CROSSWORD 1473

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1. A newt in its ter­res­trial stage of de­vel­op­ment. 4. Is­land coun­try in the At­lantic east of Florida

and Cuba. 11. South African term for `boss'. 15. A river in north cen­tral Switzer­land that

runs north­east into the Rhine. 16. Ei­ther of two flat tri­an­gu­lar bones one on each side of the shoul­der in hu­man be­ings. 17. An in­flam­ma­tory dis­ease in­volv­ing the

se­ba­ceous glands of the skin. 18. A painful emo­tion re­sult­ing from an aware­ness of in­ad­e­quacy or guilt. 20. Re­lat­ing to or caused by a virus. 21. A strate­gi­cally lo­cated monar­chy on the south­ern and eastern coasts of the Ara­bian Penin­sula. 22. Trop­i­cal starchy tuber­ous root. 24. The su­pe­rior of a group of nuns. 26. An of­fi­cial lan­guage of the Repub­lic of

South Africa. 28. Port city on south­ern Hon­shu on Osaka

Bay. 30. Hav­ing the lead­ing po­si­tion or higher score

in a con­test. 34. Di­vulge in­for­ma­tion or se­crets. 38. A form of Ja­panese po­etry. 41. A unit of sur­face area equal to 100 square

me­ters. 42. A white pow­der used as a pig­ment for its

high cov­er­ing power and dura­bil­ity. 43. Some­one em­ployed to col­lect and dis­pose

of refuse. 46. Any prop­erty de­tected by the ol­fac­tory sys­tem. 47. (in­for­mal) Roused to anger. 49. (usu­ally fol­lowed by `to') Full of ea­ger­ness. 50. That is to say. 52. A for­mer Bri­tish gold coin worth 21 chill­ings. 53. A yel­low triva­lent metal­lic el­e­ment of the

rare earth group. 57. Any of nu­mer­ous lo­cal fer­til­ity and na­ture deities wor­shipped by an­cient Semitic peo­ples. 59. A heavy odor­less col­or­less gas formed dur­ing res­pi­ra­tion and by the de­com­po­si­tion of or­ganic sub­stances. 61. Of or re­lat­ing to or char­ac­ter­is­tic of Greece

or the Greeks. 64. A wheeled ve­hi­cle adapted to the rails of

rail­road. 69. Con­tain­ing or in­volv­ing or oc­cur­ring in the

form of ions. 70. A fleshy wrin­kled and of­ten brightly col­ored fold of skin hang­ing from the neck or throat of cer­tain birds (chick­ens and tur­keys) or lizards. 73. A loose sleeve­less outer gar­ment made

from aba cloth. 74. Type genus of the Ru­taceae. 76. A space­craft that car­ries as­tro­nauts from the com­mand mod­ule to the sur­face of the moon and back. 77. Made of fir or pine. 78. A fes­ti­val featuring African-Amer­i­can cul­ture. 79. A fed­eral agency es­tab­lished to reg­u­late the re­lease of new foods and health-re­lated prod­ucts.

DOWN

1. Free­dom from dif­fi­culty or hard­ship or ef­fort. 2. King of Saudi Ara­bia since 1982 (born in 1922). 3. (Bri­tish) Tra­di­tional jazz as re­vived in the 1950s. 4. A fa­tal dis­ease of cat­tle that af­fects the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem. 5. A ra­dioac­tive el­e­ment of the ac­tinide se­ries. 6. Czech drama­tist and states­man whose plays op­posed to­tal­i­tar­i­an­ism and who served as pres­i­dent of Cze­choslo­vakia from 1989 to 1992 and pres­i­dent of the Czech Repub­lic since 1993 (born in 1936). 7. The cap­i­tal of Western Samoa. 8. United States pub­lisher (born in Aus­tralia in 1931). 9. A flat wing-shaped process or wing­like part of an or­gan­ism. 10. A deep bow. 11. African tree hav­ing an ex­ceed­ingly thick trunk and fruit that re­sem­bles a gourd and has an edi­ble pulp called mon­key bread. 12. The high­est level or de­gree at­tain­able. 13. Type genus of the Anati­dae. 14. A strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a num­ber of eu­pho­ri­ant and hal­lu­cino­genic drugs are pre­pared. 19. A Chadic lan­guage spo­ken south of Lake Chad. 23. A soft sil­very metal­lic el­e­ment of the al­kali earth group. 25. A ra­dioac­tive transuranic el­e­ment. 27. A city in south­ern Turkey on the Sey­han River. 29. Any of a num­ber of fishes of the fam­ily Carangi­dae. 31. (of­ten used in com­bi­na­tion) Hav­ing hair as spec­i­fied. 32. (pre­fix) Within. 33. (Akka­dian) God of wis­dom. 35. A thin plate or layer (es­pe­cially of bone or min­eral). 36. A genus of orb-weav­ing spi­ders in­clud­ing com­mon gar­den spi­ders and barn spi­ders. 37. A re­gion whose eastern part is Bangladesh and western part is in­cluded in In­dia. 39. Ar­bo­real snake of cen­tral and south­ern Africa whose bite is of­ten fa­tal. 40. (Old Tes­ta­ment) The el­dest son of Isaac who would have in­her­ited the Covenant that God made with Abra­ham and that Abra­ham passed on to Isaac. 44. The cap­i­tal and largest city of Mon­go­lia. 45. Re­lat­ing to or char­ac­ter­is­tic of a tribe. 48. (in­for­mal) Of the high­est qual­ity. 51. Ti­tle for a civil or mil­i­tary leader (es­pe­cially in Turkey). 54. Of or be­long­ing to an ae­cium. 55. Con­cern­ing those not mem­bers of the clergy. 56. A par­enteral cephalosporin (trade names Fort az and Taz­icef) used to treat mod­er­ate in­fec­tions. 58. A woman gos­sip. 60. A rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the Vir­gin Mary mourn­ing over the dead body of Je­sus. 62. A dis­so­lute man in fash­ion­able so­ci­ety. 63. The com­pass point that is one point west of north­west. 65. Type genus of the Al­ci­dae com­pris­ing solely the ra­zor­bill. 66. Young of do­mes­tic cat­tle. 67. In bed. 68. Avatar of Vishnu. 71. A con­stel­la­tion in the south­ern hemi­sphere near Te­le­scopium and Norma. 72. Be­ing one more than nine. 75. A state in north­west­ern North Amer­ica.

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