Crossword Puzzle Number 417 (Small Grid)

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ACROSS

1. An insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans.
4. A song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation).
10. Any of various units of capacity.
13. A plant hormone promoting elongation of stems and roots.
14. The world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in North Africa.
15. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Telescopium and Norma.
16. True firs.
18. A male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917).
19. Noisy talk.
20. A constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula.
22. A condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people.
24. An antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain.
25. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
27. The syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization.
29. A silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion.
30. (Judaism) Not conforming to dietary laws.
35. Australian shrubs and small trees with evergreen usually spiny leaves and dense clusters of showy flowers.
37. A city in southern Turkey on the Seyhan River.
38. A colorless and odorless inert gas.
39. (of a young animal) Abandoned by its mother and raised by hand.
41. A rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion.
44. An oral antidiabetic drug (trade names DiaBeta and Micronase) that stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas.
49. A large Yoruba city in southwestern Nigeria.
53. United States swimmer who in 1926 became the first woman to swim the English Channel (1903- ).
54. Light informal conversation for social occasions.
55. Unknown god.
56. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
57. A quantity of no importance.
60. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
62. Of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand of its people.
63. An arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands).
65. A dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived.
66. The act of grasping.
67. An association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia.
68. A sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow).

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1. The length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference.
2. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
3. Formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men.
4. An ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq.
5. A silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group.
6. Psychoactive substance present in marijuana.
7. An abbreviation for `hazardous material' used on warning signs.
8. A period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event.
9. God of death.
10. Common Indian weaverbird.
11. (informal) Exceptionally good.
12. A body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land.
17. A Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ.
21. Belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself).
23. A notable achievement.
26. A ductile gray metallic element of the lanthanide series.
28. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
31. An intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores.
32. Having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number.
33. (Irish) Mother of the ancient Irish gods.
34. Thigh of a hog (usually smoked).
36. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
40. Small creeping evergreen shrubs.
41. God of death.
42. Foul with waste matter.
43. A small cake leavened with yeast.
45. A state in the Rocky Mountains.
46. A hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair.
47. Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object).
48. A narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband.
50. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
51. Jordan's port.
52. A wealthy man (who made his fortune in the Orient).
58. The part of the nervous system of vertebrates that controls involuntary actions of the smooth muscles and heart and glands.
59. A chronic skin disease occurring primarily in women between the ages of 20 and 40.
61. A pilgrimage to Mecca.
64. A state in east central United States.

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