CROSS­WORD 1651

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ACROSS

1. Be­ing three more than fifty. 5. A steep ar­ti­fi­cial slope in front of a for­ti­fi­ca­tion. 11. A closed sac that de­vel­ops ab­nor­mally in

some body struc­ture. 15. Dutch astronomer who proved that the galaxy is ro­tat­ing and pro­posed the ex­is­tence of the Oort cloud (1900-1992). 16. Some­what ill or prone to ill­ness. 17. A mem­ber of the Shoshon­ean peo­ple of

north­east­ern Ari­zona. 18. A state in the west­ern United States. 19. Treated with con­tempt. 21. Flight­less New Zealand birds sim­i­lar to

gallinules. 23. A duc­tile gray metal­lic el­e­ment of the lan­thanide se­ries. 25. A Bantu lan­guage spo­ken by the Kamba peo­ple in Kenya. 28. Of or re­lat­ing to the per­ineum. 31. Sub­mersible ves­sel for one or two per­sons. 35. A rapid bustling com­mo­tion. 36. A comic in­ci­dent or se­ries of in­ci­dents. 38. Ti­tle for a civil or mil­i­tary leader (es­pe­cially in

Turkey). 39. A tri­cy­cle (usu­ally pro­pelled by ped­alling). 41. A triva­lent metal­lic el­e­ment of the rare earth

group. 42. The act of slow­ing down or fall­ing be­hind. 43. In­di­cat­ing the most im­por­tant per­former or

role. 44. At full speed. 48. Re­lat­ing to or near the ulna. 49. An in­de­his­cent fruit de­rived from a sin­gle ovary hav­ing one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or peri­carp. 50. Trop­i­cal starchy tuber­ous root. 51. A toxic non­metal­lic el­e­ment re­lated to sul­fur

and tel­lurium. 53. The fed­eral agency that in­sures res­i­den­tial

mort­gages. 55. A pub­lic pro­mo­tion of some prod­uct or ser­vice. 57. A loose sleeve­less outer gar­ment made from

aba cloth. 61. A de­feat of the Per­sian army by the Greeks in

479 BC. 65. Type genus of the An­him­i­dae. 68. A river in north cen­tral Switzer­land that runs

north­east into the Rhine. 69. Lack­ing or in­di­cat­ing lack of con­fi­dence or

as­sur­ance. 72. Cubes of meat mar­i­nated and cooked on a

skewer usu­ally with veg­eta­bles. 73. Be­ing two more than fifty. 74. Fall­ing in drops or as if fall­ing like rain. 76. The ba­sic unit of money in Iran. 77. (com­puter science) A cod­ing sys­tem that in­cor­po­rates ex­tra par­ity bits in or­der to de­tect er­rors. 78. Changed in or­der to im­prove or made more

fit for a par­tic­u­lar pur­pose. 79. A river in north cen­tral Switzer­land that runs

north­east into the Rhine.

DOWN

1. An awk­ward stupid per­son. 2. A tiny or scarcely de­tectable amount. 3. A repub­lic in the Mid­dle East in west­ern Asia. 4. A Greek is­land west of Greece. 5. Some­thing tran­si­tory. 6. Re­lat­ing to or char­ac­ter­is­tic of or oc­cur­ring on

the sea or ships. 7. A cry ex­press­ing dis­ap­proval. 8. Widely cul­ti­vated in trop­i­cal and sub­trop­i­cal re­gions for its fra­grant flow­ers and col­or­ful fruits. 9. Hav­ing any of nu­mer­ous bright or strong col­ors rem­i­nis­cent of the color of blood or cher­ries or toma­toes or ru­bies. 10. A sliver-white metal­lic el­e­ment of the plat­inum group that re­sem­bles plat­inum. 11. Af­fect­edly trendy. 12. A Hindu the­is­tic phi­los­o­phy. 13. An edi­ble tu­ber na­tive to South Amer­ica. 14. Hoop that cov­ers a wheel. 20. The bi­va­lent rad­i­cal UO2 which forms salts

with acids. 22. A small rail­road car pro­pelled by hand or by a

small mo­tor. 24. An in­de­pen­dent ruler or chief­tain (es­pe­cially

in Africa or Ara­bia). 26. African tree hav­ing an ex­ceed­ingly thick trunk and fruit that re­sem­bles a gourd and has an edi­ble pulp called mon­key bread. 27. North Amer­i­can repub­lic con­tain­ing 50 states - 48 con­ter­mi­nous states in North Amer­ica plus Alaska in north­west North Amer­ica and the Hawai­ian Is­lands in the Pa­cific Ocean. 29. United States swim­mer who in 1926 be­came the first woman to swim the English Chan­nel (1903- ). 30. French sculp­tor noted for his ren­der­ings of

the hu­man form (1840-1917). 32. Food mix­tures ei­ther ar­ranged on a plate or

tossed and served with a moist dress­ing. 33. A land­locked repub­lic in east­ern Africa. 34. Cap­i­tal and largest city of Iraq. 37. The process of leach­ing. 40. A hos­tel for pil­grims in Turkey. 45. A Chadic lan­guage spo­ken south of Lake

Chad. 46. A sil­very soft waxy metal­lic el­e­ment of the

al­kali metal group. 47. Genus of North Amer­i­can herbs with basal cor­date or or­bic­u­lar leaves and small pan­i­cled flow­ers. 52. An un­nat­u­rally fren­zied or dis­traught woman. 54. Long and thin and of­ten limp. 56. Of or re­lat­ing to or con­tain­ing bar­ium. 58. An oil port in south­ern Iraq. 59. The syl­la­ble nam­ing the fourth (sub­dom­i­nant)

note of the di­a­tonic scale in solmiza­tion. 60. The in­ner and thicker of the two bones of the

hu­man leg be­tween the knee and an­kle. 62. Con­cern­ing those not mem­bers of the clergy. 63. A sen­sa­tion (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that pre­cedes the on­set of cer­tain dis­or­ders such as a mi­graine at­tack or epilep­tic seizure. 64. A na­tive or in­hab­i­tant of Great Bri­tain. 66. A flat-bot­tomed vol­canic crater that was

formed by an ex­plo­sion. 67. (usu­ally fol­lowed by `to') Hav­ing the nec­es­sary means or skill or know-how or au­thor­ity to do some­thing. 70. A transuranic el­e­ment that has not been

found in na­ture. 71. The com­pass point midway be­tween north­east and east. 75. A duc­tile sil­very-white duc­tile fer­ro­mag­netic triva­lent metal­lic el­e­ment of the rare earth group.

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