Crossword Puzzle Number 5383 (Small Grid)

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ACROSS

1. A proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages).
4. A percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance.
10. (computer science) A coding system that incorporates extra parity bits in order to detect errors.
13. The fatty flesh of eel.
14. A port city in southwestern Iran.
15. (computer science) The smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen (usually a colored dot).
16. Of or relating to or involving an area.
18. A long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river.
19. Step on it.
20. Sluggish tailless Australian arboreal marsupial with gray furry ears and coat.
21. An ester of adenosine that is converted to ATP for energy storage.
23. A narcotic that is considered a hard drug.
25. A Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba people in southwestern Nigeria.
27. A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal.
28. A device that displays words for people to read.
31. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
32. Sexually transmitted urethritis (usually caused by chlamydia).
33. A colorless and odorless inert gas.
34. Greek mythology.
38. A spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter.
40. An agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank.
42. The sign language used in the United States.
43. Not final or absolute.
44. Genus of erect herbs of the Middle East having showy flowers.
46. Only the bowfins.
48. A woman's close-fitting foundation garment.
52. (informal) Being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition.
53. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
56. An implement used to propel or steer a boat.
57. (astronomy) An indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels.
60. Tropical starchy tuberous root.
62. A metric unit of length equal to ten meters.
63. Away from the mouth or oral region.
65. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
66. An associate degree in applied science.
67. A member of an agricultural people of southern India.
68. A doctor's degree in dental medicine.

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1. Hard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees.
2. 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).
3. Any wingless blood-sucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap.
4. Stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles.
5. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
6. (usually plural) A destructive action.
7. (Babylonian) God of storms and wind.
8. A high-crowned black cap (usually made of felt or sheepskin) worn by men in Turkey and Iran and the Caucasus.
9. Used of a single unit or thing.
10. An ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to about a bushel.
11. Tropical American trees with palmately compound leaves and showy bell-shaped flowers.
12. Large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals.
17. In addition.
22. A communist state in the Caribbean on the island of Cuba.
24. A conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere.
26. A Dravidian language spoken in southern India.
29. Large sweet juicy hybrid between tangerine and grapefruit having a thick wrinkled skin.
30. The third day of the week.
35. The rate of moving (especially walking or running).
36. The compass point midway between east and southeast.
37. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
39. Containing an unusual amount of grease or oil.
41. A member of the Caddo people who formerly lived in the Dakotas west of the Missouri river.
45. A cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment).
47. French biochemist who (with Francois Jacob) explained how genes are activated and suggested the existence of messenger RNA (1910-1976).
48. A public promotion of some product or service.
49. The basic unit of money in Bangladesh.
50. Weapons considered collectively.
51. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
54. (Old Testament) In Judeo-Christian mythology.
55. Any of a group of Indic languages spoken in Kashmir and eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan.
58. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
59. The act of slowing down or falling behind.
61. An informal term for a father.
64. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.

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