav­ings bank owned by its de­pos­i­tors and man­aged by a board of trustees. 15. A po­lice of­fi­cer who in­ves­ti­gates crimes. 16. An Old World rep­tile fam­ily of Sau­ria. 17. A Turk­ish unit of weight equal to about 2.75 pounds. 18. (Ir­ish) Mother of the an­cient Ir­ish gods. 19. A top worn by women. 20. Of or re­lat­ing to or mea­sured in ohms. 22. A very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet be­gun to walk or talk. 24. Hav­ing or caused by an ir­reg­u­lar sur­face. 26. The el­e­men­tary stages of any sub­ject (usu­ally plu­ral). 29. (of molten metal or glass) Formed by pour­ing or press­ing into a mold n 1. 30. Rhi­zoma­tous herb of In­dia hav­ing aro­matic seeds used as sea­son­ing. 34. Used of a sin­gle unit or thing. 37. (zool­ogy) Per­tain­ing to or char­ac­ter­is­tic of birds. 40. Ti­tle for a civil or mil­i­tary leader (es­pe­cially in Turkey). 42. The act of slow­ing down or fall­ing be­hind. 43. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B anti­gens. 45. A unit of sur­face area equal to 100 square me­ters. 46. Type genus of the Ari­idae. 48. Large lipopro­teins rich in triglyc­erides. 51. Any seed plant yield­ing bal­sam. 52. Web spin­ners. 54. Before noon. 59. The wife of a sheik. 63. Jor­dan's port. 65. An or­ga­ni­za­tion of coun­tries formed in 1961 to agree on a com­mon pol­icy for the sale of petroleum. 68. Large swift fly the fe­male of which sucks blood of var­i­ous an­i­mals. 69. Resin­like sub­stance se­creted by cer­tain lac in­sects. 70. Nar­cotic con­sist­ing of a tinc­ture of opium or any prepa­ra­tion in which opium is the main in­gre­di­ent. 74. A dark-skinned mem­ber of a race of peo­ple liv­ing in Aus­tralia when Euro­peans ar­rived. 75. In­ten­tion­ally so writ­ten (used af­ter a printed word or phrase). 76. Ro­man gen­eral who was gover­nor of Bri­tain and ex­tended Ro­man rule north to the Firth of Forth (37-93). 77. The month fol­low­ing Fe­bru­ary and pre­ced­ing April. 78. Leaf or strip from a leaf of the tal­ipot palm used in In­dia for writ­ing pa­per. 79. Shod with san­dals. 80. A loose sleeve­less outer gar­ment made from aba cloth. 4. A com­part­ment in front of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle where driver sits. 5. Bright with a steady but sub­dued shin­ing. 6. An ad­her­ent of any branch of Tao­ism. 7. Any of var­i­ous sys­tems of units for mea­sur­ing elec­tric­ity and mag­netism. 8. An ef­fort­ful at­tempt to at­tain a goal. 9. Chief port of Ye­men. 10. An in­tensely ra­dioac­tive metal­lic el­e­ment that oc­curs in minute amounts in ura­nium ores. 11. Of­fi­cer in the (cer­e­mo­nial) body­guard of the Bri­tish monarch. 12. Trop­i­cal Amer­i­can bird re­sem­bling a blue jay and hav­ing green­ish and bluish plumage. 13. A short the­atri­cal episode. 14. German or­gan­ist and con­tra­pun­tist (1685-1750). 21. A mi­nor He­brew prophet (8th century BC). 23. Trop­i­cal starchy tuber­ous root. 25. A burn cause by hot liq­uid or steam. 27. Wet spongy ground of de­com­pos­ing vege­ta­tion. 28. A met­ric unit of length equal to one hun­dredth of a me­ter. 31. Ev­er­green In­dian shrub with vivid yel­low flow­ers whose bark is used in tan­ning. 32. Bright­est star in Cen­tau­rus. 33. Squash bugs. 35. Be­ing one more than two. 36. English monk and scholar (672-735). 38. A ma­chine or per­son that adds. 39. A cor­po­ra­tion au­tho­rized by Congress to pro­vide a sec­ondary market for res­i­den­tial mort­gages. 41. Port city in north­west­ern Bel­gium and in­dus­trial cen­ter. 44. A sil­very duc­tile metal­lic el­e­ment found pri­mar­ily in baux­ite. 47. Cap­i­tal of mod­ern Mace­do­nia. 49. The branch of com­puter science that deal with writ­ing com­puter pro­grams that can solve problems cre­atively. 50. Ra­tio of the hy­potenuse to the op­po­site side. 53. A struc­ture in which one end is coun­ter­bal­anced by the other (as in a bas­cule bridge). 55. A Mid-At­lantic state. 56. Ticks hav­ing a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that pro­ject from the head. 57. The cap­i­tal and largest city of Bangladesh. 58. East In­dian tree bear­ing a pro­fu­sion of in­tense ver­mil­ion vel­vet-tex­tured blooms and yield­ing a yel­low dye. 60. Trop­i­cal Amer­i­can tree grown in south­ern United States hav­ing a whitish pink-tinged fruit. 61. Cubes of meat mar­i­nated and cooked on a skewer usu­ally with veg­eta­bles. 62. 100 agorot equal 1 shekel. 64. A hardy cab­bage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head. 66. Large bur­row­ing ro­dent of South and Cen­tral Amer­ica. 67. An or­ganic com­pound that con­tains a hy­droxyl group bonded to a car­bon atom which in turn is dou­bly bonded to an­other car­bon atom. 71. Ti­tle for a civil or mil­i­tary leader (es­pe­cially in Turkey). 72. A large vase that usu­ally has a pedestal or feet. 73. (in­for­mal) Roused to anger..

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