CROSS­WORD 1678

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1. Ex­tremely pleas­ing. 4. A ve­hi­cle car­ry­ing many pas­sen­gers. 12. An un­der­gar­ment worn by women to sup­port their breasts. 15. An agency of the United Na­tions af­fil­i­ated with the World Bank. 16. An ab­nor­mally high de­gree of ir­ri­tabil­ity or sen­si­tiv­ity or ex­citabil­ity. 17. A boy or man. 18. A sharp hand ges­ture (re­sem­bling a blow). 19. A group of mostly ex­tinct prim­i­tive bony fishes char­ac­ter­ized by ar­mor-like bony scales. 20. The com­pass point mid­way be­tween north­east and east. 21. A medic­i­nal drug used to evoke vom­it­ing (es­pe­cially in cases of drug over­dose or poi­son­ing). 23. Ei­ther ex­trem­ity of some­thing that has length. 24. A ma­jor Euro­pean river car­ry­ing more traf­fic than any other river in the world. 26. Pos­si­ble to sell. 28. A small ves­sel with a rim curved to fit the or­bit of the eye. 30. English monk and scholar (672-735). 32. 3 to 30 gi­ga­hertz. 35. A unit of weight for pre­cious stones = 200 mg. 38. A pe­riod marked by dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ter or reck­oned from a fixed point or event. 40. A cephalosporin that can be given par­enter­ally (trade name Zi­nacef) or orally by tablets (trade name Ceftin). 42. A Kwa lan­guage spo­ken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. 44. Read­ing care­fully with in­tent to re­mem­ber. 46. Type genus of the Ma­ji­dae. 47. Cut or im­pressed into a sur­face. 48. Flower ar­range­ment con­sist­ing of a circular band of fo­liage or flow­ers for or­na­men­tal pur­poses. 49. A loose sleeve­less outer gar­ment made from aba cloth. 51. Ex­tremely in­tri­cate. 53. A re­gion of Malaysia in north­east­ern Bor­neo. 55. For­bid­den to pro­fane use es­pe­cially in South Pa­cific is­lands. 57. (ob­stet­rics) The num­ber of live-born chil­dren a woman has de­liv­ered. 58. Cubes of meat mar­i­nated and cooked on a skewer usu­ally with veg­eta­bles. 62. A Ukrainian penin­sula be­tween the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. 65. A self-right­eous or sanc­ti­mo­nious per­son. 70. Amer­i­can pro­fes­sional base­ball player who hit more home runs than Babe Ruth (born in 1934). 73. Block pas­sage through. 74. The ba­sic unit of money in Iran. 77. (Ir­ish) The sea per­son­i­fied. 78. South Amer­i­can shrub or small tree hav­ing long shin­ing ev­er­green leaves and pan­i­cles of green or yel­low flow­ers. 79. Lead some­one in the wrong di­rec­tion. 80. One or some or ev­ery or all with­out spec­i­fi­ca­tion.

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1. A group of more than 800 is­lands (100 in­hab­ited) in the south­west­ern Pa­cific. 2. (Baby­lo­nian) A demigod or first man. 3. A con­fu­sion of voices and other sounds. 4. Large Old World bat of warm and trop­i­cal re­gions that feeds on fruit. 5. An au­thor­i­ta­tive per­son who di­vines the fu­ture. 6. Be­ing one more than nine. 7. A mem­ber of the Siouan peo­ple in­hab­it­ing the val­leys of the Platte and Mis­souri rivers in Ne­braska. 8. United States para­psy­chol­o­gist (18951980). 9. Adult fe­male chicken. 10. The act of us­ing. 11. Smeared with some­thing that soils or stains. 12. A short high tone pro­duced as a sig­nal or warn­ing. 13. (the fem­i­nine of raja) A Hindu princess or the wife of a raja. 14. Chief port of Ye­men. 22. A small tent used as a dress­ing room be­side the sea or a swim­ming pool. 25. Quick to take of­fense. 27. Or­der of mam­mals hav­ing few or no teeth in­clud­ing. 29. The ba­sic mon­e­tary unit of Por­tu­gal. 31. A col­or­less and odor­less in­ert gas. 33. (math­e­mat­ics) Di­rectly pro­por­tional. 34. Any dis­ease of the throat or fauces marked by spas­modic at­tacks of in­tense suf­foca­tive pain. 36. Jor­dan's port. 37. The sev­enth month of the Moslem cal­en­dar. 39. The residue that re­mains when some­thing is burned. 41. De­cid­u­ous trees with smooth usu­ally sil­ver-gray bark of North Amer­ica and Europe and Asia. 43. The seat within a bishop's dio­cese where his cathe­dral is lo­cated adv. 45. A city in south­east­ern South Korea. 50. The vis­ual prop­erty of some­thing that shines with re­flected light. 52. A British doc­tor­ate. 54. Re­mote city of Kaza­khstan that (os­ten­si­bly for se­cu­rity rea­sons) was made the cap­i­tal in 1998. 56. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B anti­gens. 59. A soft sil­very metal­lic el­e­ment of the al­kali earth group. 60. The cap­i­tal and largest city of Bangladesh. 61. (ar­chi­tec­ture) Form­ing or re­sem­bling an arch. 63. Ra­dioac­tive io­dine test that mea­sures the amount of ra­dioac­tive io­dine taken up by the thy­roid gland. 64. A repub­lic in the Mid­dle East in west­ern Asia. 66. A whetstone made of fine grit­stone. 67. Type genus of the Sul­i­dae. 68. Any place of com­plete bliss and de­light and peace. 69. Sug­ges­tive of the su­per­nat­u­ral. 71. Ja­panese or­na­men­tal tree with fra­grant white or pink blos­soms and small yel­low fruits. 72. The part of the ner­vous sys­tem of ver­te­brates that con­trols in­vol­un­tary ac­tions of the smooth mus­cles and heart and glands.

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