Odd and Rare Words

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3              45
                   
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9                    10         
                                 
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1213          14      15 
                         
16              17                     
                                       
           
           
         
         
1819            20  21           
                                 
    22              2324
                       
25  26         
               
27                  28                       
                                             
    2930                     
                             
    31            32      33           
                                       
34      35                     
                               
      36      37                     
                                     
                 
                 
    38                      39           
                                         
            40                 
                               
    41      42             
                           
43                  4445   
                           
    46  47    48  49              50
                                   
      51  52                   
                               
53            54                             
                                             
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56                            57     
                                     
  58                59                   
                                         
60                         
                           
  61  62          63         
                             
      64                   
                           
       
       
65                             
                               
       
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
66                   
                     
 
 

Across

  1. The hatred or fear of marriage (8)
  2. stretch or spread apart (10)
  3. something which is difficult to deal with (9)
  4. shrewd (6)
  5. a clockwork model of the solar system, or the sun, earth, and moon (6)
  6. In a lovely rural setting. (7)
  7. hand of cards containing no card above a nine (10)
  8. A half-shadow. (8)
  9. Happy, sunny, care-free (7)
  10. An artificial covering of hair for the genital area (6)
  11. the worship of animals (8)
  12. of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog (10)
  13. the area of the bull-ring where the bull makes its stand (9)
  14. To waste time or busy oneself aimlessly (4)
  15. a cat-lover (11)
  16. A iron bar with sliding shacles, used to fasten prisoners ankles (7)
  17. a scoundrel (10)
  18. The action of thickening or congealing (10)
  19. the alignment of three celestial bodies in a straight line, commonly the Earth, the Sun and the Moon. (6)
  20. an annual summer party and outing that used to be held by a printing house for all its employees (9)
  21. a wish or inclination which is not strong enough to lead one to take action (8)
  22. to enchant or fascinate someone (9)
  23. having a good sense of smell (11)
  24. a protective box made in the form of a book, for holding items such as botanical specimens, maps, and colour plates (8)
  25. A mixture of sand and gravel, used in road building (6)
  26. The practice of destroying, often ceremoniously, books or other written material and media. (11)
  27. uttering few words; brief in speech (12)
  28. person who appreciates art or beauty (8)
  29. reddeninng or blushing (10)
  30. Dropping a sound or syllable in a word. (7)
  31. understandable only by an enlightened inner circle (8)
  32. An anatomical landmark located at the tip of the middle finger. (9)
  33. (of a word) having many syllables or (of a piece of writing) using many long words (14)
  34. an american word that made its first appearance in the early 1800"s meaning to hoax or trick (11)

Down

  1. Execution carried out by draining (6)
  2. a convertible car with a soft roof (6)
  3. A bright orange red colour (8)
  4. Unutterable, inexpressible. (9)
  5. a flourish after a signature (6)
  6. The insertion of one or more words between the words that make up a compound phrase, as in "what-so-ever" inserted in the middle of "whatever." is called.... (6)
  7. a pendantic and annoyingly persistent critic of others (9)
  8. australian slang for a killjoy (6)
  9. the plug by which the rectum of a bear is closed during hibernation (6)
  10. The supernatural transformation of a person into a wolf (11)
  11. In trace amounts. (9)
  12. a phrase or sentence that is grammatically ambiguous (11)
  13. Involuntary grinding of the teeth (7)
  14. an old Scottish coin of low value (6)
  15. A rumbling or gurgling noise in the intestines (11)
  16. Study or investigation of crop circles (9)
  17. Earache (7)
  18. not sensible about practical matters (8)
  19. plastic surgery performed on the nose (11)
  20. laughable (7)
  21. someone who dislikes people in general (11)
  22. Scottish a mythical sea creature like a seal in water but human on land (6)
  23. Sweet sounding (11)
  24. a kiss (4)
  25. australian slang for a car accident (6)
  26. coastal navigation; the exclusive right of a country to control the air traffic within its borders (8)
  27. An argument about words (9)
  28. a married woman's male companion or lover (8)
  29. military attack carried out at night (8)
  30. a commotion or fuss (6)
  31. flattering (9)
  32. a circular symbol depicting a snake (or a dragon) swallowing its tail, intended as an emblem of wholeness or infinity (8)
  33. One of your ancestors would have used this word for "armpit" (5)
  34. a tightrope walker (11)


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