Crossword Puzzle Number 154 (Small Grid)

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ACROSS

1. The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural).
4. Attack someone physically or emotionally.
10. A number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge.
13. A metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters.
14. Statesman who led Northern Rhodesia to full independence as Zambia in 1964 and served as Zambia's first president (born in 1924).
15. A period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event.
16. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
18. Seed of a pea plant.
19. United States neoclassical architect (1847-1909).
20. Joint capital (with Mecca) of Saudi Arabia located in the central oasis.
22. Relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships.
24. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
25. Cattle that are reared for their meat.
28. A general anesthetic (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly.
31. A flexible container with a single opening.
35. A rapid bustling commotion.
36. A federal agency established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products.
37. Wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed.
39. French revolutionary leader (born in Switzerland) who was a leader in overthrowing the Girondists and was stabbed to death in his bath by Charlotte Corday (1743-1793).
41. A quantity of no importance.
44. An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members.
45. A primeval personification of air and breath.
46. An accountant certified by the state.
49. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
51. A wad of something chewable as tobacco.
54. An open box attached to a long pole handle.
56. Greek mythology.
60. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
63. American prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942).
64. Government agency created in 1974 to license and regulate nuclear power plants.
65. A genus of tropical American plants have sword-shaped leaves and a fleshy compound fruits composed of the fruits of several flowers (such as pineapples).
66. Having undesirable or negative qualities.
67. A federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment.
68. West Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice.
69. Used of a single unit or thing.

DOWN

1. The sixth month of the civil year.
2. Capital city of the Apulia region on the Adriatic coast.
3. Soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired.
4. A state in northwestern North America.
5. A person who lacks good judgment.
6. French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857).
7. Type genus of the Anatidae.
8. A state in the Rocky Mountains.
9. A Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism.
10. Large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal.
11. Fleshy and usually brightly colored cover of some seeds that develops from the ovule stalk and partially or entirely envelopes the seed.
12. Fallow deer.
17. A small cake leavened with yeast.
21. A style of glazed earthenware.
23. A gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number).
26. The basic monetary unit in many countries.
27. How long something has existed.
29. Mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls.
30. Commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column.
32. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
33. Agitation resulting from active worry.
34. United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957).
38. A former agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States.
40. Again but in a new or different way.
42. The great hall in ancient Persian palaces.
43. The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code.
47. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
48. A republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea.
50. Squash bugs.
52. A chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck.
53. Type genus of the family Arcidae.
55. Using speech rather than writing.
57. A metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells.
58. A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause).
59. An officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer.
61. (British) A waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric.
62. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.

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