Crossword Puzzle Number 157 (Extra Small Grid)

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ACROSS

1. God of the earth.
4. German botanist who is generally recognized as founding bacteriology when he recognized bacteria as plants.
8. The sign language used in the United States.
11. A lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood.
12. According to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC).
13. The cry made by sheep.
14. An agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank.
15. Diabetes caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin and characterized by polyuria.
16. Any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism.
17. A small cake leavened with yeast.
19. A radioactive element of the actinide series.
21. A flexible container with a single opening.
23. A woman hired to suckle a child of someone else.
24. A nucleic acid consisting of large molecules shaped like a double helix.
27. Large brownish-green New Zealand parrot.
29. A genus of Ploceidae.
31. A unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns.
34. A light touch or stroke.
35. A public promotion of some product or service.
36. An associate degree in nursing.
38. A soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group.
42. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
46. Large burrowing rodent of South and Central America.
47. A federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment.
50. Tag the base runner to get him out.
51. An informal term for a father.
52. (Islam) The man who leads prayers in a mosque.
53. A loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth.

DOWN

1. Marked by lack of intellectual depth.
2. Tropical starchy tuberous root.
3. Divulge information or secrets.
4. Someone who is morally reprehensible.
5. The ohmic resistance of a conductor.
6. (astronomy) The angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing.
7. The compass point that is one point east (clockwise) of due north.
8. At right angles to the length of a ship or airplane.
9. Large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds.
10. The sound of laughing.
18. The blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens.
20. A compartment in front of a motor vehicle where driver sits.
22. Jordan's port.
25. A silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group.
26. A condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders.
28. Title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey).
30. A Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad.
32. A bachelor's degree in religion.
33. A geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and Surinam.
37. Plant with an elongated head of broad stalked leaves resembling celery.
38. A workplace for the conduct of scientific research.
39. A long-playing phonograph record.
40. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.
41. A metabolic acid found in yeast and liver cells.
43. A slight amount or degree of difference.
44. A rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion.
45. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism.
48. Of or relating to the stomach and intestines.
49. Before noon.

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