CROSSWORD 1679

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1. A met­ric unit of vol­ume or ca­pac­ity equal to 10 liters. 4. An act of scal­ing by the use of lad­ders (es­pe­cially the walls of a for­ti­fi­ca­tion). 12. Be­ing one more than one. 15. Ti­tle for a civil or mil­i­tary leader (es­pe­cially in Tur­key). 16. Sub­ject to a de­mand for pay­ment be­fore due date. 17. Thigh of a hog (usu­ally smoked). 18. The occurrence of sur­plus liq­uid (as wa­ter) ex­ceed­ing the limit or ca­pac­ity. 19. A group of islands in the At­lantic off the Carolina coast. 21. An in­for­mal term for a fa­ther. 22. Lower in es­teem. 25. A non­metal­lic el­e­ment be­long­ing to the halo­gens. 26. (Akka­dian) Mother and earth god­dess in Gil­gamish epic. 29. Al­co­holic drink from fer­mented cider (`cider' and `cy­der' are Euro­pean (es­pe­cially Bri­tish) us­age for the fer­mented bev­er­age). 31. The qual­ity of be­ing the same in quan­tity or mea­sure or value or sta­tus. 34. A for­mer com­mu­nist coun­try in eastern Europe and north­ern Asia. 38. A soft yel­low mal­leable duc­tile (triva­lent and uni­va­lent) metal­lic el­e­ment. 39. (Akka­dian) God of wis­dom. 40. Strive to equal or match, es­pe­cially by im­i­tat­ing. 42. Gather, as of as crops. 45. The ba­sic unit of money in Bangladesh. 47. Some­one who can be em­ployed as a de­tec­tive to col­lect in­for­ma­tion. 48. Any of nu­mer­ous peren­nial bul­bous herbs hav­ing lin­ear or broadly lance­o­late leaves and usu­ally a sin­gle showy flower.50. A soft sil­very metal­lic el­e­ment of the al­kali earth group. 52. The Ti­beto-Bur­man lan­guage spo­ken in the Dali re­gion of Yun­nan. 53. A very light col­or­less el­e­ment that is one of the six in­ert gasses. 54. Tak­ing place over pub­lic roads. 57. A physi­cian who is not a spe­cial­ist but treats all ill­nesses. 63. A card game for 2 play­ers. 65. A genus of Stro­matei­dae. 67. Non­s­teroidal anti-in­flam­ma­tory drug (trade names Orudis or Orudis KT or Oru­vail). 68. Cover as if with a shroud. 70. (Greek mythol­ogy) Son of Daedalus. 74. A col­lec­tion of facts from which con­clu­sions may be drawn. 75. A group of coun­tries in spe­cial al­liance. 77. A woman's large folded hooped hood. 78. A unit of sur­face area equal to 100 square me­ters. 81. Ja­panese or­na­men­tal tree with fra­grant white or pink blos­soms and small yel­low fruits. 82. Hav­ing lead­er­ship guid­ance. 83. A river in north­east­ern Brazil that flows gen­er­ally north­ward to the At­lantic Ocean. 84. An es­ter of adeno­sine that is con­verted to ATP for en­ergy stor­age.

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1. Any of a group of Indic lan­guages spo­ken in Kash­mir and eastern Afghanistan and north­ern Pak­istan. 2. Largest known toad species. 3. Soviet physi­cist who worked on low tem­per­a­ture physics (1908-1968). 4. Liq­uid con­tain­ing pro­teins and elec­trolytes in­clud­ing the liq­uid in blood plasma and in­ter­sti­tial fluid. 5. An over­land jour­ney by hunters (es­pe­cially in Africa). 6. Be­ing ten more than one hun­dred forty. 7. Type genus of the Al­ci­dae com­pris­ing solely the ra­zor­bill. 8. A white soft metal­lic el­e­ment that tar­nishes read­ily. 9. A church as­so­ci­ated with a monastery or con­vent. 10. A chronic skin disease oc­cur­ring pri­mar­ily in women be­tween the ages of 20 and 40. 11. Sug­ges­tive of the su­per­nat­u­ral. 12. A heavy dull sound (as made by im­pact of heavy ob­jects). 13. Gully or streambed in North Africa and the Mid­dle East that re­mains dry ex­cept dur­ing rainy sea­son. 14. A strate­gi­cally lo­cated monar­chy on the south­ern and eastern coasts of the Ara­bian Penin­sula. 20. A solid mass of blas­tomeres that forms when the zy­gote splits. 23. Genus of East In­dian trees or shrubs. 24. A white triva­lent metal­lic el­e­ment. 27. An in­tensely ra­dioac­tive metal­lic el­e­ment that oc­curs in minute amounts in ura­nium ores. 28. (Norse mythol­ogy) One of the Ae­sir known for his beauty and skill with bow and skis. 30. A soft­ware sys­tem that fa­cil­i­tates the cre­ation and­main­te­nance and use of an elec­tronic data­base. 32. A line of peo­ple or ve­hi­cles wait­ing for some­thing. 33. Noisy talk. 35. South Asian deer with three-tined antlers. 36. United States painter best known for his por­traits of Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton (1755-1828). 37. Make one's home or live in. 41. 300 to 3000 mega­hertz. 43. A sil­very duc­tile metal­lic el­e­ment found pri­mar­ily in baux­ite. 44. Small vo­ra­ciously car­niv­o­rous fresh­wa­ter fishes of South Amer­ica that at­tack and de­stroy liv­ing an­i­mals. 46. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B anti­gens. 49. Fire iron con­sist­ing of a metal rod with a han­dle. 51. A soft white­pre­cious uni­va­lent metal­lic el­e­ment hav­ing the high­est elec­tri­cal and ther­mal con­duc­tiv­ity of any metal. 55. Trop­i­cal Amer­i­can herbs some­times in­cluded in genus Epis­cia. 56. An of­fi­cial pros­e­cu­tor for a ju­di­cial district. 58. A tri­cy­cle (usu­ally pro­pelled by ped­alling). 59. (botany) Es­pe­cially of leaves. 60. De­feated in a com­pe­ti­tion. 61. A re­li­gious cult prac­ticed chiefly in Caribbean coun­tries (es­pe­cially Haiti). 62. A col­or­less and odor­less in­ert gas. 64. Stout-bod­ied in­sect with large mem­bra­nous wings. 66. Some­thing (of­ten some­thing de­cep­tively at­trac­tive) that catches you un­awares. 69. (Norse mythol­ogy) One of the Ae­sir known for his beauty and skill with bow and skis. 71. Avatar of Vishnu. 72. Em­ployed in ac­com­plish­ing some­thing. 73. A ves­sel that car­ries pas­sen­gers or freight v 1. 76. A sud­den loss of con­scious­ness re­sult­ing when the rup­ture or oc­clu­sion of a blood ves­sel leads to oxy­gen lack in the brain. 79. A per­son forced to flee from home or coun­try. 80. Be­ing one more than one.

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