CROSSWORD 1649

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ACROSS

1. A three-tone Chadic lan­guage. 5. New in­for­ma­tion about spe­cific and timely

events. 12. Come into the pos­ses­sion of some­thing con­crete or ab­stract. 15. Highly ex­cited. 16. French mime fa­mous for his sad-faced clown

(born in 1923). 17. A nu­cleic acid that trans­mits ge­netic in­for­ma­tion from DNA to the cy­to­plasm. 18. The third month of the civil year. 20. Small cake baked in a muf­fin tin. 22. A use­ful or valu­able qual­ity. 24. Small Old World bur­row­ing desert ro­dent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leap­ing. 25. Hav­ing the lead­ing po­si­tion or higher score in

a con­test. 28. Not ca­pa­ble of be­ing swayed or di­verted from

a course. 31. A por­ta­ble bra­zier that burns char­coal and has

a grill for cook­ing. 35. The act of slow­ing down or fall­ing be­hind. 36. Of or re­lat­ing to or char­ac­ter­is­tic of Asia or the

peo­ples of Asia or their lan­guages or cul­ture. 39. Be­ing pre­cisely fit­ting and right. 40. French an­thro­pol­o­gist who stud­ied the cra­ni­ums and brains of dif­fer­ent races of peo­ple. 42. Im­pe­rial dy­nasty that ruled China (most of the time) from 206 BC to 221 and ex­panded its bound­aries and de­vel­oped its bu­reau­cracy. 43. Aro­matic resin used in per­fume and in­cense. 44. Regis­ter for­mally. 46. (Baby­lo­nian) The sky god. 47. Lack­ing or de­prive of the sense of hear­ing

wholly or in part. 49. A cephalosporin that can be given par­enter­ally (trade name Zi­nacef ) or orally by tablets (trade name Ceftin). 52. A doc­tor's de­gree in op­tom­e­try. 53. A piece of land held un­der the feu­dal sys­tem. 56. A for­mal ex­pres­sion of praise. 60. West In­dian tree hav­ing racemes of fra­grant white flow­ers and yield­ing a durable tim­ber and resinous juice. 62. Rel­a­tively large ro­dents with sharp erec­tile

bris­tles min­gled with the fur. 66. A loose sleeve­less outer gar­ment made from

aba cloth. 67. Small de­pres­sion un­der the shoul­der joint

where the arm joins the shoul­der. 70. A city in south­ern Turkey on the Sey­han River. 71. A space­craft that car­ries as­tro­nauts from the com­mand mod­ule to the sur­face of the moon and back. 72. Red breed of do­mes­tic rab­bits. 74. Hor­mone pro­duced early in preg­nancy by the

pla­centa. 75. A fed­eral agency es­tab­lished to reg­u­late the re­lease of new foods and health-re­lated prod­ucts. 76. A great raja. 77. (mean­ing lit­er­ally `born') Used to in­di­cate the

maiden or fam­ily name of a mar­ried woman.

DOWN

1. The ba­sic unit of money in Bangladesh. 2. Ar­mor plate that pro­tects the chest. 3. Scot­tish ex­plorer who led Arc­tic ex­pe­di­tions that yielded ge­o­graphic dis­cov­er­ies while search­ing for the North­west Pas­sage (17771856). 4. Bright with a steady but sub­dued shin­ing. 5. The widely stud­ied plant virus that causes

tobacco mo­saic. 6. A state in mid­west­ern United States. 7. Caus­ing fear or dread or ter­ror. 8. Be­ing nine more than ninety. 9. An acute in­flam­ma­tory dis­ease oc­cur­ring in the

in­testines of pre­ma­ture in­fants. 10. French post-im­pres­sion­ist painter who

worked in the South Pa­cific (1848-1903). 11. Of sur­pass­ing ex­cel­lence. 12. Taken or to be taken at ran­dom. 13. (Sume­rian) Wa­ter god and god of wis­dom. 14. A unit of weight used in east Asia ap­prox­i­mately equal to 1.3 ounces. 19. A col­or­less volatile wa­ter-sol­u­ble liq­uid alde­hyde used chiefly in man­u­fac­ture of acetic acid and per­fumes and drugs. 21. Of the color of cream. 23. A Chadic lan­guage spo­ken south of Lake

Chad. 26. Half the width of an em. 27. A repet­i­tive song in which as many syl­la­bles

as nec­es­sary are as­signed to a sin­gle tone v 1. 29. Ex­ple­tives used in­for­mally as in­ten­si­fiers. 30. 100 agorot equal 1 shekel. 32. A hard med­i­cated paste made of lard or oil

mixed with wax or resin. 33. Rup­ture in smooth muscle tis­sue through

which a bod­ily struc­ture pro­trudes. 34. God­dess of spring and wife of Bragi. 37. A pack­age of sev­eral things tied to­gether for

car­ry­ing or stor­ing. 38. A plant hor­mone pro­mot­ing elon­ga­tion of

stems and roots. 41. Cof­fee trees. 45. A Chadic lan­guage spo­ken south of Lake

Chad. 48. Large genus of trop­i­cal Amer­i­can vines hav­ing

showy of­ten spot­ted um­bel­late flow­ers. 50. Small creep­ing ev­er­green shrubs. 51. Widely known and es­teemed. 54. Pre­serve a dead body. 55. Any of var­i­ous or­chids of the genus Ble­tia hav­ing pseudo-bulbs and erect leaf­less racemes of large pur­ple or pink flow­ers. 57. Wild or do­mes­ti­cated South Amer­i­can cud­chew­ing an­i­mal re­lated to camels but smaller and lack­ing a hump. 58. Make a vi­brant noise, of grasshop­pers or

ci­cadas. 59. A pub­lic pro­mo­tion of some prod­uct or ser­vice. 61. In bed. 63. Ger­man chemist who was co-dis­cov­erer with

Lise Meit­ner of nu­clear fis­sion (1879-1968). 64. Be­long­ing to some prior time. 65. A mea­sur­ing in­stru­ment for mea­sur­ing and in­di­cat­ing a quan­tity or for testing con­form­ity with a stan­dard. 68. The ra­tio of the dis­tance trav­eled (in miles) to

the time spent trav­el­ing (in hours). 69. Chiefly peren­nial grasses of cool tem­per­ate

re­gions. 73. A per­son who an­nounces and plays pop­u­lar

recorded mu­sic.

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