CROSS­WORD 1454

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1. (in­for­mal) Roused to anger. 4. Some­thing con­sid­ered choice to eat. 12. A fed­er­a­tion of North Amer­i­can in­dus­trial unions that merged with the Amer­i­can Fed­er­a­tion of La­bor in 1955. 15. A unit of sur­face area equal to 100 square

me­ters. 16. A town in west cen­tral Florida on the Gulf

of Mex­ico. 17. A river in north cen­tral Switzer­land that

runs north­east into the Rhine. 18. The ac­tiv­ity of con­tribut­ing to the ful­fill­ment of a need or fur­ther­ance of an ef­fort or pur­pose. 20. The act of de­cid­ing to do some­thing. 21. Indigo bush. 23. A dull per­sis­tent (usu­ally mod­er­ately

in­tense) pain. 24. Seed ves­sel hav­ing hooks or prick­les. 27. Sub­merged aquatic plant hav­ing nar­row

leaves and small flow­ers. 29. A genus of tem­per­ate and arc­tic ev­er­green

trees (see spruce). 31. An of­fi­cial pros­e­cu­tor for a ju­di­cial district. 32. A white metal­lic el­e­ment that burns with a

bril­liant light. 33. The Uralic lan­guage spo­ken by the

Yeni­seian peo­ple. 34. Elec­tronic war­fare un­der­taken to in­sure ef­fec­tive friendly use of the elec­tro­mag­netic spectrum in spite of the en­emy's use of elec­tronic war­fare. 37. Add to the very end. 41. In bed. 43. An ex­pres­sion of greet­ing. 44. A close friend who ac­com­pa­nies his bud­dies in their ac­tiv­i­ties. 45. A unit of mag­ne­to­mo­tive force equal to

0.7958 am­pere-turns. 46. A soft sil­very metal­lic el­e­ment of the al­kali

earth group. 48. A col­or­less and odor­less in­ert gas. 50. Con­form­ing to an ul­ti­mate stan­dard of per­fec­tion or ex­cel­lence. 53. A great raja. 56. A city in south­ern Tur­key on the Sey­han

River. 57. Small beads made from pol­ished shells and for­merly used as money by na­tive Amer­i­cans. 59. Type genus of the Anati­dae. 60. A quan­tity of no im­por­tance. 62. An an­cient coun­try in west cen­tral Asia

Mi­nor. 64. Lack­ing self-con­fi­dence. 66. A soft yel­low mal­leable duc­tile (triva­lent

and uni­va­lent) metal­lic el­e­ment. 67. The ba­sic unit of money in Bangladesh. 70. An an­cient coun­try is south­west­ern Asia on

the east coast of the Mediter­ranean. 73. (Akka­dian) God of wis­dom. 75. A vinyl poly­mer used es­pe­cially in paints or

ad­he­sives. 77. The atomic weight of an el­e­ment that has the same com­bin­ing ca­pac­ity as a given weight of an­other el­e­ment. 78. Ti­tle for a civil or mil­i­tary leader (es­pe­cially

in Tur­key). 79. Mem­bra­nous tube with car­ti­lagi­nous rings that con­veys in­haled air from the lar­ynx to the bronchi. 83. The 21st let­ter of the Greek al­pha­bet. 84. De­cid­u­ous peren­nial herbs of South Africa. 85. Ex­tremely pleas­ing. 86. An awk­ward stupid per­son. 87. Eurasian peren­nial herb hav­ing pale pink

flow­ers and curved pods. 88. A loose sleeve­less outer gar­ment made

from aba cloth.

DOWN

1. United States naval of­fi­cer and his­to­rian

(1840-1914). 2. Any of sev­eral tall trop­i­cal palms na­tive to south­east­ern Asia hav­ing egg-shaped nuts. 3. A city in north-cen­tral In­dia. 4. A state in mid­west­ern United States. 5. A met­ri­cal unit with un­stressed-stressed syl­la­bles. 6. The part of a quadruped that cor­re­sponds to

the hu­man but­tocks. 7. An al­ka­loid medicine (trade name Kavrin)

ob­tained from opium. 8. The com­pass point mid­way be­tween south

and south­east. 9. A triva­lent metal­lic el­e­ment of the rare earth

group. 10. A highly un­sta­ble ra­dioac­tive el­e­ment (the

heav­i­est of the halo­gen series). 11. Gully or streambed in North Africa and the Mid­dle East that re­mains dry ex­cept dur­ing rainy sea­son. 12. A high-crowned black cap (usu­ally made of felt or sheep­skin) worn by men in Tur­key and Iran and the Cau­ca­sus. 13. The United Na­tions agency con­cerned with

atomic en­ergy. 14. A port city in north­west­ern Al­ge­ria and the

coun­try's 2nd largest city. 19. The state pre­vail­ing dur­ing the ab­sence of

war. 22. Com­bined or joined to in­crease in size or

quan­tity or scope. 25. Stalk of a moss cap­sule. 26. The quar­ter of many North African cities in

which the citadel is lo­cated. 28. A Chadic lan­guage spo­ken in Chad. 30. A duc­tile gray metal­lic el­e­ment of the lan­thanide series. 35. Largest crested screamer. 36. (Greek leg­end) The greedy king of Phry­gia who Diony­sus gave the power to turn ev­ery­thing he touched into gold. 38. A genus of Plo­cei­dae. 39. Ap­peal or re­quest earnestly. 40. A log­a­rith­mic unit of sound in­ten­sity. 42. A pe­riod marked by dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ter or

reck­oned from a fixed point or event. 47. A woman hired to suckle a child of some­one else. 49. The cap­i­tal and largest city of Yemen. 51. Squash bugs. 52. A per­son forced to flee from home or coun­try. 54. A city in north­ern In­dia. 55. An In­dian side dish of yo­gurt and chopped

cu­cum­bers and spices. 58. Jointed and nearly leaf­less desert shrub hav­ing re­duced scale­like leaves and red­dish fleshy seeds. 61. Type genus of the Cynip­i­dae. 63. A young up­wardly mo­bile pro­fes­sional per­son. 65. The hole that an an­chor rope passes

through. 68. Cubes of meat mar­i­nated and cooked on a

skewer usu­ally with veg­eta­bles. 69. Jor­dan's port. 71. Ti­tle for a civil or mil­i­tary leader (es­pe­cially

in Tur­key). 72. Marked by or show­ing un­af­fected sim­plic­ity and lack of guile or worldly ex­pe­ri­ence. 74. South Amer­i­can ar­madillo with three

bands of bony plates. 76. A man's sleeve­less gar­ment worn un­der­neath a coat. 80. A pe­riod of time spent sleep­ing. 81. Be­ing nine more than eighty. 82. A master's de­gree in fine arts.

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