Crossword Puzzle Number 280 (Small Grid)

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ACROSS

1. The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural).
4. Snarled or stalled in complete confusion.
9. A hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward.
13. United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters.
14. A game played with playing cards.
15. (informal) Being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition.
16. (Irish) Mother of the ancient Irish gods.
17. A member of a Turkic people of Uzbekistan and neighboring areas.
18. Roman Emperor notorious for his monstrous vice and fantastic luxury (was said to have started a fire that destroyed much of Rome in 64) but the Empire remained prosperous during his rule (37-68).
19. Title used for a married Frenchwoman.
21. Innumerable but many.
23. A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite.
24. A logarithmic unit of sound intensity.
28. Follower of Rastafarianism.
32. Submerged freshwater perennials.
35. The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code.
36. A software system that facilitates the creation and maintenance and use of an electronic database.
37. United States musician (born in Japan) who married John Lennon and collaborated with him on recordings (born in 1933).
38. Basic principles of the cosmos.
42. Common house and field crickets.
44. A Scottish word.
46. Thigh of a hog (usually smoked).
47. A pilgrimage to Mecca.
50. The bureau of the Treasury Department responsible for tax collections.
52. Long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant.
56. Having the leading position or higher score in a contest.
58. Harsh or corrosive in tone.
61. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
62. A workplace for the conduct of scientific research.
63. A covered passageway.
65. A master's degree in fine arts.
66. The compass point that is one point south of due east.
67. African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread.
68. A unit of pressure.

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1. Small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World.
2. Obvious and dull.
3. Wearing or provided with clothing.
4. The application of very thin coat of color over the surface of a picture.
5. A cape at the southern tip of Norway.
6. Someone who engages in arbitrage (who purchases securities in one market for immediate resale in another in the hope of profiting from the price differential).
7. A federal agency established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products.
8. Capital of modern Macedonia.
9. Famous chief of the Ottawa who led an unsuccessful rebellion against the British (1715-1769).
10. Widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions for its fragrant flowers and colorful fruits.
11. Articles of the same kind or material.
12. A city in east-central France on the Rhone River.
20. (Babylonian) God of storms and wind.
22. Small bitter fruit of the marasca cherry tree from whose juice maraschino liqueur is made.
25. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
26. The capital and chief port of Qatar.
27. (Akkadian) God of wisdom.
29. Footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material.
30. A portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs).
31. Small buffalo of the Celebes having small straight horns.
33. The syllable naming the sixth (submediant) note of a major or minor scale in solmization.
34. A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.
39. A Hindu prince or king in India.
40. The 12th letter of the Greek alphabet.
41. American prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942).
43. Group insurance that entitles members to services of participating hospitals and clinics and physicians.
45. Athenian lawmaker whose code of laws prescribed death for almost every offense (circa 7th century BC).
48. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
49. United States labor organizer who ran for President as a socialist (1855-1926).
51. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
53. God of love and erotic desire.
54. A flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers.
55. The biblical name for ancient Syria.
57. A light touch or stroke.
59. An agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank.
60. A young woman making her debut into society.
64. An intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores.

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