Crossword Puzzle Number 886 (Small Grid)

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1. System of measurement based on centimeters and grams and seconds.
4. An alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding.
10. A condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people.
13. Resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects.
14. In the area or vicinity.
15. A metal-bearing mineral valuable enough to be mined.
16. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
17. One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
19. A tricycle (usually propelled by pedalling).
22. (Irish) Mother of the Tuatha De Danann.
24. Made agreeably cold (especially by ice).
27. A carriage consisting of two wheels and calash top.
31. A genus of Paridae.
33. An esoteric or occult matter that is traditionally secret.
35. Botfly larva.
37. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
38. Highly recommended.
42. Strike with disgust or revulsion.
45. The Mongol people living the the central and eastern parts of Outer Mongolia.
49. Common black-and-gray Eurasian bird noted for thievery.
52. A human limb.
53. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).
54. A Spanish unit of length (about a yard) having different values in different localities.
58. A light touch or stroke.
60. (Islam) The man who leads prayers in a mosque.
61. Any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism.
62. (Babylonian) A demigod or first man.
63. A small cake leavened with yeast.
64. An expression of greeting.


1. A sudden very loud noise.
2. A measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity or for testing conformity with a standard.
3. Any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae.
4. Genus of tropical plants with creeping rootstocks and small umbellate flowers.
5. Of or relating to the former Indo-European people.
6. A port city in southern Kenya on a coral island in a bay of the Indian Ocean.
7. Seed vessel having hooks or prickles.
8. (Babylonian) The sky god.
9. Being one hundred more than three hundred.
10. Acid gritty-textured fruit.
11. Any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses.
12. Flightless New Zealand rail of thievish disposition having short wings each with a spur used in fighting.
18. A plant hormone promoting elongation of stems and roots.
20. Severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset.
21. Common Indian weaverbird.
23. An indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp.
25. The imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC.
26. Informal terms for a meal.
28. The longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code.
29. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
30. Light informal conversation for social occasions.
32. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
34. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
36. Aromatic bulb used as seasoning.
39. The basic unit of money in Bangladesh.
40. New Zealand timber tree resembling the cypress.
41. A Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba people in southwestern Nigeria.
43. A sliver-white metallic element of the platinum group that resembles platinum.
44. Covered with a firm surface.
46. Wild or domesticated South American cud-chewing animal related to camels but smaller and lacking a hump.
47. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
48. Small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World.
50. The biblical name for ancient Syria.
51. An important seaport on the Island of Cebu in the Philippines.
55. A reproach for some lapse or misdeed.
56. (Irish) Mother of the ancient Irish gods.
57. A castrated tomcat.
59. An informal term for a father.

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