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1. Char­ac­ter­is­tic of a mob. 4. Dou­ble-walled stage of the em­bryo suc­ceed­ing the blas­tula. 12. God of the un­der­world. 15. Any of var­i­ous pri­mates with short tails or no tail at all. 16. Taken be­fore a meal as an ap­pe­tizer. 17. (com­puter sci­ence) A cod­ing sys­tem that in­cor­po­rates ex­tra par­ity bits in or­der to de­tect er­rors. 18. Hav­ing lead­er­ship guid­ance. 19. Pe­ri­ap­sis in or­bit around the moon. 20. The cry made by sheep. 21. Some­one who works (or pro­vides work­ers) dur­ing a strike. 23. A net­work of in­ter­sect­ing blood ves­sels or in­ter­sect­ing nerves or in­ter­sect­ing lymph ves­sels. 24. Small tree of dry open parts of south­ern Africa hav­ing erect an­gled branches sug­gest­ing can­de­labra. 26. An­gu­lar dis­tance above the hori­zon (es­pe­cially of a ce­les­tial ob­ject). 29. With­out moral stan­dards or prin­ci­ples. 33. Trop­i­cal Amer­i­can trees. 36. Feel­ings of ex­ces­sive pride. 37. A Loloish lan­guage. 39. (Baby­lo­nian) God of storms and wind. 40. Duct through which urine is dis­charged in most mam­mals and which serves as the male gen­i­tal duct. 42. Bulky gray­ish-brown ea­gle with a short wedge-shaped white tail. 43. A white metal­lic el­e­ment that burns with a bril­liant light. 44. The act of slow­ing down or fall­ing be­hind. 45. Jor­dan's port. 48. The habi­ta­tion of wild an­i­mals. 49. Any of a num­ber of fishes of the fam­ily Carangi­dae. 51. Re­lat­ing to or char­ac­ter­is­tic of the state or peo­ple of Alaska. 54. An of­fi­cial pros­e­cu­tor for a ju­di­cial dis­trict. 55. (Akka­dian) God of wis­dom. 56. A ra­dioac­tive el­e­ment of the ac­tinide se­ries. 58. (Scot­tish) Bluish-black or gray-blue. 63. Strike with dis­gust or re­vul­sion. 66. A coun­try on west­ern coast of Africa. 70. A genus of Mustel­idae. 71. (Baby­lo­nian) The sky god. 72. A ta­per­ing point. 75. (Ir­ish) The sea per­son­i­fied. 76. A moun­tain peak in south cen­tral Sri Lanka (7,360 feet high). 78. (in­for­mal) Of the high­est qual­ity. 79. Leaf or strip from a leaf of the tal­ipot palm used in In­dia for writ­ing pa­per. 80. A cut of pork ribs with much of the meat trimmed off. 81. A lo­cal com­puter net­work for com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween com­put­ers. of petroleum. 3. English monk and scholar (672-735). 4. A con­spic­u­ous dis­par­ity or dif­fer­ence as be­tween two fig­ures. 5. Some­one who copies the words or be­hav­ior of an­other. 6. (used es­pe­cially of veg­e­ta­tion) Hav­ing lost all mois­ture. 7. A plant of the genus Kniphofia hav­ing long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yel­low droop­ing flow­ers. 8. Cause an­noy­ance in. 9. (Sume­rian) Sun god. 10. Of or re­lat­ing to Lin­naeus or to the sys­tem of of tax­o­nomic classification that he pro­posed. 11. Re­gional and ar­chaic. 12. Hav­ing had the bones re­moved. 13. The United Na­tions agency con­cerned with civil avi­a­tion. 14. A fraud­u­lent busi­ness scheme. 22. The Jewish rite of cir­cum­ci­sion per­formed on a male child on the eighth day of his life. 25. An ore of boron con­sist­ing of hy­drated sodium bo­rate. 27. A nar­row thin strip of wood used as back­ing for plaster or to make lat­tice­work. 28. Trop­i­cal trees hav­ing pa­pery leaves and large fruit. 30. A per­cus­sion in­stru­ment con­sist­ing of a pair of hol­low pieces of wood or bone (usu­ally held be­tween the thumb and fin­gers) that are made to click to­gether (as by Span­ish dancers) in rhythm with the dance. 31. Lake in north­west­ern Rus­sia near the border with Fin­land. 32. A small con­stel­la­tion in the north­ern hemi­sphere near Cygnus and Draco. 34. Closed with a lace. 35. A city in south­ern Turkey on the Sey­han River. 38. Cubes of meat mar­i­nated and cooked on a skewer usu­ally with veg­eta­bles. 41. A Kwa lan­guage spo­ken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. 46. A sil­very duc­tile metal­lic el­e­ment found pri­mar­ily in baux­ite. 47. Of­fer­ing fun and gai­ety. 50. Panel form­ing the lower part of an in­te­rior wall when it is fin­ished dif­fer­ently from the rest. 52. A unit of in­for­ma­tion equal to 1024 bytes. 53. Greek mythol­ogy. 57. Any of sev­eral plants of the genus Ca­mas­sia. 59. Con­sti­tut­ing or hav­ing to do with or sug­ges­tive of a lit­er­ary epic. 60. (Zoroas­tri­an­ism) Ti­tle for benev­o­lent deities. 61. A sum­mary that re­peats the sub­stance of a longer dis­cus­sion. 62. Re­lat­ing to or near the ulna. 64. Any of sev­eral tall trop­i­cal palms na­tive to south­east­ern Asia hav­ing egg-shaped nuts. 65. Filled with a great quan­tity. 67. A blue dye ob­tained from plants or made syn­thet­i­cally. 68. A mem­ber of the North Amer­i­can In­dian peo­ple of Ari­zona and ad­ja­cent Mex­ico and Cal­i­for­nia. 69. 100 sene equal 1 tala. 73. The month fol­low­ing Fe­bru­ary and pre­ced­ing April. 74. Ex­tremely pleas­ing. 77. Be­ing one more than fifty.

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