Crossword Puzzle Number 857 (Small Grid)

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1. Type genus of the Apidae.
5. Very sophisticated especially because of surfeit.
10. The network in the reticular formation that serves an alerting or arousal function.
13. A journey in a vehicle driven by someone else.
14. Insectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs.
15. Alsatian artist and poet who was cofounder of Dadaism in Zurich.
16. Relating to or having the characteristics of bees.
18. An unofficial association of people or groups.
19. The 26th letter of the Roman alphabet.
20. African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread.
22. French novelist.
24. God of death.
25. The syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization.
26. Date used in reckoning dates before the supposed year Christ was born.
28. Aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar.
29. Microscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga having cell walls impregnated with silica.
34. The azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian.
35. A white linen liturgical vestment with sleeves.
36. Similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legs.
37. A nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank.
40. A colorless explosive liquid that is volatile and poisonous and foul-smelling.
41. A former agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States.
42. (Greek mythology) Greek god of war.
43. An official prosecutor for a judicial district.
46. An informal term for a father.
49. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
51. All of the inhabitants of the earth.
54. An Indian side dish of yogurt and chopped cucumbers and spices.
58. Depressing in character or appearance.
59. The dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal).
62. The month following February and preceding April.
63. (British) A waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric.
64. A port city in southwestern Iran.
66. A Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba people in southwestern Nigeria.
67. Inquire about.
68. West Indian tree having racemes of fragrant white flowers and yielding a durable timber and resinous juice.
69. A member of a Mayan people of southwestern Guatemala.

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1. An Arabic speaking person who lives in Arabia or North Africa.
2. Type genus of the Pipidae.
3. A manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language.
4. A cylindrical drawstring bag used by sailors to hold their clothing and other gear.
5. A nonmetallic largely pentavalent heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens.
6. A workplace for the conduct of scientific research.
7. (Irish) Mother of the ancient Irish gods.
8. In the Arabian Nights a hero who tells of the fantastic adventures he had in his voyages.
9. Tropical starchy tuberous root.
10. Harass with persistent criticism or carping.
11. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).
12. A detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work.
17. A potent narcotic antagonist (trade name Narcan) especially effective with morphine.
21. Any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples.
23. An accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape.
27. A male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917).
30. An electrically charged particle.
31. An official language of the Republic of South Africa.
32. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
33. Any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves.
38. A poor white person in the southern US.
39. Port city on southern Honshu on Osaka Bay.
44. A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms.
45. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.
47. English theoretical physicist who applied relativity theory to quantum mechanics and predicted the existence of antimatter and the positron (1902-1984).
48. An associate degree in nursing.
50. A particular environment or walk of life.
52. A river that rises in northeastern Turkey (near the source of the Euphrates) and flows generally eastward through Armenia to the Caspian Sea.
53. Tropical woody herb with showy yellow flowers and flat pods.
55. (Islam) The man who leads prayers in a mosque.
56. The basic unit of money in Bangladesh.
57. Starch resembling sago that is obtained from cuckoopint root.
60. An agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank.
61. A light touch or stroke.
65. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.

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