Crossword Puzzle Number 252 (Small Grid)

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ACROSS

1. 30 to 300 gigahertz.
4. American Revolutionary patriot.
9. The capital of Western Samoa.
13. The corporate executive responsible for the operations of the firm.
14. (law) The seat for judges in a courtroom.
15. Stems of beans and peas and potatoes and grasses collectively as used for thatching and bedding.
16. Of or relating to or near the tarsus of the foot.
18. Any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia.
19. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
20. (used of count nouns) Every one considered individually.
23. South African term for `boss'.
24. Jordan's port.
27. A soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures).
28. Jordan's port.
31. One of the five major classes of immunoglobulins.
34. Game in which matchsticks are arranged in rows and players alternately remove one or more of them.
36. (Greek mythology) The daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra.
40. A person who practices masturbation.
43. Type genus of the Anatidae.
44. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
45. Very dark black.
48. Hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland (trade name Pitressin) and also by nerve endings in the hypothalamus.
49. An indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp.
52. A public promotion of some product or service.
54. Supernatural half-man and half-bird vehicle or bearer of Vishnu.
61. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
62. Lower in esteem.
65. Wearing or provided with clothing.
66. Government agency created in 1974 to license and regulate nuclear power plants.
67. Shrub bearing oval-fruited kumquats.
69. A benevolent aspect of Devi.
70. East Indian tree bearing a profusion of intense vermilion velvet-textured blooms and yielding a yellow dye.
71. Inability to perceive written words.
72. A rapid escape (as by criminals).

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1. (prefix) Outside or outer.
2. A collection of objects laid on top of each other.
3. (nautical) Situated at or toward the bow of a vessel.
4. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
5. Indigo bush.
6. An associate degree in nursing.
7. One million periods per second.
8. Title for the former hereditary monarch of Iran.
9. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
10. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
11. (anatomy) Of or relating to the ilium.
12. Collect or gather.
17. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
21. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
22. (of a young animal) Abandoned by its mother and raised by hand.
25. Unknown god.
26. Step on it.
29. The last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries.
30. A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.
32. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.
33. An inactive volcano in Sicily.
35. A bachelor's degree in science.
37. A zodiacal constellation in northern hemisphere between Cancer and Virgo.
38. A unit of absorbed ionizing radiation equal to 100 ergs per gram of irradiated material.
39. The residue that remains when something is burned.
41. (Babylonian) God of wisdom and agriculture and patron of scribes and schools.
42. A police officer who investigates crimes.
46. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
47. (British) Your grandmother.
50. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
51. A clique that seeks power usually through intrigue.
53. The last (12th) month of the year.
55. A city in northern India.
56. Framework for holding objects.
57. (prefix) Half or partial.
58. The twelfth month of the civil year.
59. The battle in 202 BC in which Scipio decisively defeated Hannibal at the end of the second Punic War.
60. Mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls.
63. How long something has existed.
64. A single-reed woodwind with a conical bore.
68. A state in midwestern United States.

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