Crossword Puzzle Number 899 (Small Grid)

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ACROSS

1. Leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper.
5. Of a pale purple color.
10. (astronomy) A measure of time defined by Earth's orbital motion.
13. Obscene terms for feces.
14. Of or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people.
15. 10 hao equal 1 dong.
16. Antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia.
18. Jordan's port.
20. Ratio of the hypotenuse to the opposite side.
22. Submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers.
23. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
26. Someone who guards prisoners.
29. The ratio of reflected to incident light.
33. Alsatian artist and poet who was cofounder of Dadaism in Zurich.
34. Made agreeably cold (especially by ice).
36. Essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers.
37. An accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape.
39. Minute freshwater crustacean having a round body enclosed in a transparent shell.
41. United States tennis player who was the first Black to win United States and English singles championships (1943-1993).
42. An amino acid that is found in the central nervous system.
43. The sign language used in the United States.
44. Any of various units of capacity.
46. (trademark) A liquid that temporarily disables a person.
48. Type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill.
51. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
53. Type genus of the family Arcidae.
57. Found along western Atlantic coast.
59. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
63. A river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine.
64. The 7th letter of the Greek alphabet.
65. A cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the surface of the sun.
67. The compass point that is one point east (clockwise) of due north.
68. A young woman making her debut into society.
69. Common house and field crickets.
70. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
71. The branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication.

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1. An organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the sale of petroleum.
2. A Loloish language.
3. The act of losing.
4. Earnest or urgent request.
5. (Irish) The sea personified.
6. A heavy brittle metallic element of the platinum group.
7. A German art song of the 19th century for voice and piano.
8. A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms.
9. Thorny shrub or small tree common in central Argentina having small orange or yellow flowers followed by edible berries.
10. Of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand of its people.
11. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
12. Any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping.
17. A dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain.
19. The quarter of many North African cities in which the citadel is located.
21. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
24. Lacking sufficient water or rainfall.
25. A member of an agricultural people in southeastern India.
27. (Greek mythology) Greek god of war.
28. Large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterranean.
30. An inactive volcano in Sicily.
31. A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it.
32. Using speech rather than writing.
35. Mild yellow Dutch cheese made in balls.
38. Cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables.
40. Committee formed by a special-interest group to raise money for their favorite political candidates.
45. 16 ounces.
47. (Akkadian) God of wisdom.
49. Being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time.
50. Decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers.
52. United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957).
54. Type genus of the Ranidae.
55. Open-heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart.
56. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).
58. A benevolent aspect of Devi.
60. An actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech.
61. Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object).
62. The cry made by sheep.
66. A radioactive element of the actinide series.

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